Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing


Speak Life

by Butterfly Thomas A couple of weeks ago, I was feeling deeply discouraged. I started ruminating on many times people who were supposed to encourage me, …

I’m a Mother Too

by K.D. DeFehr I’m a mother now too, although our little one’s story will never unfold. I’m a mother now too, only with just the ghost of a happy memory, …


by Steve Persaud And the bloodletting never stops, cast in some form of mathematical anomaly. When I add, I find myself subtracting, and my thoughts are …

Sedona Spring

by Selah Grenewood You say, I’m just digging into your soul Until the only possibility is desert. And in this desert, comes the spring. See? Hurt with me. …

Quatrain – What Is Love?

by Marlene Mesot There is a saying That love is blind. But the Bible says Love is patient and kind. The Bible also says Love keeps no record of a wrong. This …

My Friend’s Names

by Marlene Mesot I have a friend you cannot see. When I am down, He strengthens me. From sin and death He’ll set you free. His name is Friend of Sinners. I …

Game Over

by Abbie Johnson Taylor He didn’t leave his heart in San Francisco, the home of the 2014 World Series champion. No, his heart was in Colorado. The Rockies …

Water and Words

Soft, without ends or beginnings Flowing smooth and self-contained Not hiding what is underneath These currents play the music Setting my words to shape and …

Apart From Words

Curved lines of loosely-chosen order Speak to strangers through the veil of vagueness Some language lacking words Making sense, nevertheless, to those with …

‘Courage’ by Peter MacQuarrie

by Peter MacQuarrie Ask for courage, Not wealth, Not fame, Not power, Nor for prestigious stature. Ask for courage, So you may be wise, So you may be …

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