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Anchored Voices is a collaborative blog founded by Chara Donahue where Christians can use their words and creativity to point each other to the God who cares. It was conceived to foster a hope-filled community where we can remind one another that when the waves of life hit—in Jesus, the soul is safe. You can read more from them at AnchoredVoices.com.

Sacred romance embrace my heart. Desire

ignite the flame. No fear of being hurt.

A love affair, silent and bare. Inhale

to stand alive. I run to play with fire.

Untamed, so wild, the danger tempts, I come

to You oh Lord. Embrace my spirit, I’ll taste

the life You died to give.  I will not waste

the zest, the zeal. I breathe, no longer numb.

The thunder storm, the lightning chase, vibrant

I pace the pulse of joy. Exhale in shouts,

In praise I sing. To learn I want it all.

To turn away, is sin. I won’t, I can’t.

Resound the heart of God, with faith, not doubt,

Not safe, but worth the risk. Answer the call.


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Chara Donahue enjoys freelance writing, biblical counseling, and speaking to women when her four kids are out playing with dad. She holds an MSEd from Corban University and is passionate about seeing people set free through God’s truths. She is a regular contributor at iBelieve and her words have appeared at Christianity Today’s Women Leaders, Crosswalk, (in)courage, and The Huffington Post. She longs to be a voice that says, “Hey we are in this together, and there is room for us all.” You can find more from Chara at One Anchored Voice,  Facebook, and Twitter.

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About Anchored Voices

Anchored Voices is a collaborative blog founded by Chara Donahue where Christians can use their words and creativity to point each other to the God who cares. It was conceived to foster a hope-filled community where we can remind one another that when the waves of life hit—in Jesus, the soul is safe. You can read more from them at AnchoredVoices.com.