While I’m celebrating the completion of Christ is For Us, I decided to give myself a vacation from blogging and introduce you to Dale Fredrickson, who is a pastor and poet from Denver, Colorado. He says, “I’d like to inspire the entire world but find that inspiring myself and my family and friends is work enough.”
Count me in as one of the inspired! I loved Dale’s earlier book of prayer poems, Help Me Be: Praying in Poems, and was excited to learn this week that he has just released a new book of poems called Keeping Pulse: Poems for the Heart. The collection of 26 poems is now available as a book with full-colour artwork, a PDF version, 14 spoken word poems as an MP3 download or on CD, an artistic print, or the full package. You can find more information by clicking on the title: Keeping Pulse: Poems for the Heart.
Here’s the opening of one of my favourites followed by the video version.
Doubters, Broken, Happy
You are for the Doubters, the Broken, the Happy:
You meet us in the asking, seeking, and knocking.
You are present in our darkest valleys.
You know that we’ve all experienced
In all things you give us Resurrection
You are the God of Resurrection. . . .
Watch the video version of this word poem. I hope it will encourage and inspire you as it has me. Enjoy!
Prompt for Writing or Reflection: Do you identify more with the doubter, broken, or happy today?
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