Author Archives: Christy Foldenauer

Unorthodox (Poetry based on John 9)

By Christy Foldenauer   Jesus, You took mud – the kind we scrape off our boots – And You mixed it with some spit To give sight to a blind man. The blind man washed in Siloam, then he could … Continue reading

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How Do We Find You? A Christmas Reflection – 2016

How do we find You? Amidst fa-la-la’s and merry tidings Christmas cards and those inviting us to do more, go more… Keep up with the Jones’, Lord   How do we find You? When nightly news talks terror Contentious debates … Continue reading

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On Blessing My Kids

Several months ago, I started a new practice at our house. I started blessing my kids. I do it every day, as they leave for school. I lay my hand on each ones head, or their shoulder, or the back … Continue reading

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The Creative’s Blessing: My TEDx Open Mic Night Talk

Maybe you’ve heard: TEDx is coming to Richmond in March! Last week, I participated in an Open Mic Night at the Hippodrome in downtown Richmond, where 30 speaking hopefuls gave two minutes each on their idea worth spreading, in hopes … Continue reading

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Full Bloom

I believe God tends a secret garden and some of His favorites are hidden there. He joyfully shapes and prunes their fresh buds and fragrant leaves. The secret garden is lush, filled with vibrant colors and saturated hues, They will … Continue reading

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Living Like a Monk…

I Am Going To Start Living Like a Monk – an exercise* in poetry from Christine Paintner’s book, The Artist’s Rule (*The exercise: Take the opening line “I am going to start living like a monk…” and write your own … Continue reading

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A Prayer for 2013

BLESS the Lord, O my soul, Let all that is within me BLESS His holy name.   REST in the Lord, O my soul, Let me cease striving and learn to REST in His holy name.   PEACE in the … Continue reading

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