Welcoming Savior

From Luke 2:10-11:  “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for see, I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:  to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.'”

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Fling wide each window

Open every gate

God walks among us

Welcoming Savior


Choir of angels sing

From heavens above

City of David

Salvation’s bright light


Answer to prayers

Shepherds witness birth

Praise this King of Kings

Called Emmanuel


Trust God’s divine plan

Faith’s most Holy Rock

Fill hearts with gladness

Redemption paid for


Father’s act of grace

Eternity’s gift

Hope, peace, joy, and love

Welcoming Savior

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From Galatians 5:22-24:  “By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no law against such things.  And those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

Greatest Love Story

From Genesis 1:1-5:  “When God began to create the heavens and the earth, the earth was complete chaos, and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.  Then God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night.  And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.”

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Scripture’s Holy verses

Breathing with His sacred love

Even before Creation acts

Father’s grace looks down from above


Planet’s vast emptiness

Moving from darkness to light

Eternity wakens with love

Father’s mercy always in flight


Favored, luscious garden

Inviting twosome to walk

Sinfulness spreading life’s darkness

Yet, Father’s love becomes faith’s rock


Harsh wilderness called home

Searching for His promised land

Israel waiting in exile

Father’s love forges plan so grand


Divine patience shares gift

Choosing Bethlehem stable

Greatest love story now proclaimed

Father’s peace sets Heaven’s table

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From 1 John 4:9-12:  “God’s love was revealed among us in this way:  God sent His only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.  In this is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another.  No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.”

A Special Gift

Today’s poem is a very special guest post and gift from Mrs. Buckeye.  My talented wife, Colleen, adds her voice to this Advent season as we both await the birth of our Savior.

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A special gift arrived for us!

 It came so quietly . . .

 . . . perhaps you did not know.

 There was no fancy wrapping,

 not even a pretty bow,

 no ornate frills or glitter,

 no festive party mood . . .

  . . . Just a tiny, baby boy

 born in a stable crude.

 He was our Savior King.

 He came to earth to bring

 God’s gift of love.


 God’s greatest gift was giv’n to us.

 It was His only Son . . .

 . . . perhaps you did not know.

 He left a throne in heaven

 to come to our world below.

 His birth was without grandeur;

 a star His only crown;

 Just a precious little babe;

 our God, to earth came down.

 He is our Savior King

 To Him all Praises sing

 God’s gift, great love.


     So, turn your eyes from glittering scenes

 with Santa’s presents bright . . .

 . . . perhaps you need to know.

 Just turn from worldly glitter,

 and gaze on that glorious night.

 Look there upon the baby

 in God’s own Holy light.

 Now, look past the party crowds

 past shopping to be done.

 Look past all worldly things.

 Look at the baby king,

 God’s Gift has come!

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From 2 Corinthians 9:15:  “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”

Love’s Expressions (Haiku Series #205)


Deepest emotions

Hidden in life’s tallest grass—

Embrace heartfelt love

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 Asked to explain love

Filled with honest reflections—

Sharing sweetest thoughts

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 Marriage joins as one

Love’s odyssey of blessings—

Always one more dance

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Journey of Contrasts (Haiku Series #199)

Sour Moment

Life’s thorny issues

Tainting our experience—

Tasting bitterness

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Gift to Share

Sitting down to write

Rediscovering lost art—

Letter to dear friend

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Rhythm’s Beat

Sooner or later

Actions bringing correction—

Life’s daily cadence

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Marriage Wrapped in Love (Haiku Series #193)

Creator’s Delight

Drawing from God’s light

Love seals two lives together—

Heavens shine brightly

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Daily Delight

Sharing love’s sweetness

Every colorful bouquet—

Harmony’s journey

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Holy Delight

Singing songs of praise

God’s blessed gift of marriage—

Love filling each heart

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Morning’s Arrival

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Another sunrise stirring

Playful sunbeams wakening

Night’s peaceful slumber fading

Nature’s gift deserves praising


Quiet, gentle breeze breathing

Summer’s garden rejoicing

Big sky’s blue hues revealing

Nature’s paradise smiling


Time searches, never pausing

Mysteries for exploring

Future chapters inviting

Nature’s narrative writing


Landscape’s tune humming

Joy dances, everlasting

Morning flows with each painting

Nature’s canvas, spellbinding

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Saint Augustine Quote

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When God crowns your merits, He is not crowning anything but His own gifts.

From 1 Peter 4:8-10:  “Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.  Be hospitable to one another without complaining.  Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.”

Ann Landers Quote

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Opportunities are usually described as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.

From 2 Corinthians 9:15:  “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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Your mind is the greatest gift God has given you, and it ought to be devoted entirely to Him.

From 2 Timothy 1:7:  “For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.