Faith and Love (Haiku Series #155)

Harmony

Share Christ’s love with all

Replace our self-righteousness—

Make a difference!

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Humbleness

Coming to our Lord

Trusted sower of our faith—

Accepting His grace

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Peace

His love never wanes

God always walks beside us—

Sunrise never sets

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Grateful Reliance (Elfchen Series #73)

Kinship

Peace

Composes harmony

Grace fills joy

Binds us all together

Relationships

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Devotion

Grace

Divine presence

Love’s unselfish gift

Placing trust in God

Faithfulness

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Deliverance

Faith

Gospel feeds

Believing in Jesus

Gift of Eternal Life

Salvation

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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.

D. L. Moody Quote

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A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done.  God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is to enter into it.

From John 14:27:  “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”

Corrie ten Boom Quote

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In the center of a hurricane there is absolute quiet and peace.  There is no safer place than in the center of the will of God.

From Psalm 86:11:  “Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name.”

Restoring Spirit (Haiku Series #133)

Faith

Holy Spirit breathes

Navigating Christian faith—

Feeling His presence

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Peace

Saved through Christ Jesus

According to His Spirit—

Transforming new life

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Love

Children led by God

Tasting adoption’s Spirit

Heirs of Lord and Christ

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His Presence Leading

From Psalm 88:1-2:  “Lord, God of my salvation, when, at night, I cry out in your presence, let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry.”

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Cold stillness greets early morning air

Dressed in armor’s extra warm layers

Pre-dawn speaks with inviting brightness

Heavenly Father answers prayers

 

Heart’s emptiness filled with sorrow’s grief

Walking life’s open road with brisk pace

Precious moments with Father’s goodness

He stands ready at this time and place

 

Frigid frost slaps rosy cheeks and nose

Step after step, life moving along

Chill penetrates through extra clothing

Heart needs comfort, love from Heaven’s song

 

Absent clouds replaced with brightest sun

God’s advent warms both body and soul

Speaking with loving mercy and grace

Father softens pain from rocky shoal

 

Walk’s intensity traded for peace

Warmness and hope, alive and feeding

Life’s burdens lightened with God’s blessings

Sharing much more, His presence leading

 

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From Psalm 25:16-17:  “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.  Relieve the troubles of my heart, and bring me out of my distress.”

Eternal Presence (Elfchen Series #43)

Obeying

Child

Of God

Respect your Father

With love and obedient

Heart

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Needing

Weariness

Day’s trials

God’s soothing Word

Heals fragile, tender hearts

Peace

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Seeking

Focus

Life’s attention

God’s secure refuge

Stabilized by His love

Jesus

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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.

Monday Memories: Walk With Me

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Walking in the quiet, pre-dawn darkness

Inviting someone to share its calmness

Appreciating the morning’s starkness

Jesus joins these moments of peacefulness

 

Sharing these special times, feeling so blessed

Listening to Savior Jesus, what joy!

Feeling renewed, with mercy invested

God’s Son gathers peace, ready to deploy

 

Witnessing this time, brings purpose to life

Forgiving light, leading this faithful walk

Sensing Christ’s harmony, removing all strife

His eternal love, conveying faithful talk

 

God shapes His flock as a skillful potter

Drawing closer to our Holy Father

 

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