Blessings of Children (Haiku Series #219)

Through Tiny Eyes

Toddler growing up

Every day filling with joy—

Unlocking each “first”

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Helping Out

Little assistant

Shopping cart’s navigator—

Trying to keep up

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Smallest Gifts

Time’s precious moments

Parenthood’s daily treasures—

Fill another heart

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God’s Abundance (Elfchen Series #141)

Touched by God


Upholding grace

Never forsaking man

Firm and loving hands


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Sustained by God


Building hope

Strength and endurance

Standing as man’s Rock


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Blessed by God


Witnessing mercy

Quenching every thirst

Grace of Living Water


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Barbara Johnson Quote

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Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends.

Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.

Barbara Johnson (1927-2007) was an American author.  Much of her writing reflected a strong Christian faith.

Everyday Blessings (Elfchen Series #134)

New Day


Inevitable waves

Cascading with doubt

Jesus refreshes us daily


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New Strength


God’s grace

No longer filled

With darkness of weakness


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New Life


Always leading

Finding His redemption

Guided by mercy’s lighthouse


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Monday Memories: Countless Blessings

Psalm 106:1:  “Praise the Lord!  O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever.”


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Life’s journey hurries along

Blessing with joy and her song


Remembering His blessings each day

Our mighty God molds us like clay


God crafts His creation with love

Offering His blessings from above


Rising from cold, darkened tomb

Christ restores light to every room


Filling with Spirit, no more strife

Savior extends His bread of life

 Hiding, dark enemy ready to harm and take

Christ’s way conquers, with love He makes


Son of Man submits to our Holy Lord

Paying for sin’s ransom, so climb aboard


Being gracious for everything that shines

God, Savior, family, home, and love so fine


Life’s possessions are meager, they are

Blessings from God will carry us, truly far


Pause and consider, dropping to knees and bow

Praising God for infinite blessings, do it now


 Psalm 29:11:  May the Lord give strength to His people!  May the Lord bless His people with peace.”

Originally published August, 2019 with revisions December, 2022.

Saint Augustine Quote

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I love you, Lord, not doubtingly, but with absolute certainty.  Your Word beat upon my heart until I fell in love with you, and now the universe and everything in it tells me to love you.

From Ephesians 1:3-4:  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Him in love.”

Patricia Cornwell Quotes

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Do no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it.

Serenity comes from knowing what you can and can’t change.

Patricia Cornwell (born 1956) is an American novelist.  Many of her stories revolve around solving fictional crimes through the eyes of medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.

Remembering Yesterday

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Remembering yesterday

Memories writing screenplays


Unlocking moments in time

Back to days of youthful prime


Recalling life’s endless scenes

Thoughts fill so many big screens


Recounting countless favors

Smorgasbord of sweet flavors


Dreaming now, time standing still

Every mile traveled downhill


Savoring secret tidbits

Without mass media blitz


Reliving forgotten past

Days can never be recast


Harkening back to past friends

Encouragement’s dividends


Noting previous mistakes

Life offers one more retake


Beholding smallest of gifts

Miracles’ blessings uplift


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Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes

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Some days are meant to be counted, others are meant to be weighed.

Do not apologize for crying.  Without this emotion, we are only robots.

Elizabeth Gilbert (born 1969) is an American journalist and author.

Lifetime of Lessons (Haiku Series #182)

Reaching Out

Express gratitude

Sincere appreciation—

Send handwritten note

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Evening to Morning

Night’s quiet moments

Preparing for tomorrow—

Embrace our blessings

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Wisdom’s Endurance

Life’s endless highway

Patience and perseverance—

Journey of waiting

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