Gospel’s Transformation (Elfchen Series #138)



Intimate hand

Reshaping another life

Woven from heaven’s depths


Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Pexels.com



Daily Clutter

Grace shall free

Replaced with Christ’s light


Photo by Adrien Olichon on Pexels.com



Powerful connection

Walking in spirit

Conversation with heavenly Father


Photo by Rodolfo Clix on Pexels.com

Morning’s Mystery

Photo by KoolShooters on Pexels.com

Transforming night’s darkness

Morning’s mystery calls

Covering land with mist

Sunrise waiting, now stalls


Spirit’s sentinels stand

Towering, leafless trees

Daybreak’s silent twilight

Catching whisper of breeze


Sharing message of peace

Stillness joining crisp air

Breathing with day’s fresh hope

Spring waits as winter’s heir


Time forgets to advance

Hitting snooze, stardust reigns

Nature’s one vacation

Filling cold-blooded veins


Freezing rain descending

Sleep’s final ticket home

Chilling another day

Winter ready to roam

Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush on Pexels.com

Shall Never Rest

From Psalm 23:1-3:  “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul.  He leads me in right paths for His name’s sake.”

Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh on Pexels.com

Through life’s foggy mist

God’s mercy filled

With eternal peace

Feeling trust build


Darkness to light

God’s spirit flowing

Faith’s quiet brook

Leading and knowing


Greenest meadow calls

God’s deepest love

Creation’s wings stir

Flying above


No greater warmth

God’s grace melts away

Life’s icy outlook

Kneeling now, let’s pray


One heart transformed

God shall never rest

New day’s promise

Seeking another quest

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

From 1 Chronicles 29:12-13:  “Riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all. In Your hand are power and might, and it is in Your hand to make great and to give strength to all.  And now, our God, we give thanks to You and praise Your glorious name.”

Life’s Lighter Side (Haiku Series #215)


Viewing cooking shows

Watching, yet never taste test—

Counting calories

Photo by ANTONI SHKRABA production on Pexels.com


Pushing shopping cart

Faster than flashy Corvette—

Speed up–kids at play!

Photo by Polesie Toys on Pexels.com


Gifted three-year old

Earning Phi Beta Kappa—

Reading picture books

Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com

Monday Memories: Snowbound

white snowy environment with pine trees

Photo by Adam Lukac on Pexels.com

Bright afternoon blues began to darken

Winter’s cold blanket prepares to descend

Snowflakes twirling and dancing, at first glance

Ol’ Man Winter, with a message to send


Grandfather clock proclaims each passing hour

Intricate flakes, magnified in their size

Winter’s harsh intensity growls and howls

Like a hungry wolf, seeking his one prize


Outside, barren landscape feels overwhelmed

Pristine white now nature’s color tonight

Modest cabin remains toasty and warm

Ancient kitchen stove consumes wood all night


Staying indoors, cozy and safe

Snowy frenzy roars, no ending in sight

Minutes turn to hours, forwarding to days

Snowbound but home, never a hopeless plight

snowy brown house near tree

Photo by Evelyn Chong on Pexels.com


Originally published February, 2020.

Accepting His Challenge

From Micah 6:1-2:  “Hear what the Lord says:  Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.  Hear, you mountains, the case of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has a case against His people, and He will contend with Israel.”

Photo by Dastan Khdir on Pexels.com

Speaking to His wayward flock

God issues new covenant

Echoing across valleys

Scaling each lofty mountain


Hearing God’s divine message

Called, accepting His challenge

Following with trust, grace speaks

Stepping from darkness to light


Watching from heaven above

God’s righteousness brings justice

Sowing seeds of repentance

Turning man away from sin


Praying for God’s forgiveness

His Rock, man shall climb in faith

Seeing empty tomb’s mercy

Walking every day with Christ

Photo by u0410u043du043du0430 u0420u044bu0436u043au043eu on Pexels.com

From Micah 6:8:  “He has told you, O mortal, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”

Years Ago

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com

Hidden in forest’s midst

Ancient homestead’s landscape

Under winter blanket

Wakening, day takes shape


One more snowy morning

Old barn wrapped up in white

Barely able to stand

Making for quite a sight


Corral broken, rails split

Livestock forever gone

Snow-painted grass smiles back

Waiting for spring’s new fawn   


But wait, life still stirring

Chimney’s smoke drifting high

Rustic cabin’s fireplace

Warming urge to drop by


All welcome, step inside

Plenty of room to share

Coffee’s hot, feel at home

Sitting on kitchen’s chairs


Hilltop looking back down

So many years ago

Memories slowly fade

Covering up in snow

Photo by Imad Clicks on Pexels.com

Encountering His Wisdom (Elfchen Series #137)



Seeking help

Father never forsakes

Faith carries us through


Photo by Eduardo Braga on Pexels.com



Each morning

Day’s agenda reset

Grace sustains another soul


Photo by Bich Tran on Pexels.com



Daily prayers

Mercy brings patience

Father’s glory shall shine


Photo by Arina Krasnikova on Pexels.com

This series of poems (written in the German-inspired style of Elfchen or Elevenie) shares a total of eleven words in each poem, with a sequence by line of one, two, three, four, and one words.

Heart’s Reflections

Photo by Annushka Ahuja on Pexels.com

Looking through honest lens

Working from novel ways

Encouraging chorus

Filling every hour with praise


Setting aside worries

Embracing revisions

Writing life’s next chapter

Seeing tomorrow’s vision


Stepping forward with hope

Gazing at clouds afar

Embracing each treasure

Reaching for another star


Tasting sweeter moments

Moving from perfection

Pursuing unique path

Mirroring heart’s reflections

Photo by Lukas Kloeppel on Pexels.com

Confidence Through Courage

From Ephesians 6:10-12:  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His power; put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil, for our struggle is not against blood and flesh but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Photo by Maria Pop on Pexels.com

Evil waits in shadows

Always ready to pounce

Bending each tender rose

Courage fills every ounce


Darkness plays upon fears

Adversary arrives

Filling each heart with tears

Courage always survives


God’s armor shall protect

Against wicked’s arrows

Standing tall and erect

Courage never narrows


Bold light shines from above

God harbors faith’s stronghold

Sending grace, filled with love

Confidence grows and holds


Oh, God of Salvation

High upon solid rock

Blessing life’s narration

Confidence grasps bedrock


Shouts of joy, praising God

Hope now breathes, without fear

Walking on mercy’s sod

Confidence always near

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

From Psalm 27:1-2:  “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?  When evildoers assail me to devour my flesh—my adversaries and foes—they shall stumble and fall.”