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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 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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Welcome to another day with Big Sky Buckeye’s continuing writing journey.  Every Friday offers an opportunity to share a series of short poems with a faith-based theme.  Using the German style of Elfchen or Elevenie, these poems bring out Christian values.  Today’s poems reflect upon God’s many roles in our lives in “Divine Encouragement.”

In addition to my writing, view another journal entry posted on May 7 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 May 7 from thoughts shared from the words of American pastor and civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.   His remarks remind us of the power of love and taking life’s next step.

Many of you enjoy photography (either your own or someone else’s).  My youngest daughter and her husband enjoy hiking in southwestern Montana.  Check out the new photograph added on April 26 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!

Divine Encouragement (Elfchen Series #57)

Tireless Designer

Observing

God’s blessings

Universe He crafts

Order, balance, lasting beauty

Creation

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Attentive Father

Witnessing

God’s expectations

Upgrading our actions

Life’s inner alarm system

Conscience

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Life’s Pilot

Reading

God’s Word

True, grace-filled knowledge

Linking faith with hope

Scripture

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From My Journal

agriculture countryside daylight farm

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From Big Sky Buckeye

Peering through this world’s darkness, the light of Christ cuts through the gloom.

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 May 7)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Love is the most durable power in the world.  This creative force is the most potent instrument available in mankind’s quest for peace and security.

In His Word

From Psalm 119:97-98:  “Oh, how I love your law!  It is my meditation all day long.  Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is always with me.”

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Eternal Lord in Heaven

Our faithfulness flows from Him

God’s Word pilots creation

Through time’s ages, never dim

 

Evil prowling in darkness

Waiting to maim and uproot

God’s love, lasting protection

His grace lighting life’s new route

 

Accepting God’s Holy law

Life filling with His delight

Marching with our conviction

Saved from misery’s dark night

 

Reading daily from Scripture

In His Word, Lord shall converse

Living with Father’s wisdom

Love every single verse

 

Father’s Word always teaches

Guiding life’s faithful mindset

Lives led by His commandments

Follow now, never forget

 

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From the words of American pastor and Christian teacher, Charles Stanley:  “We need godly knowledge and principles to guide us, which is why we must make meditation on the Word a daily habit.”

William Law Quote

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Divine love is perfect peace and joy, it is a freedom from all disquiet, it is all content and happiness; and makes everything to rejoice in itself.

From 2 Peter 1:4-7:  “Thus He has given us, through these things, His precious and very great promises, so that through them you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of lust, and may become participants of the divine nature.  For this very reason, you must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness, and godliness with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love.”

Forever Praise

From Psalm 98:5-6:  “Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody.  With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.”

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With joy, singing life’s new song

Lifting up voices, filled with praise

Hailing Father’s steadfast love

Let our eyes to Heaven gaze

 

Our Lord does marvelous things

Victorious in His deeds

Judging world with righteousness

Tirelessly His Spirit leads

 

Earth’s faithful hearts shall rejoice

Accepting His love and grace

Forever praise God’s presence

Darkness, never will we chase

 

Ageless joy recites God’s Word

Life’s solid foothold responds

Promises backed up by trust

Faith, hope, love form lasting bonds

 

Guide every daily step

Reigning from Heaven above

With Son and Holy Spirit

From God comes lasting love

 

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From Psalm 98:7-8:  “Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it.  Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy.”

Restoring Spirit (Haiku Series #133)

Faith

Holy Spirit breathes

Navigating Christian faith—

Feeling His presence

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Peace

Saved through Christ Jesus

According to His Spirit—

Transforming new life

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Love

Children led by God

Tasting adoption’s Spirit

Heirs of Lord and Christ

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Charles Stanley Quote

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Many Christians today are trying to find a shortcut to a closer relationship with the Father.  But intimacy takes times and effort; knowing God better is a lifelong pursuit.

From Psalm 63:5-7:  “My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips when I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.”