Journey of Forgiveness (Elfchen Series #119)

Unifying

Love

Greatest commandment

Energizing lasting forgiveness

Humbly walking with Jesus

Never-ending

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Surrendering

Forgiveness

Sharing love

Giving and receiving

Building faith’s long road

Trusting

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Repairing

Relationships

Refurbishing each

Righteousness over transgressions

Following Father’s guiding Word

Forgiveness

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Coming Ashore

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Sailing stormy seas

Harbor welcomes home

 

Each victory won

Drifting back ashore

 

Future never waits

Grasping dreams today

 

Breathing youthful pride

Joy running ashore

 

Dropping life’s anchor

Haven’s quiet place

 

Yesterday’s wishes

Bringing each ashore

 

Recalling each step

Gifts for tomorrow

 

Fading memories

Past stepping ashore

 

Love shining brightly

Embracing new life

 

Fulfilling journey

Life coming ashore

 

Maturing spirit

Quest’s uplifting star

 

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Voyage Home

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Sailing planet’s seven seas

Searching for home, life be free

 

Scouting horizon’s distance

Globetrotting with persistence

 

Navigating stormy seas

Crossing without gentle breeze

 

Tasting bitterness each day

Observing clouds, gloomy gray

 

Spending endless hours at sea

Scouting for home’s hidden key

 

Fleeing long-forgotten goals

Looking out one more porthole

 

Haunting, longest nights at sea

Racing in sailing’s grand prix

 

Losing track of endless time

Enduring life’s wintertime

 

Dreaming of home, never free

Waking up, always at sea

 

Knowing this quest just might end

Finding home, let’s not pretend

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Monday Memories: A Writer’s Way

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Discovering words with something to say

Penning poems and stories every day

                                                             

Draining cups of coffee, right on cue

Feeling emptiness, like singing the blues

 

Holding on to thoughts, waiting to give birth

Sailing onward, words waiting to unearth

 

Painting with dazzling textures, shapes, and hues

Viewing sketches, filling these eyes with clues

 

Searching for future poems, like twinkling stars

Linking verses while traveling to Mars

 

Crafting words, really not science you see

Navigating this writer’s mind, feeling free

 

Seeking prose, lost deep in this writer’s soul

Uncovering a few, making each day full

 

Looking for stories, over each rainbow

Finding inspiring words, eager to flow

 

Drinking more coffee, than one should consume

Creating endless text, now ready to bloom

 

Grasping this pen, creating one more tune

Drafting a masterpiece, ready by Noon

 

Writing encounters monumental quests

Hoping these words will always pass all tests

 

Honoring these writing moments, so sweet

Dreaming of fashioning each splendid treat

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Journey in Prayer (Elfchen Series #114)

Fostering

Praying

For neighbors

Spreading Good News

Christ walks with us

Supporting

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Invigorating

Praying

Holy Father

Hearing His wisdom

Spirit’s light ends darkness

Renewing

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Calming

Praying

For adversaries

Sharing Christ’s love

Division begins to soften

Healing

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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.

Father’s Way (Elfchen Series #113)

Shepherd Calling

Entering

Narrow gate

Road appears hard

But, leads to new

Life

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Righteous Journey

Walking

With Jesus

Truth’s unshakable hand

Faith defines our future

Life

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Salvation’s Light

Receiving

Lord’s grace

Steadfast in faith

Blessed gift of eternal

Life

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Gift of Faith

From Hebrews 11:1-3:  “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval.  By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.”

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Daily news fills with darkness

Wilderness, eternal home

Future forever empty

Trials continue to roam

 

Standing alone, Father speaks

Hearing His goodness in Word

Building life’s new foundation

Walking to His light’s watchword

 

Steps marching with assurance

Trust in Father grows each day

Hope strengthened in His mercy

Steadfast love charting faith’s way

 

Receiving this gift of faith

Praising Father’s divine lease

Fulfilling every promise

Inheriting grace-filled peace

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From Psalm 33:20-22:  “Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and shield.  Our heart is glad in Him because we trust in His holy name.  Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.”

Eugene Peterson Quote

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The life of faith isn’t meant for tourists.  It’s meant for pilgrims.

From Genesis 12:1-2:  “Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.  I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.'”

Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.

Endurance is patience concentrated.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was a Scottish historian and philosopher.  His prolific writings earned him the title of “the undoubted head of English letters” in the 19th century.