The Crossings

The Intersection of Faith and Art.


Gabrielle Swartzentruber

That Saved a Wretch Like Me

By Gabrielle Swartzentruber Freezing rain poured down indiscriminately upon the band of warriors, the frigid water striking Ivar’s beard like icy spiders entangling themselves in their webs.  The pounding of the horses’ hooves blended with Ivar’s own pounding heart as... Continue Reading →

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

By Gabrielle Swartzentruber Light often symbolizes purity, innocence, truth, and is one of the most common natural phenomena in the universe.  But what happens when light is taken for granted, or even taken away?  In his award-winning novel All the... Continue Reading →

The Thief and the Shadow

By Gabrielle Swartzentruber The universe is ruled by noneSave for only two,Time - dictator of a death march,Hope – leading a coup.The wizened three servants of TimeCut their victim’s cords.With their golden scissors they ruleAs eternal lords.The hardy followers of... Continue Reading →

Playing with Fire

By Gabrielle Swartzentruber The twinkle in your eyes Lights the blazing inferno In your smile, and is the Gunpowder in your laughter Unbridled and booming, Yet is merely ash hinting At the volcanic love Underneath. I try to cling to... Continue Reading →

The Dark Side of the Hidden World

By Gabrielle Swartzentruber The spears pierced the sky like a thousand deadly sewing needles stitching the fabric of war. The thundering of the cannons shook the ground and matched the thunder that was crashing overhead, creating a cacophony in the... Continue Reading →

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