God’s Tripod

From 2 Corinthians 13:13:  “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.”

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Searching for God’s Kingdom

Life held back, born of flesh

Restrained by sinful chains

Spirit comes to refresh


Earthbound, God’s grace arrives

Breathing as Son of Man

Eternity opens

Laying out divine plan


Being born from above

God’s Word descends with Light

Son’s faith, unselfish love

Spirit’s mercy takes flight


Believing in Savior

Accepting grace of God

Spirit’s destiny breathes

Trinity, God’s tripod


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From Matthew 28:19-20:  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.  And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Jack Wellman Quote

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No one needs to tell you that these are very troubling times; however, the Word of God can give us assurance for a hope and a future, even in a troubled world.

From 2 Timothy 3:1-2:  “You must understand this, that in the last days distressing times will come.  For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy.”

Jack Wellman is an American pastor and Christian author.  

Woodrow Kroll Quote

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Trust and let the One who holds both the past and future be your Guide for the present.

From Proverbs 3:5-6:  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.

Woodrow Kroll (born 1944) is an American pastor, Christian author, and radio host.  He has written over 50 books on the Bible and Christian living.

Story Never Ends (Elfchen Series #140)



God’s Word

Greatest story ever

Christ becomes man’s Light


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God’s script

Message never wavers

Story brings man Home


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Mercy’s seeds

Perpetual story retold

Harvesting grace at Calvary


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Listen in Silence

From Isaiah 41:1:  “Listen to Me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.”

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Daily life racing ahead

Bearing with its constant noise

Searching for journey’s beachhead

Father’s mercy transmits poise


Listen in silence, God speaks

Hearing His comforting voice

Quieting peace, each heart seeks

Father calms, let man rejoice


Heaven breathes, stillness exhales

Shining His light, never fear

Leaving dark, wilderness trails

Father leading, always near


Schedule time, only for God

Drawing near, learning His way

Transforming sinful facade

Father’s blessed Word, let’s pray


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American writer Madeleine L’Engle captures the essence of meaning found in this poem with these words:  “Deepest communion with God is beyond words, on the other side of silence.”

Always Leading (Elfchen Series #135)

Living Bread


Abundant feast

Overflowing and sustaining

Christ feeds our spirit


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Moral Compass


Better focused

Deserting sinful ways

God’s lens of truth


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Harvest Awaits


God’s Word

Sowed with righteousness

Flowing with Spirit’s light


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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.

Woodrow Kroll Quote

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Trusting God is not by what you read or know.  It is by doing what you have learned from His Word, Bible.

From James 1:22-25:  “But be doers of the word and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.  For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like.  But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.”

Woodrow Kroll (born 1944) is an American pastor, Christian author, and radio host.  He has written over 50 books on the Bible and Christian living.

Monday Memories: Morning Praise


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From Proverbs 3:26:  “For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.”

This early morning time

Brings moments of praise

Spirits gather to climb

Warmed by the sun’s rays


God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout


Another day appears ready

Feet will not stumble

God’s Word marches steady

Never afraid to tumble


God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout


For the humble receive

God’s favor and love

Avoid those who deceive

Look to Heaven above


God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout


Arise, prepared for the Lord

He’s endlessly in control

Arming all with His sword

Leading us out on patrol


God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout


This morn sings a song

Filling with God’s praises

One cannot be wrong

With Salvation, He raises


God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout


Nourish us right now

God’s manna is ready

Take a knee and bow

He keeps us steady


God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout


Our day comes alive

From God’s trusting light

Allowing us to thrive

‘Til day becomes night


God’s Word arrives at dawn

Always full, never gone


Originally published August, 2019.

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.”

Warren Wiersbe Quote

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Bible history is filled with people who began the race with great success but failed at the end because they disregarded God’s rules.

From Proverbs 13:13:  “Those who despise a word bring destruction on themselves, but those who respect a command will be rewarded.”