There’s something so profound in the truth of your name Never a negative noun or a bitter refrain The creator of all nature has a nature to claim Yeshua Yes You Are YAHWEH One in the same I am broken battle blistered Clanging chords of chaos Prone to wander, God I feel The definition of … More Yes You Are
I posted this piece a while back but I recently did a video version of it for a school project so I’ve included that here. Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” So, … More Not Done
We start with nothing. And then, the cataclysm of creation, From void to holy formation, God constructs the first foundation With four small words Let There Be Light And while the beginning is perfect We bear cracks on the surface. Stacks of missed marks And broken hearts And the fear of forever Forever falling apart. … More Let There Be Light
A spoken word poem that I wrote and performed for OKC Community Church at Easter. … More What I Will Do (Easter 2019)
Below is the text and video of a new Spoken Word poem. I hope it encourages you. The name of Jesus hits me right in the chest Whether I’m cynical, angry, confused, or depressed It speaks to me It resounds in my breast J.E.S.U.S. The name of Jesus breaks the chains of the oppressed Gives … More J.E.S.U.S.
After dad died I inherited some of his belongings. Items that wouldn’t have held any significance otherwise but quickly became really important to me. One of those items was an old pair of brown leather shoes. I actually really liked the shoes, from a “fashion” standpoint. They looked good with jeans so I wore them … More Your Shoes
Artwork by Korri Werner, Leslie Koch, and Ashley Stephen For the final Sunday of Advent, we decided to do something a little different. Instead of doing a reading on stage, we chose to do a spoken work video with dance as the primary visual component. This project was super fun to work on and I’m … More Advent Week 4: Peace
Artwork by Leslie Koch Reader 1 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, … More Advent Week 2 – Hope
I’ve had several people ask for the spoken word pieces I did for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day this year. I realized I hadn’t added them here so here is the first one. She is. She is. She is mom. She is mother. Whether biological mother Adoptive mother Step mother Single mother God mother Chosen … More She is.