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Do you enjoy writing or reading poetry?  Most of the posts on Big Sky Buckeye are 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 that 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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With this Friday morning off and running, I am back home after taking a very early morning walk.  Filled with energy for the day, and I haven’t even had a cup of coffee yet, so watch out.  Big Sky Buckeye is eager to share a different type of poem with you.  Check out the humor and poetic style, which ends in a special request, in “Take My Place.”

In addition to the poetry, view another journal entry posted on December 6 in From My Journal.  While Big Sky Buckeye enjoys writing poetry, much of his journal writing is inspired from reading and commenting on other blogger’s posts.

You are encouraged to read a quote updated on December 6 from the words of American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.   His words emphasize the significance of forgiveness.

Many of you enjoy photography (either your own or someone else’s).  Hebgen Lake is found in southwestern Montana between Ennis and West Yellowstone along U.S. Highway 287.  Check out the new photograph added on December 1 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.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take My Place

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Have you ever thought?

About the significance of a chair

Providing comfort and relaxing care

 

Chairs, many in number

Starring in all sizes and shapes

Making for countless escapes

 

Summertime in the backyard

A sturdy, relaxing hammock waits

Making afternoon naps an ideal fate

 

Looking for a cool place to sit

Bean bag chairs, ready for fun

Comfortable seats for everyone

 

A rocking chair seldom sits alone

Inviting story time for two

Grandma reads, right on cue

 

Every living room offers choices

A colorful sofa seats two, maybe more

Crowding together, let’s not try for four

 

Extra chairs needed at an event

Arriving much, much too late

A folding chair will be my fate

 

Summer sun, surf, and sand

Sitting at the beach, carries the day

Relaxing under brilliant, sunny rays

 

Energetic, little people arrive

Parking themselves in tiny banana chairs

Rocking with laughter, without any cares

 

An oversized recliner, in a corner

Always my best and most favorite place

Stretching out to relax, by the fireplace

 

Before you go, I have one request to ask

Will you please “take my place” in this special chair

The dentist is eager and ready, with genuine care

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I must be honest and admit.  Visiting the dentist isn’t one of my favorite places to be.  I’ve endured the removal of four wisdom teeth (in one visit) as well as the preparation needed for a crown.  How do you feel about going to the dentist?

From My Journal

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From Big Sky Buckeye

How amazing would it be to see what tomorrow will bring?  But then, our lives never have the benefit of using a crystal ball.  Instead, we can rely on our faithfulness as our Lord carries the ball.

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 December 6)

Tireless Miracle Worker

“Miracle” defined:  An event occurs without any explanation through natural or scientific law.  Conclusion:  God’s love results in many miracles.

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From the unknown darkness, nothing of worth

God creates the lofty heavens and this earth

 

Tireless miracle worker

Witness God’s interventions

Lives transformed by His love

Never bound by earthly limitations

 

Too old one says, Abraham’s Sarah bears a son

Isaac will lead a nation with a Godly destination

 

God’s faithful Grace flows freely

His hands at work, all around us

Miracles arrive in many forms

Inspecting God’s handiwork, forever trust

 

With Pharaoh’s army closing in on the Red Sea

God shows He truly is God, forever this will be

 

Always trust in our Lord

When we begin to lose hope

He bolsters our shaky faith

God remains near, never remote

 

In the lion’s den, Daniel faces impossible odds

Power of prayer covers and protects his cause

 

Through our Lord and Savior, Jesus

God brings forth miracles, never few

Remember them and share them

God’s infinite love brings a new view

 

To a lost people, witness the birth of a Holy Son

Jesus, the Messiah, He will always be the One

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From John 10:32:  “Jesus replied, ‘I have shown you many good works from the Father.  For which of these are you going to stone me?'”

Franklin Graham Quote

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Depositing our faith in Jesus means God is now responsible for us, because He has purchased us.

From Proverbs 3:5-8:  “Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.  So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and of people.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.”

Haiku Series #40 (Humor)

Ugly

Charming afternoon

Errant shot finds the thick woods—

Golfing ain’t much fun

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Oh my!

Beautiful park bench

Offering a short respite—

(Absent) “Wet Paint” sign

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Greed

Black Friday looming

Stores now offer Preview Sale—

Coming a week early

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