On the banks of a quiet creek (poetry as prompt)

On the first of this month, I dashed off a frustrated "help" to a group of friends who I knew would be inclined to offer a lifeline. You see, I've been in a bit of a writing slump and needed some nudges from like-minded souls to get me going. I proposed a collaborative writing "round-robin," …

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Cappadocia: A Landmark Release for 2019

A Review By Kevin Belmonte In recent years, keyboardist Jeff Johnson and guitarist Phil Keaggy have released two seamlessly crafted, and highly acclaimed instrumental albums: Frio Suite and WaterSky. Now, the duo has released an epic, resplendent album that sounds very much as though it may be the capstone of a landmark trilogy: Cappadocia. Here, …

Words that Mean Yes

Dear Readers, As my gift of thanks to you for engaging with All Nine through this past year, I share this excerpt from what I hope will one day be a full-length book of poems and prayers:   In 2019, may your prayers be filled with Yes. Warmly, Kelly

A Prayer for the Disillusioned Idealist (a poem by Kelly Belmonte)

A PRAYER FOR THE DISILLUSIONED IDEALIST, the earthbound acrobat whose grip failed to close at the reach, and in failing fell below the beginning. May this new view give grounding as grace.  Let unexpected friendships replace pseudo-saviors – and false expectations yield to merciful humility – for Your Name’s sake Amen ***** Photo by Steve Halama on Unsplash