Creativity and Spirituality

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  • There is no formula for successful parenting outcomes

    There is no formula for successful parenting outcomes

    THERE IS NO FORMULA – only probability… As parents, it can be natural for us to rate our parenting success on the apparent success of our children. This week my eldest turns 18. She left school a year early to do TAFE and is in a much better emotional and mental state than she was […]

  • I want to publish a book. What are my options?

    I want to publish a book. What are my options?

    Getting a book out into the world is no longer controlled by a handful of big publishing houses. Today, authors can have more say, make more money and get their books to market quicker.

  • Coming home to myself after 100 days of job searching

    Coming home to myself after 100 days of job searching

    They say no man is an island, but what if we saw our hearts in this way – as islands of sorts – that every soul was a spread across life’s horizon like a series of islands. Each with its own vegetation, treasure, harbour and armoury. This is the image that came to me last […]


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Winters Never Last

Winters Never Last (2022)
Poetry Chapel Vol. 2
David Tensen and Friends

The Saving I Need

The Saving I Need (2021)
Poetry Chapel Vol. 1
David Tensen and Friends

Poetry Chapel Collection. Volume 1

The Wrestle

The Wrestle (2020)
David Tensen

poems of divine disappointment and discovery
David Tensen

by Franki

How to Find Love in the Dark (2021)

How to Find Love in the Dark – A book of Poems

So I Wrote You a Poem

So I Wrote You a Poem (2021)
David Tensen

poems of empathy on life, loss and faith
David Tensen

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“A poet for these times, David Tensen articulates deeply the spectrum of my own personal thoughts, emotions, losses and issues. These words whisper transcendent rumors hidden in the viscera of humanity, lyrics of longing to be gratefully shared.”
Wm. Paul Young – Author of The Shack

“David Tensen is a unique individual and a deep thinker whose words, flowing from his own experience penetrate deeply, causing one to stop, listen and reflect and to have conversations with God and with others. His words both uncover pain and bring healing, and at the same time, enable us to move one step forward or further on our journey.”
James Condon – Commissioner Emeritus, Salvation Army, Australia

“Both the Jewish and Christian traditions have forever prayed their deepest heart-cries as poetry and their prophets offered us words when we only had groans. This is how I experience David Tensen. He’s given us a prophetic Psalter apropos for these swirling times–a warm fire and bright light.”
Bradley Jersak – Author of A More Christlike God


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