Finding Goodness

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Finding life’s goodness

Whether great or small

Always filled with praise

Tasting its windfall


Finding lasting strength

Wherever it lies

Courage raining down

Silencing our cries


Finding peace and hope

Never stop sharing

Everyday people

Witnessing caring


Finding clear focus

Love shall overcome

With gentle actions

Blessing life’s outcome


Finding better ways

Around life’s gridlock

Perseverance wins

Changing up our walk


Finding new vision

With every song

Voices lifting up

Singing “come along”


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Inspiration for this poem comes from the words of American writer, Alex Haley:  “Find the good, and praise it.”

Positive Affirmations

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Sharing affirmation

Bringing life tender smiles

Instilling confidence

Overcoming trials


Echoing words of praise

Focusing on kindness

Speaking positive words

Removing fear’s blindness


Spreading more peace and joy

Helping each other out

Expressing happiness

Casting away life’s doubts


Watching out for darkness

Lighting up someone’s day

Affirming yet again

Sweetening life’s sorbet


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In writing this poem, my creative juices challenged my poetic pen to quickly craft meaningful prose filled with positivity.  Today, may your thoughts and actions toward others share plenty of positive affirmation.

Timeless Worship (Elfchen Series #60)

Blessed Harvest


Nourishes faith

Planted with righteousness

Reaping upright fruit


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Heaven’s Lifeline 


From Father

Embraces and covers

Conquer, prevail, and live


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Glorious Day


Heavenly Father

Eternal, steadfast love

Singing life’s new song


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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.

Forever Praise

From Psalm 98:5-6:  “Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody.  With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.”

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With joy, singing life’s new song

Lifting up voices, filled with praise

Hailing Father’s steadfast love

Let our eyes to Heaven gaze


Our Lord does marvelous things

Victorious in His deeds

Judging world with righteousness

Tirelessly His Spirit leads


Earth’s faithful hearts shall rejoice

Accepting His love and grace

Forever praise God’s presence

Darkness, never will we chase


Ageless joy recites God’s Word

Life’s solid foothold responds

Promises backed up by trust

Faith, hope, love form lasting bonds


Guide every daily step

Reigning from Heaven above

With Son and Holy Spirit

From God comes lasting love


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From Psalm 98:7-8:  “Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it.  Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy.”

Attitude of Praise

From Psalm 111:1:  “Praise the LordI will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.”

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Pessimistic and gloomy attitude

One negative brick follows another

Suffocating and negative self-talk

Sounding more like Eeyore’s little brother


Time for transforming callous attitude

With praise and thanksgiving, eyes upon God

His Grace offering truest Bread of Life

Believe, follow, accept His blessed rod


Breathing in our Lord’s trusted, living Word

Dropping negativity’s jagged sword

Accepting our Father’s mercy and love

Trading bitterness for His sweet accord


Learning from God’s Holy teachings and creeds

Feeling His just and faithful, love-filled works

Listening to each breath, His spoken Word

Maturing in faith’s righteous masterworks


Embracing God’s eternal covenant

Studying His Word, bearing full delight

Celebrating Him with salutations

Singing with attitude of praise, now right

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From Psalm 111:10:  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding.  His praise endures forever.”

Lettie B. Cowman Quote

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Two wings are necessary to lift our souls toward God:  prayer and praise.  Prayer asks.  Praise accepts the answer.

From Hebrews 13:15-16:  “Through Him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess His name.  Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

Daily Praise

From Psalm 145:21:  “My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.”

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Receiving God’s eternal glory

Filling us with His mercy and love

Declaring salvation through His Grace

Singing with praise, like a morning dove


Blessing His name, our most awesome Lord

Stepping forward, showing gratitude

Honoring His Holy righteousness

Extolling His patient fortitude


Sending forth His Word, filled with goodness

Guiding lives from high Heaven above

Creating breathtaking tranquility

Abounding with lasting, steadfast love


Proclaiming His infinite greatness

Praying to the Father, praise His name

Lauding His glorious, wondrous works

Declaring our Lord’s mighty acclaim


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Peace is seeing a sunset, and knowing who to thank.  (author unknown)

Praise and Glory

From Psalm 86:12:  “I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.”

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Singing blessings to the Lord

Sovereign God from heaven

Filled with all praise and glory

Grace-filled salvation beckons


True author of Creation

God of love with healing touch

Destined for praise and glory

Always faithful in the clutch


From morning into the night

His mercy and compassion

Eternal praise and glory

Guiding, leading with passion


Always hearing our voices

Observing our helplessness

Love-inspired praise and glory

His goodness and righteousness


Confessing to our Father

Proclaiming His perfect power

Sharing His praise and glory

His faithful love never sours


Seeking God in our distress

Cast each idol in the fire

Grace-filling praise and glory

Holy Spirit never tires

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From Galatians 5:22-24:  “By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no law against such things.  And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

Morning Praise


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From Proverbs 3:26:  “For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.”

This early morning time

Brings moments of praise

Spirits gather to climb

Warmed by the sun’s rays


God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout


Another day appears ready

Feet will not stumble

God’s Word marches steady

Never afraid to tumble


God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout


For the humble receive

God’s favor and love

Avoid those who deceive

Look to Heaven above


God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout


Arise, prepared for the Lord

He’s endlessly in control

Arming all with His sword

Leading us out on patrol


God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout


This morn sings a song

Filling with God’s praises

One cannot be wrong

With Salvation, He raises


God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout


Nourish us right now

God’s manna is ready

Take a knee and bow

He keeps us steady


God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout


Our day comes alive

From God’s trusting light

Allowing us to thrive

‘Til day becomes night


God’s Word arrives at dawn

Always full, never gone