A year ago today, my first poem with ALTARWORK was published. A poem called Filial Prodigal, it told the perspective of a Prodigal Daughter finding her way back to a God she thought she stopped believing in.
It started when ALTARWORK’s Twitter account tagged me in a tweet that invited me to join its community. I was skeptical at first – being a liberal Catholic can lead to tricky situations in some Christian communities – so I asked ALTARWORK a question. Do they accept writers on all ends of the political spectrum? The answer was positive, and a closer look showed them to be LGBT+ friendly and welcoming to all – the image of what I believe Christianity should be. I submitted my poem, and my journey with ALTARWORK began.
A year later, I have published nine poems through ALTARWORK – with topics ranging from politics to oceans to Twitter to mermaids. I plan to send many more.
ALTARWORK is not just an outlet for my Christian poetry. It is a welcoming ministry of friendship and worship. It is the digital altar through which I can give and dedicate my poetry to God.
If you have some Christian-themed poems or any kind of Christian art that you’d like to share, I highly recommend ALTARWORK. Run by Jason Ramsey, the site doesn’t just publish poems – they share music, visual art, and performance art.
So – thank you ALTARWORK, for your ministry.
All of my poems published through ALTARWORK can be found here.