Dwelling Within (Haiku Series #220)


Happiness grows dim

Another person inspires—

Restarting life’s fire

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Positive thinking

Finding abundance of peace—

Heart fills with kindness

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Both man and nature

Aging shows on life’s outside—

Soul’s depths much alive

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Elisabeth Elliot Quote

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It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the End of our journey, He is also at every stopping place.

From Proverbs 21:21:  “Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honor.”

Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was a Christian author and speaker.  She and her husband, Jim, spent time as missionaries in Ecuador.  

Appreciate Each Day (Haiku Series #216)

Cherishing Life

Needing to slow down

Take time to reflect upon—

Smallest victories

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Paying Forward

Old-fashioned kindness

Offer gentle courtesy—

Always in style

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Blossoming Keepsake

Creative journey

Endless imagination—

Peaceful contentment

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Mark Twain Quotes

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I can live for two months on a good compliment.

No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot.

Samuel Clemens (1835-1910), better know by his pen name of Mark Twain, is often recognized as one of America’s greatest humorists.  Novelist and writer William Faulkner called him the “father of American literature.”  While he was in California in 1865, his literary skills struck gold with the story of “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.”

Overflowing Kindness (Haiku Series #201)


Sowing seeds of love

Reaping bountiful harvest–

Spirit plants kindness

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Kindness breathing grace

Actions sweeter than honey—

Purging bitterness

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Words packed with kindness

Unlocking life’s path of peace–

Melting hardened hearts

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Interventions (Elfchen Series #122)



New day

On eagle’s wings

Soaring to Father’s refuge


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Bitter tongue

Walking with Jesus

Righteousness fills each word


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God’s mercy

Filling our spirit

Overflowing with His goodness


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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.

Bob Kerrey Quotes

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Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.

We’re not the worst thing we’ve ever done in our lives, and there’s a tendency to think that we are.

Bob (Robert) Kerrey (born 1943) served the state of Nebraska as Governor and later in the United States Senate.  He was a decorated veteran who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1970.

Dennis Swanberg Quote

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When you launch an act of kindness out into the crosswinds of life, it will blow kindness back to you.

From Galatians 6:9:  “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.”