Today, and Old Testament story from Elisha the Prophet got me thinking about the strangeness of Easter and last week's mercifully baffling story of Jesus walking to the cross. I'll also share a new single called "Meet Me Here" that I recorded and released this Easter.
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I talk to myself when I'm alone (and I bet you do too)! I'm a verbal processor, and this week I'm sharing an imagined conversation about "Magic Words" and learning to live in the story God is telling.
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I sing like a bird about birds singing on this week's episode. I'll tell the story behind an original song called "Come True" and share an live-in-studio recording. The song is from the album "Beautiful Secret Life (Bonus Songs)", available on my website (www.matthewclark.net) and all online platforms.
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Here's the second half of Christa Wells' talk on Imagination from Cofferstowe 2016. Visit www.cofferstowe.com to learn more and register for Cofferstowe 2019 this June 14-17 in Cincinnati, OH!
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Singer/Songwriter Christa Wells is featured this week sharing part one of a talk she gave at Cofferstowe 2016 called, "Imagination: Seeing the Far Side of the Mountain". Cofferstowe 2019 is coming this June. Visit cofferstowe.com for more information and to register.
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This week my brother Sam suggested I write about joy and obedience - a word-pairing that seemed strange me for a long time, and registration is open for the Cofferstowe Art & Faith retreat at cofferstowe.com!
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This week, on Episode 10, I'll share about a hard and normal part of everyone's life and creative process, hopefully light a little votive candle in some way, and close with a poem about remembering that we're not alone.
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Episode 9 is my first "Etymology Episode"! This week, I'll talk about being a sixth grader, we'll look at the word "diabolical" and its surprising opposite, and, as a closing prayer, I'll share a draft of a poem I'm working on.
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So what IS a Cofferstowe anyway? So glad you asked... this week's episode features an essay about the heart behind this "Creative Kingdom" retreat coming up this June, and closes with a few words from one of our featured speakers Lanier Ivester.
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In Episode 7, writer, poet, and fellow G.K. Chesterton nerd Amelia Friedline shares an essay on the holy ache of homesickness, and I'll close by reading a couple of Amelia's poems as a benediction. As always, visit the podcast website (matthewclark.net/onethousandwords) for the essay text, to comment, and for links to more info.
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On Episode 6, I'll recount a conversation from a hotel shuttle that took place just before I arrived at Bruce Herman, Malcolm Guite, and JAC Redford's "Ordinary Saints" exhibit at Laity Lodge, and we'll hear Malcolm Guite share a snippet of poetry to close.
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This week, special guest Rachel Mosley shares the story of her Grandmother's passing, we'll hear original music from The Mosleys, and close with Jane Kenyon's poem "Let Evening Come".
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This week we'll walk through the old hymn "Come, Thou Fount", explore the etymology of "inoculate", and end with a live in-studio recording.
For more, visit: www.matthewclark.net/onethousandwords
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