Faith and Love (Haiku Series #155)


Share Christ’s love with all

Replace our self-righteousness—

Make a difference!

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Coming to our Lord

Trusted sower of our faith—

Accepting His grace

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His love never wanes

God always walks beside us—

Sunrise never sets

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Grateful Reliance (Elfchen Series #73)



Composes harmony

Grace fills joy

Binds us all together


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Divine presence

Love’s unselfish gift

Placing trust in God


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Gospel feeds

Believing in Jesus

Gift of Eternal Life


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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)


Holy Spirit breathes

Navigating Christian faith—

Feeling His presence

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Saved through Christ Jesus

According to His Spirit—

Transforming new life

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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)



Of God

Respect your Father

With love and obedient


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Day’s trials

God’s soothing Word

Heals fragile, tender hearts


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Life’s attention

God’s secure refuge

Stabilized by His 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.

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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