Haiku Series #52 (With God)


Seek life’s cornerstone

God’s Grace-filling foundation—

Turn eyes to Jesus

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The future comes now

From a darkened, empty tomb—

Death is arrested

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The Plan

Filling His cities

Offerings of Grace-filled hope—

Accept God’s “Game Plan”

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Lee Strobel Quote

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All we needed when we first came to Jesus was His grace, and grace is all we need to grow in Christ.  Grace liberates us.  Our tendency toward performance imprisons us.

From Ephesians 2:8-9:  “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God–not the result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Treasured Grace

From 2 Timothy 1:14:  “Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.”


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Life’s richest treasures, waiting just ahead

Following God’s true light to a new day

Unlike any of man’s earthly treasures

With God’s Spirit, angels leading the way


Our journey defined by something greater

Life can only be measured by God’s wealth

Allowing heart and soul to follow God

Our Father’s treasured Grace, restores our health


Rejoicing, now choosing God’s truthful way

Do you witness and see this path as well?

Join with Jesus, we’ll follow together

Following our Savior, our treasures swell


Courage, faith, and hope carry us along

Fueled by God’s love, we march to Jesus’ song

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Vance Havner Quote


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The Grace of God transcends all our feeble efforts to describe it.  It cannot be poured into any mental receptacle without running over.

From Romans 8:35, 37:  “Who will separate us from the love of Christ?  Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  No, in all these things, we are more than victorious through Him who loved us.”

Are We Worthy?

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From 2 Thessalonians 1:11:  “To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of His call and will fulfill by His power every good resolve and work of faith.”

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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Haiku Series #18 (With God)


 Live in the present

Always look to the future—

God’s amazing Grace

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 God’s Grace arrives—yes

Accept His unselfish gift—

Thanks be to our Lord


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 Stand strong with the Lord

Take His shield of amazing faith—

Trust Him every day

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Stormy Seas

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Most days, life experiences calming seas

Witnessing each moment, steady to see


God provides for us, through it all

Picking us up, even when we fall


Life moves along at its normal pace

Taking for granted, God’s free grace


Then, stormy seas appear in the west

Bringing worried looks, never the best


Life’s ship now encounters the storm

Feeling the sea’s fury, totally reborn


Panic and worry fill helpless hearts

Asking God, may we try a restart?


Our boat takes on water, brisk and cold

Overwhelming our spirit, no longer bold


Has our Lord forsaken us at this time?

Sinking ship, as faith no longer climbs


Across the tempest sea, comes a voice

Calming the storm and sea, His choice


Our Lord and Savior walks over to thee

Releasing the terror caused by the sea


In an instant, the dark storm is gone

Restoring faith and hope, now strong


God prompts us to maintain our hope

Remaining faithful, steadies our boat


Calm or stormy seas, look straight ahead

Accepting God’s grace, always best said


Thank you Lord for being with us each day

Reminding us, Your Word points the way