The Tonttu

The tonttu are a colorful race
And walk around with a dancer’s grace
Swift and silent they can move
But oh, how they can certainly groove….

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A Peryton Among the Stars

Steed of the angels it was called, steed of the genies, even, as only genies have ever been able to approach it without fear. But she could not understand, what was so scary about the peryton? It was best described as having the head, body, and legs of a deer with the four wings, tail, and eyes of the phoenix….

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Signs of Winter

Bright, frosty white and dark, stormy grays
Clear, frozen lakes and cold blustery days
The signs of winter are not hard to see
As snow is softly frosting the trees

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Winter Wonderland

The snow has fallen in mounds and mounds
The stillness broken by such cheerful sounds
Of children laughing and frolicking in the snow
Throwing snowballs at the fortresses of their playtime foes…

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Winter Lady (Snowdrop)

The crystalline stars fall from the cloudy skies
Covering her and all else that in stillness lies
She looks up above as her thoughts drift into space
Of thoughts old and memories buried in cold lace…

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Winter 2020: The Church as the Body of Christ: Unity & Community

Join us as we explore the Church as the Body of Christ, Unity & Community. In these pages you will find things we all hold in common and things we disagree on. You will find non-fiction, poetry, reflections, puzzles, book and media recommendations, and a fictionalized account of a real fight with the devil. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

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The Peryton Lands

The wind sent the cold, wet pelts of snow into his face, obscuring his view to three feet. Hot steam came out of his nose and mouth as he huffed and puffed, attempting to keep warm in the sub zero temperatures.

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Choirs of Angels

Cherubim:
These are nothing like the little cherubs
Shown flying with doves and hugging cubs
No, they are really so much more
With heads and wings numbering four…

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Silent Night

True, it was a beautiful spot, so still and serene, every time they looked at it, it sent their troubles and worries away, but they fought to keep them in mind. And yet, there was nowhere else to go, the lake seemed to go on for miles.

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A Winter Night

Up in the north, the moon hangs high
The brightest light in the still, frosty sky
Whites and blues color the scene below
As all has been hushed by the newly fallen snow

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