08 October 2017

Howl: For the Las Vegas Victims

Today, we dedicate our poem to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Our deepest sympathies to their family & friends. ∼ Chasing Ebenezer Sunday Psalms: Fictional Narratives & Poetry Inspired by the Psalms, Proverbs, & Other Biblical Works Howl Pop, pop, beat, beat–stop Bullets rip through flesh & bone Blood escapes our mortal veins... Read More
17 September 2017

For Victor Hugo (Sunday Psalms Series)

  Sunday Psalms: Fictional Narratives & Poetry Inspired by the Psalms, Proverbs, & Other Biblical Works From our more recent posts, it’s probably obvious that Ben and I have been reading quite a bit of poetry. Our favorites artists include Mary Oliver and Louise Glück. We’ve come to see how this style of writing has... Read More
10 September 2017

Tide Rolls (Sunday Psalm Series)

Sunday Psalms: Fictional Narratives & Poetry Inspired by the Psalms, Proverbs, & Other Biblical Works Tide Rolls I trudge along the banks Of a sea, vast and stormy There are no others in my sight. No love for me this morning I am a pilgrim, alone it seems, Traversing a desolate shore No darling waits... Read More
20 August 2017

Taking it to the streets in Portland

SUMMER has meant lots of outdoor music for Chasing Ebenezer. We’ve had a blast meeting folks at places like the Gresham Farmer’s Market , the Taste of Parkrose, and National Night Out. Ben even built himself his very own suitcase drum for busking (a fancy word for standing out on the corner and playing music with the... Read More
13 August 2017

Kaleidoscope Sky (Sunday Psalms Series)

Sunday Psalms: Fictional Narratives & Poetry Inspired by the Psalms, Proverbs, & Other Biblical Works Kaleidoscope Sky I, the Traveler, wipe my brow. Been climbing brittle paths, Urban life in my past. Too far gone to turn back now. Exhaustion Encompasses bones, muscles, skin. I am a man on the verge of lost hope. One... Read More
02 August 2017

Does creativity really matter?

It’s been a few years since I’ve blogged with any level of consistency, and I’ve identified several reasons for this: First of all, I am terrified to write. The thought of cranking out a crappy blog post is paralyzing. You see, I’m married to a prolific, talented writer, so I feel a little out of... Read More
30 July 2017

Archers Gather (Sunday Psalms Series)

Sunday Psalms: Fictional Narratives & Poetry Inspired by the Psalms, Proverbs, & Other Biblical Works Archers Gather Archers gather ’round this quivering soul. Arrows fly Straight at my fragile Heart. Stalking plague snakes through Bodies, Death inhabits night. And yet some invisible force Rises up, Dulls soaring blades, Quenches pandemic disease. No hocus-pocus trick, No... Read More
16 July 2017

Burgeoning Life (Sunday Psalms Series)

Sunday Psalms: Fictional Narratives & Poetry Inspired by the Psalms, Proverbs, & Other Biblical Works Burgeoning Life We dwell among the trees Eternal summer Childhood dreams Innocence flees the burning city What a different life we lead Savoring slower glory Catching mermaids in the streams Beauty must never be a slave to industry This is... Read More
09 July 2017

3 Creative Podcasts We Love

Podcasts have been going strong for some time, and we’re listening more than ever. Here are three we recommend: Makers & Mystics: Stephen Roach interviews artists who create with spiritual awareness. Past guests include Josh Garrels and John Mark McMillan. Writing Excuses: For anyone who has ever wanted to write or simply loves words, this... Read More
02 July 2017

Waiting in line?

This past week I had the opportunity to blog for Clear Creek Church. Follow this link to read Waiting in Line? Enjoy, Heidi Embracing life’s wilderness through music & community To support future Chasing Ebenezer endeavors, visit our Donations Page! Purchase the Outcasts & Refugees album today. Copyright © 2017 Benjamin & Heidi Sadler, All Rights Reserved.
25 June 2017

Spindle Turns (Sunday Psalms Series)

Sunday Psalms: Fictional Narratives & Poetry Inspired by the Psalms, Proverbs, & Other Biblical Works Spindle Turns Time surely crawls Inches like a slug Slow is the clock Summer’s listless child Waits, Longs to run Hands of time race Magic spindle taunts Moments slip through cracks “Slower…” Adults whisper earnest pleas Life weaves a garment... Read More
11 June 2017

New story next week

Hi Friends! We’ll have a new story to post next week. In the meantime, here’s a psalm to meditate on: Princes have persecuted me without a cause; But my heart standeth in awe of Thy words. I rejoice at Thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. I hate and abhor falsehood; but Thy law... Read More
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