Everyday We Are Learning


Tonight I stumbled across another poem. I happened to sit in the back seat of my wife's car and in the back seat holder was a book of poetry by Amanda Gorman called "Call us What We Carry." Molly bought it on one of her work travel trips and had yet to open the cover. 

I am happy to say I found poem #2 for my semi 2022 resolution to find poetry that I enjoy. 

"Everyday We Are Learning"

Everyday we are learning
How to live with essence, not ease.
How to move with haste, never hate.
How to leave this pain that is beyond us
Behind us.
Just like a skill or any art,
We cannot possess hope without practicing it.
It is the most fundamental craft we demand of ourselves. 

Posted by Keith Vessell

Keith is an active clergy member of the United Methodist Church and a licensed social worker. He is also certified in Project Management by the State of Missouri. These tools come together such that Keith can provide a unique experience for leading a congregation.

Keith is a natural leader who knows the right questions and the right time to listen. Keith has a passion for the marginalized in our society. Loving without boundaries and to those that make us uncomfortable is something you will continually here from him. Keith holds God's grace at the top of his theology. It overcomes all things. His pronouns are He/His. 

Keith and his wife Molly, also a United Methodist Pastor, live in Marshall where they are serving in ministry, corralling their pets and making their children’s eyes roll. When not working, Keith enjoys keeping up with the latest music releases and rooting for Cardinal Baseball. Sorry KC fans. 

Most of all, Keith wants to building relationships. He wants to get to know people beyond the "hello in the hallway."

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