Symbols of purity, flashes of grace,
Whispers of gentleness, sweet freedom chase
The dove spells good tidings, but when it is caged
No souls are delivered. God’s Word finds no place
In men’s hardened hearts, for they can’t find their way.
False messenger pigeons have led them astray.
Free the doves,
Let them loose,
Let God’s Spirit prevail.
Do not clip a wing
And do not snip a tail,
But open the cage,
Let them fly where they may.
Don’t hinder their progress
But heed what they say.
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves. Matthew 21:12
Author: C R Flamingbush
C.R. Flamingbush grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in German and linguistics. After working seven years for the Department of Defense (an easy job), she took on the most difficult challenge in the world: a lifetime career of raising four children. Along the way she developed a passion for writing Christian superhero fantasy. She enjoys humor because it's Biblical (see the second psalm) and she loves to make people laugh - whether through her writings, her art, or just by being herself. Writing fantasy is her way of poking fun at human foibles and all the ridiculous ideas that so easily beset the human race, while at the same time honoring God in every way she can.
Flamingbush has been a member of Faithwriters since 2010, and several of her winning contest entries have been published by Fresh Air Press. She likes Fan Story and has been a Narnia fan since the age of ten. In terms of influence, she aspires to be the next C.S. Lewis but has quite a ways to go in that regard. Speed of Sight, a Superhero Adventure, is her first novel. A sequel is in the works.
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