Hallowed Connections (Elfchen Series #128)

Thankfulness

Praising

Heavenly Father

Quenching our thirst

Thoughts filled with gratitude

Thanksgiving

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Devotion

Feeling

Every blessing

Receiving God’s Word

With songs of praise

Worship

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Confidence

 Trusting

Christ filling

Love’s grateful hearts

With His lasting hope

Grace

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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.

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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.”

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

God

Nourishes faith

Planted with righteousness

Reaping upright fruit

Grace

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Heaven’s Lifeline 

Love

From Father

Embraces and covers

Conquer, prevail, and live

Salvation

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Glorious Day

Praise

Heavenly Father

Eternal, steadfast love

Singing life’s new song

Faithfulness

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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.