Father Loves You

From Romans 5:8:  “But God proves His love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.”

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Knowing Father loves you

Sharing His peace, believe

Molding each life’s purpose

Pouring out grace, receive


Breathing with hope’s mindset

Tasting glory of God

Following divine Word

Seeing through evil’s fraud


Promising you His love

Filling each wayward heart

Leading away from sin

Bringing life’s fresh, new start


Sending His Son to you

Adding up sin-filled debts

Erasing through Christ’s blood

Freeing from deepest nets


Remembering always

Accepting Father’s love

Receiving Spirit’s gifts

Walking with Christ above

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From 1 John 4:8-9:  “Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.  God’s love was revealed among us in this way:  God sent His only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.”

Divine and Perfect

From 2 Corinthians 3:18:  “And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.”

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Mankind’s shifting tides

Sin ravages each heart

Imperfect love breathes

Searching for fresh start


Love shared from above

God cherishes Son

Holy and flawless

Endless, rising sun


Loving Spirit’s grace

Evil pushed aside

Mercy overflows

Sin can never hide


Today’s faithful steps

Inherit Christ’s peace

Salvation calling

Redemption, life’s lease


Soul’s new creation

Forgiving love flows

Crowned with humbleness

Faith’s lasting primrose


Father, Son, Spirit

Eternity’s love

Divine and perfect

Glory from above

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Divine and perfect, all love radiates from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Fill our fragile hearts with redemption, so that our hope breathes, freed from sin’s chains.  Amen.

Charles Swindoll Quote

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Stop permitting two strong tendencies–selfishness and conceit–to control you!  Replace them with “humility of mind.”  But how?  By regarding others as more important than yourself.

From Philippians 2:3:  “Do nothing from selfish ambition or empty conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.”

Paulo Coelho Quotes

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Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

One is loved because one is loved.  No reason is needed for loving.

Paulo Coelho de Souza (born 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist.  He has published over two dozen books, with THE ALCHEMIST being an international best-seller.

Help in Trouble

From Psalm 46:1-3:  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.”

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Drowning in sinfulness

Darkness covers this land

Needing help in trouble

God reaches out His hand


Facing our transgressions

Mighty hand bringing grace

Saving us, all alone

God tapping life’s backspace


Sending love through His Son

Refuge found in one cross

Squashing dark’s empty hope

God triggers evil’s loss


Leaning on His wisdom

Strength flows from His power

Living with righteousness

God rebuilds faith’s tower


Knowing we walk with Him

Lord’s armor covers thee

Praying in Christ’s spirit

God’s mercy sets us free

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From Ephesians 6:13:  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on the evil day and, having prevailed against everything, to stand firm.”

Monday Memories: Feeling His Joy

From Hebrews 12:1-2:  “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings to closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of God.”

person standing on hand rails with arms wide open facing the mountains and clouds

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God’s footprints, visible for eternity

Filling our hearts with His joy, perfectly


Our Lord’s joy remains forever man’s strength

Overcoming the wicked, godless and fleeting

When distressed, our Lord brings answers

Sadness and worry turn to joy, never retreating


Through God, He restores the joy of Salvation

The Lord’s highway steers us on His Holy Way

Justice arrives, bringing joy to the righteous

For God’s Word, keeping all from going astray


Joy is a choice, feeling our Lord’s countenance

When tackling life’s endless, inevitable trials

Consider every one of them, nothing but joy

Walking with God, feeling joy with every mile


Faith produces endurance for God’s community

Endurance leads to maturity from God’s hand

Maturity through God, brings lasting, final joy

Trusting God’s Holy Word all across this land


God’s Kingdom delivers righteousness and peace

Through the Holy Spirit, souls experience joy

Clapping hands, singing praise to our Holy Lord

Redeemed man walks, filled with gladness and joy


Prophets foretell of the coming of a new King

Our Messiah’s birth brings magnificent joy

Joy later shattered on a bitter, bloody Cross

Only to defeat death, with Resurrection’s joy


Living as part of God’s redeemed, feeling His joy

Fruits of the Spirit sharing love, peace, and joy

christ the redeemer

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Taking Love Forward

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Morning sunrise greets

Another new day

Taking love forward

Rainbows without gray


Bold, positive steps

Encourage each day

Taking love forward

Spirit won’t betray


Heart finds harmony

Melodies all day

Taking love forward

Happiness shall play


Impatient clouds brew

Compassion saves day

Taking love forward

Life’s innocent way


Nightfall now arrives

Day finally sleeps

Taking love forward

Tomorrow will keep

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One of my favorite songs is “If I Were a Carpenter.”  With lyrics and music composed by Tim Hardin, the song climbed the charts in 1966 when Bobby Darin recorded it.  Darin’s interpretation of the lyrics is filled with love’s theme.

Faith Through Love (Elfchen Series #108)



Flesh’s desires

Filled with works

Life falls short in


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Speaks boldly

Christ’s Holy Word

Building hope through Spirit’s


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Thy neighbor

Obedience to Christ

Grace meeting our needs


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Retelling His Story

From Lamentations 3:22-23:  “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

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Retelling His story

Filling with wonder’s peace

Becoming never old

Rekindling life’s new lease


Witnessing His message

Loving God with whole heart

Grasping forever’s grace

Walking with Lord’s fresh start


Retelling His story

Sitting near empty tomb

Sharing Salvation’s news

Lighting yesterday’s gloom


Tasting His Holy Word

Longing for heaven’s home

Hungering for much more

Breaking chains, free to roam


Retelling His story

Finding Jesus nearby

Seeking new mercy’s grace

Cherishing faith’s bullseye


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This inspiration for this poem comes from the beloved hymn, “I Love to Tell the Story.”  One of any believers most blessed tasks is to share and tell the story of Jesus Christ.  Country singer Alan Jackson is a renowned Gospel singer, and he sings this wonderful hymn.  Enjoy.