Joe Davis returns to CtK

We first met Joe Davis last summer at the annual CtK Block Party where he performed his riveting poem, "Love Always" (see below for text). If you missed Davis at the Block Party, never fear! Davis returns to CtK for Local Mission Partner Sunday on Jan. 18. 

Davis, poet in residence at Redeemer Lutheran Church in north Minneapolis, will share an original Epiphany poem highlighting Jesus being shown to the nations of the world.  

You will not want to miss it! For more on the events and other guests present for Local Mission Partner Weekend, visit lifeatctk.org/pages/LMPweekend

“Love Always,” performed at the 2014 Block Party, expresses that God is for us and encourages such love for each other:

“Love Always”

I love you.
I love you. I love you at your best, I love you at your worst, 
I love you in a dress or sweatpants and T-shirt!

I love you when you stay in shape, I love you when you gain weight,
I love everything about you that you love and even everything you say you hate!
I love you.

I love you when you wake up, I love you without make up, I love you any time of day in any way because
I mean it when I say love!
I love you. 

I love you from start to finish, from head to toe,
I love your every spot, wrinkle, and blemish,
every freckle and mole,
I love both your dimples and your pimples,
your mind, body, spirit, and soul,
I will love you before and after the here and now
and now I’m here to let you know,
I love you.

I love the way you laugh, you smile, you talk, you walk, you sing--
I could cut this poem in half and say I love your everything!

Because if you ever think that you’re not loved
that just isn’t so--
no matter what, my love for you is unconditional. 

I will love you forever and a day
and today is the day I will forever say 
I will love you just the same when your hair turns dusty gray,
I will love you just because 
I love you:

For more poetry or to book Joe Davis for a performance, speaking engagement, or writing workshop, please visit JoeDavisPoetry.com.