Life’s Blessed Gifts (Haiku Series #106)

Welcoming Sound

Hearing little feet

Lasting gifts of family—

Blessed grandchildren

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Impatient in youth

Tempered by life’s long journey—

With age comes patience

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Quiet morning hour

Quality productive time—

Confidence and peace

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Billy Graham Quote

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Think of the blessings we so easily take for granted:  Life itself; preservation from danger; every bit of healthy we enjoy; every hour of liberty; the ability to see, to hear, to speak, to think, and to imagine all this comes from the hand of God.

From 2 Corinthians 9:7:  “Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

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

Blessed with joy and a song


We forget who blesses us each day

Our mighty God molds us like clay


God crafts His creation with love

Offering His blessings from above


Rising from a cold, darkened tomb

Christ restores light to every room


Christ extends the bread of life

Filled with Spirit, no more strife


The Enemy hides, ready to harm and take

Christ’s way conquers, with love He makes


The Son of Man submits to our Holy Lord

Christ pays the ransom, so climb aboard


Be gracious with everything we have

God, family, home, and love—be glad


Life’s possessions are meager, they are

For God’s blessings will carry us, truly far


Pause and consider, take a knee and bow

Praise 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.”

Running in Life’s Marathon



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Some equate dealing with this life to running a race

Of course, sometimes we pause and turnabout face

Wise people say, “Persistent and steady wins the race”

Better than hurrying to eat dinner without saying grace

Others encourage with, “Hurry up and build it now”

Oh my!  Can’t one stop to relax and take a bow?

Another calls out, “Experience it today works best”

What about using tomorrow—no worries one jests!

All of the above wisdom may be honest and true

But God will wait patiently until we are all through

We are all imperfections in God’s all-seeing eyes

Life will bring new challenges as each year flies

There is always another hill to climb so we can see

The greener grass sometimes turns brown for thee

Life throws “stuff” along our way, not always good

Sometimes we lack courage to go when we should

It is time to finish the big race and succeed

Anything less sells us short of our final deed

All should count their blessings—so many

God fills us up with much joy for all and any

Life’s journey seems like a marathon run

Take it one day at a time, enjoy the fun!