Story Never Ends (Elfchen Series #140)



God’s Word

Greatest story ever

Christ becomes man’s Light


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God’s script

Message never wavers

Story brings man Home


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Mercy’s seeds

Perpetual story retold

Harvesting grace at Calvary


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Always (Elfchen Series #133)



Blessed approach

Disciplining life’s journey

Bringing forth highest expectations


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Blessed mercy

Surrounding His children

Each and every day


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Blessed light

Illuminating each step

Walking His truest path


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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.

Hallowed Connections (Elfchen Series #128)



Heavenly Father

Quenching our thirst

Thoughts filled with gratitude


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Every blessing

Receiving God’s Word

With songs of praise


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Christ filling

Love’s grateful hearts

With His lasting hope


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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.

Faith’s New Song

From Psalm 98:1:  “O sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things.  His right hand and His holy arm have gotten Him victory.”

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Praising God in Heaven

Faith’s new song

Singing of His goodness

Always strong


Revealing steadfast love

Mercy rings

Sharing faith’s victory

Christ, our King


Marking each joyful note

Faith sings out

Resounding with trumpets

Grace shall shout


Hearing all oceans roar

Faith claps hands

Coming of our Savior

As God planned


Breathing with His delight

Spirit sings

Shepherding every lamb

Faith’s wellspring


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From Psalm 98:3:  “He has remembered His steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel.  All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.”

Monday Memories: 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


Originally published August, 2019.

Our Father’s World

From John 4:13-14:  “Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty.  The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.'”

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Waking up each morning

Running to look outside

Father’s world always waits

His purpose never hides


Listening, nature sings

Filling creation’s peace

Father’s world shares our hope

His labors never cease


Walking in His presence

Feeling trust ever grow

Father’s world honors life

His living water flows


Witnessing earthly wrongs

Perplexing sadness builds

Father’s world reaches out

His hands mold to rebuild


Praising God high above

Renewing faith’s wellspring

Father’s world reigns beyond

His Word forever rings

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This poem was influenced by the beloved hymn, “This is My Father’s World.”  Inspired by the scenery of upper state New York’s Lake Ontario and Niagara Falls, American pastor and Christian writer, Maltbie D. Babcock, wrote a poem.  Following his death, his wife published the poem which later became the lyrics for this well-known hymn.

Oswald Chambers Quote

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God cannot reveal anything to us if we have not His spirit.

From Ephesians 5:18-20:  “Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to one another, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Praise and Gratitude

From Psalm 92:1-2:  “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.”

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Filling every day with praises

Praying daily, words of gratitude

Hailing heavenly Father’s mercy

Fueling our continued fortitude


Declaring steadfast love of Father

Remembering lasting faithfulness

Thanking Him for eternal goodness

Rescuing from evil’s dark abscess


Hearing angelic music above

Singing with steady, heartfelt voices

Trusting Father’s spiritual message

Inspiring life with better choices


Proclaiming with praise and gratitude

Flourishing with Father’s thanksgiving

Producing blessed fruit in His name

Pointing toward Calvary, forgiving


Refreshing moment with our Father

Trumpeting His everlasting name

Scaling summit of faith’s righteous rock

Lighting up grace, heaven’s brightest flame


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From Psalm 92:14-15:  “In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of sap, showing that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”

Monday Memories: Celebrate This Day

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Blessed sun rises, starting a new day

A precious day, under Lord’s watchful eyes

Celebrate this day, riding in love’s sleigh

Nothing ever holding back, watching doves fly


Singing of praises, blessing this fresh start

Jesus walking with us, our daily bread

Sharing this day, between loving sweethearts

Together, God’s Word keeps us full and fed


Our love sparks an endless celebration

God’s love filling hearts, fulfilling our fate

Singing songs, with love and adoration

Celebrate this day, love’s delightful taste


Jesus shares His joy, smiling from above

Making our joy complete, filling with love


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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.”