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The greatest way to witness is by walking that straight and narrow and also realizing that you’re going to mess up.  That’s what grace is for.

In those places of doubt and even darkness I’ve realized that who I am has nothing to do with wins or loses, applause, or negative criticism.  It has to do with whose I am.

Always Near (Haiku Series #143)


Facing life’s problems

Alone in harsh wilderness—

Hearing Father’s voice

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Lord’s steady hand cares

Removes life’s withered, dark past—

Prunes with love and grace

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Every morning

Faithfulness and righteousness—

God’s channel broadcasts

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Daily Restoration

From Psalm 85:8:  “Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people, to His faithful, to those who turn to Him in their hearts.”

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Another morning arrives

God’s open channel broadcasts

Peaceful encouragement speaks

Always accurate forecasts


Uploading His Holy Word

God’s message brings much to say

Faithfulness with righteousness

Quiet moments praise each day


Grace-filled gifts from Father’s heart

Neither big or small, just right

Peace, joy, and eternal life

Faithfully shining so bright


Bursting with His precious truth

God’s lessons fill the airwaves

Life’s daily restoration

Jesus Christ arrives to save


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From Psalm 85:10-11:  “Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.  Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.”

Monday Memories: Moving Forward

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Facing disappointment for many months and more

Feeling frustration and despair starting to soar


Realizing that this journey needs a mid-course correction

Pointing an unsteady compass in a totally new direction


Tiring from how many others have treated thee in the past

Looking forward to a future that brings happiness at last


Beating up thyself for any past, painful mistakes

Needing renewed courage for a new life to make


Knowing that this life needs a helping hand

Wanting to scan for a nurturing place to land


Reaching out comes the helping hand of thy God

Sending forth His grace to be thy staff and rod


Shielding eyes from brightest sun at a new dawn

Walking forward with energy that’s never gone


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Republishing this poem from February, 2019, brings out a theme many of us have experienced in our past.  Take a moment today and look back at your life’s progress going forward from past challenges.

Three in One

From Psalm 107:8-9:  “Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love, for His wonderful works to humankind.  For He satisfies the thirsty, and the hungry He fills with good things.

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Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Grace and peace filling life’s spirit


God, Creator, Holy Father

Gathering heavens, earth, and sea

Blessing east to west, north to south

His goodness shall never leave thee


Jesus Christ, Savior, Son of God

Commands and conquers stormy seas

Quiets endless wind into peace

Saving us from life’s gloomy breeze


Holy Spirit, Son’s Advocate

Wondrous works across land and sea

Turns desert to Living Water

Blessing days, Spirit true and free


Eternal Father, Three in One

Trinity’s mercy from above

Sing of Holy deeds, songs of joy

God’s Glory reigning with His love


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English writer and hymnist, William Whiting wrote the lyrics to the hymn, “Eternal Father, Strong to Save.”  Used in a recent devotional, this hymn inspired the crafting of this poem.  Written in 1860, this hymn is also known as “The Navy Hymn.”  

Love of Christ (Elfchen Series #63)



Life’s transgressions

Savior’s mercy saves

Jesus bearing our debts


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Solid rock

Faith’s living cornerstone

Savior’s righteousness and blessing


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Holy Messiah

Accepting His grace

Faithfully walking with Jesus


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Monday Memories: Are We Worthy?

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Feeling lost, alone, and unworthy

Walking forward to seek God


Questioning and asking, crying out

Gathering together, we trust God


Seeking Christ must come first


Contrasting himself to the Messiah

Foretelling of the One coming


Crying out in the wilderness

Baptizing believers at the Jordan


Sending John to baptize Jesus

Sensing himself to be unworthy


Finding Christ must come first


Expressing love now for family

Adoring father, mother, son, daughter


Returning from his sinful journey

Rejoicing, a prodigal son found


Suffering dishonor for Christ’s sake

Preaching, Apostles speak the Gospel


Loving Christ must come first


Accepting God’s gift of Grace

Blessing us as worthy Christians


Coming to believe Christ’s Salvation

Humbling praising His blessed truth


Creating all things, God cares

Receiving glory, honor, and power


Standing alone at the Cross

Ransoming His body and blood


Loving and accepting our Savior


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This faith-based poem comes from my archives.  It was originally written and posted in September, 2019.

Wave After Wave

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.”

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No matter how life plays out

Encountering sea of waves

Big, small . . . quiet, turbulent

Sin’s cunning waits to enslave


No promise of easy life

Struggles crashing, day by day

Never learned how to ride waves

Grace anchors hope at each bay


Thankfully, never alone

Riding God’s steady surfboard

Trusting Him, surfing each wave

Building up faith, love’s reward


Healing our souls from darkness

Guiding us through stormy waves

Refreshing peace from God’s Word

Navigating, His grace saves


Walking on calmest waters

Shepherd’s mercy comes to save

Protecting from evil’s doom

Faith conquers incoming waves


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From Acts 4:11-12:  “The stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.  There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.”

Timeless Worship (Elfchen Series #60)

Blessed Harvest


Nourishes faith

Planted with righteousness

Reaping upright fruit


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Heaven’s Lifeline 


From Father

Embraces and covers

Conquer, prevail, and live


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Glorious Day


Heavenly Father

Eternal, steadfast love

Singing life’s new song


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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.

Always Present

From Psalm 27:1:  “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?”

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Father walking nearby

Hearing heartfelt prayers

Healing life’s brokenness

Always present, God cares


Dark fears and emotions

Steps stumble, almost fall

Slowly confidence grows

Feeding faith from God’s call


Recalling faithfulness

God’s hope covers this place

Healing former despairs

Love shining through His grace


During days of trouble

Stirring praises of joy

Father’s shelter protects

Grace’s refuge deploys


Once withdrawn in darkness

His light calling lives out

Always present, God cares

Love covering throughout


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From Psalm 27:13-14:  “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”