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Do you enjoy writing or reading poetry?  Most of the posts on Big Sky Buckeye are filled with poetry, but I also share short stories, photography, and a few surprises along the way. You are invited to sit a spell and find something you like.  I enjoy sharing my curiosity through my writing.  You are welcome to like, comment, follow, share, or reblog a post.

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The dog days of summer are upon many of us in the Northern Hemisphere.  The days are heating up, and the final weeks before school begins again are filled with children enjoying every last bit.  Perhaps you have some special summer memories.  This is the source of today’s poem in “Summer Fun.”

In addition to my writing, view another journal entry posted on July 28 in From My Journal.  While Big Sky Buckeye enjoys writing poetry and short stories, much of his journal writing is inspired from reading and commenting on other blogger’s posts.

You are invited to read a quote updated on July 28 from thoughts shared from the words of American evangelist Billy Graham.  His insightful remarks encourage us understand how Jesus Christ is the source of life’s joy.

Many of you enjoy photography (either your own or someone else’s).  The Fort Peck Dam was constructed during the New Deal era (1930s) in northeastern Montana.  Check out the new photograph added on May 29 in the Photo Gallery. 

Recent Posts

Here’s my Baker’s Dozen, featuring 13 of my recent writings from the past couple of weeks.  Each post is linked to take you right to its location.  Other poems and writings can be found in the archives, which will be updated frequently with past selections.  Enjoy!

Summer Fun

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Boyhood memories

From summers long past

Adventures waiting

Hot weather forecast

 

Sandlot invites fun

Baseball games on tap

No umpires needed

Wearing well-worn caps

 

Bike hike across town

Returning back home

Pedaling with haste

Where’s slowpoke Jerome?

 

Backyard sleepover

Under heavens’ stars

Awake at midnight

Sharing candy bars

 

Afternoon calling

Under cloudless sky

Swimming pool waiting

Diving board banzai

 

Waiting for darkness

Nighttime doorbell fun

Hiding in shadows

Ditch ‘em on the run

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From My Journal

agriculture countryside daylight farm

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From Big Sky Buckeye

How we model positivity to those around us sows seeds to harvest later.

Do you write a daily journal?  This inspiring thought comes from my journal, and much of what is written in my journal comes from reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts.  Thanks to many of you for adding so much to my journal.

(Updated July 28)

Billy Graham Quote

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When Jesus Christ is the source of our joy, no words can describe it.

From Philippians 4:4-7:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  Let your gentleness be known to everyone.  The Lord is near.  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Believe (Haiku Series #145)

Vindication

Christ’s own humble acts

Open eyes to witness God—

Awash with wonder

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Perseverance

Life’s jigsaw puzzle

Searching through God’s Holy Word—

Find our missing peace

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Faithfulness

Asleep in our boat

Approaching dark, stormy clouds—

Christ fully aware

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Oswald Chambers Quote

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The disciples went to sleep when they should have kept awake, and when they realized what they had done it produced despair.  Never let the sense of failure corrupt your new action.

From Matthew 26:45-46:  “Then He returned to the disciples and said to them, ‘Are you still sleeping and resting?  Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners.  Rise!  Let us go!  Here comes my betrayer!'”

Monday Memories: Do You Ever Wonder?

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Receiving as a birthday gift a FitBit

Does it really get used or just sit?

 

Spending millions on ceaseless health care television ads

Why do rising drug prices make me feel like I’ve been had?

 

Eating at a restaurant that advertises a menu of “real good” food

Will someone explain the meaning of “good” to change my mood?

 

Hearing “Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas” again on the radio

Did I really see singer Burl Ives caroling out in the snow?

 

Watching commercials with animals who talk

When is enough really enough before I walk?

 

Viewing yet another rerun television show

Would anyone care if I played my banjo?

 

Finding tiny pill box in my small travel bag

Why does a missing pill want to play tag?

 

Seeing country music stars dressed up with extra glamorous glitz

Does anyone remember “Hee-Haw” and Roy Clark’s guitar blitz?

 

Reading a label on the side effects of my newest meds

How would I really know about being allergic instead?

 

Standing below the mistletoe on a freezing winter night

When was the last time anyone was kissed in its sight?

 

Hiding quietly in corner of hodgepodge clutter’s garage

Why is new bicycle hiding behind junk’s camouflage?

 

Frustrating political ads, insulting my common sense

Honestly, do I need to feel that dimwitted and dense?

 

Assembling an “easy to build” children’s playground

Do the leftover parts mean that my work is sound?

 

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Filled with Wonder

From John 6:51:  “I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

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Around this treasured sea

Come five thousand and more

Hungry crowd gathering

Miles from food’s nearest store

 

From boy’s meager knapsack

Two fish and loaves of bread

Filled with wonder, eyes see

All satisfied and fed

 

Looking later for Him

Finding Jesus onshore

Hungering for His Word

Bread of Life offers more

 

Coming from His Father

Through Jesus’ wondrous deeds

All should hunger no more

Filling every need

 

Nourished from Heaven’s bread

Salvation never earned

Filled with wonder again

Jesus’ love now returned

 

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From John 6:40:  “This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in Him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.”