The Farmer

When Michigan first started actively responding to COVID-19, I started rereading the Little House books. They’ve always been comfort food, probably because their lives were always so much worse than mine. At least, I’m pretty sure that’s exactly why I immediately

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To Kelly, On Her Wedding Day

Today—I think—is an old friend’s wedding day. It wasn’t supposed to be today. It was originally scheduled for early April. But because of COVID-19, Kelly and her fiancé decided to have a family-only ceremony, and not delay. She’s waited so

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Scenes from the Ladies Restroom at Grand Valley State University

Just felt like posting a slightly snarky interlude today. In honor of the Great National Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020, I present to you two haikus from college: a set of literal signs posted in one of the cafeteria bathrooms

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Sleep

Today’s poem was for the November 2017 poem a day prompt of “Self-Destruct.” It feels timely today for two reasons. First, I spent a LOT of time sleeping this week; a bad cold (not coronavirus, I swear!) knocked me out

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The Road to Uganda 5: Forgive Me, Father

I’ve been reminiscing about my previous missions trips sporadically for a couple of reasons, but my main goal is to show what God did in my own life through missions trips so that you will be motivated to pray that

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The Castle Ruins

Not a whole lot to say about this one. It was for last November’s Poem a Day challenge, and the prompt was “Once Upon a Time.” Enjoy. The Castle Ruins Originally written November 1, 2019 The castle was in ruins.

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What Grows Inside

Fun fact! With over 130 poems posted now, I don’t have a good system to keep track of what I’ve posted and what I have not, so I rely on the backend search function to see if I’ve posted something

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Natural Order

Today’s poem has a few layers. The first is in its form. It’s a golden shovel—the last word of every line comes from one of my favorite poems. And by “favorite” I mean “I sat there in my AP Literature

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The Road to Uganda 4: What If?

One of the ways faith plays out in my life is that, when I want to do something, I just tend to kind of walk forward in faith until God says no. Sometimes, God has to say no loudly and

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Chance and Fate

I don’t remember the exact context for today’s poem, but I do know that throughout my life, I have believed in divine control over key lifeevents, or “fate.”* So much of my life has been dictated by a few key

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