Transforming Journey (Elfchen Series #126)



Steadfast love

Restoring heart’s spirit

Christ’s blood cleansing sin


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Human trials

Believing in God

Trusting always without fear


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With gladness

Praising Spirit’s goodness

Tasting genuine, faithful love


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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.

Walter J. Chantry Quote

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Saddest of all God’s creatures in the world is the religious person who has disciplined himself to outward obedience, but who has no inward love to God.

From John 14:23-24:  “Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.  Whoever does not love me does not keep my words, and the word that you hear is not mine but is from the Father who sent me.'”

Walter J. Chantry (born 1938) served for 39 years as pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  He was also an prolific Christian writer and editor.

Origen of Alexandria Quote

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What good does it do me if Christ was born in Bethlehem once if He is not born again in my heart through faith.

From 1 Peter 1:  22-24:  “Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual affection, love one another deeply from the heart.  You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.  For all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.  The grass withers, and the flower falls.”

Origen of Alexandria (c. 185 – c. 253) was also known as Origen Adamantius.  He was a Christian scholar and theologian who spent the first half of his life in Alexandria (Egypt).

Woodrow Kroll Quote

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Immediate, glad obedience to God sets our course on the sea of happiness.

From Isaiah 1:19-20:  “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land, but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Woodrow Kroll (born 1944) is an American pastor, Christian author, and radio host.  He has written over 50 books on the Bible and Christian living.

Walking in Faith (Elfchen Series #115)

Worthy Journey


God’s plan

Setting aside worries

Walking with His blessings


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Transcending Grace


Our weaknesses

Relationship with Jesus

Transforming each into strength


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Steady Anchor


Faithful lifeline

With heavenly Father

Anytime, anywhere  . . . He’s there!


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Faith’s Adventure

From the words of American pastor and Christian teacher, Charles Stanley:  “Obeying God’s will in our lives should not be a burden but a thrilling adventure that we walk through with Him each day.”

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Believer’s obedience

Thrilling adventure

Filled with Father’s blessed grace

Divine, joint venture


Trusting with patience of Job

Faith’s foundation grows

Living upon Father’s rock

His way always knows


One step follows another

Smallest matters count

Daily walk of faith matures

Father’s blessings mount


Escaping from sin’s darkness

Mercy marks life’s route

Repenting for transgressions

Father’s grace takes sprout


Obedience grows with love

Leading back to God

Life’s choices, Father rewards

His glory’s tripod


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From Psalm 40:6-8:  “Sacrifice and offering you do not desire, but you have given me an open ear.  Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.  Then I said, ‘Here I am; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.  I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.'”

Charles Stanley Quote

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God’s love for us and our resulting love for Christ compel us to obey Him in all things.

From John 14:23-24:  “Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.  Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.'”

Spirit at Work (Elfchen Series #67)



True foundation

Times of trouble

Witness Scripture’s divine promises


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In faith

Keep His commandments

Come to know God


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By God

Sharing our abundance

Walking together with others


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Charles Stanley Quote

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It doesn’t matter how talented or successful we are by earthly standards, because God’s goal for us is obedience, faithfulness, and Christlike character.

From 1 Corinthians 4:5:  “Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart.  Then each one will receive commendation from God.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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One of the biggest dangers for believers is a failure to mature.  To grow, we must have nourishment from God’s Word, and to become strong, we need the exercise of obedience.

From Hebrews 5:12-14:  “In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again.  You need milk, not solid food!   Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.  But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”