Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing


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 …

NEW YEAR – A Poem by Stephen Gill

by Stephen Gill What then if it is a New Year! This day is the same as any other day of last week, even last year. The wilful ghosts of sorrow have not …

Unwakeable Sleeping Infant

by Neall Calvert What shall I name you, infant, Swaddled, sleeping deep within, Blissfully unaware of life— Unwakeable? For your unspoken requirements— For …

X’mas Spirit

by Stephen Gill I see her resurrecting in Christmas trees, mistletoe and  Santa Claus. I see her appearing within the decoration in  churches, homes and …

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