Monday Memories: God is Near

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From Psalm 16:11:  “You show me the path of life.  In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

God dwells on a Holy hill

Pursuing those hungry, for His will


Away from God, we are forlorn

Seeking refuge, asking to be reborn


Our Lord is a most Holy God

Bringing blessings and love, He nods


He brings delight, for another week

Filling cups with refreshment, we seek


At night, He calms our hearts

Giving wise counsel, new day starts


God remains near, always beside us

Walking patiently, without a big fuss


He stays close, offering His hand

Facing our challenges, across this land


God fills hearts, with joyful gladness

We sing and rejoice, without sadness


Our prayers seek a willing ear

Finding a Holy God, without fear


Our footing will never slip away

Walking a safe path, God’s way


God hears our words and prayers

Sending answers, because He truly cares


Under the shadow of God’s wings

Protecting us, safe refuge He brings

George Whitefield Quote

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The true believer can no more live without prayer, than without food day by day.

From Luke 6:12:  “Now during those days He [Jesus] went out to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God.”

George Whitefield (1714-1770) was an English-born pastor and Christian evangelist.  He spent the second half of his life in the American colonies.

Charles Stanley Quote

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The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor.

From Luke 22:39-41:  “He came out and went, as was His custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him.  When He reached the place, He said to them, ‘Pray that you may not come into the time of trial.’  Then He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed.”

Back on Course

From Luke 15:31-32:  “Then the father said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.  But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.'”

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Marking calendar

Making this His day

Back on course with God

Kneeling now to pray


Forsaking darkness

Finding blessed light

Immersed in God’s Word

Hearing truth so bright


Growing in God’s grace

Worshipping with Him

Each precious moment

Walking in rhythm


Returning back home

Living in His peace

Promised Christ’s coming

Bringing life’s new lease

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From 2 Peter 3:17-18:  “You therefore, beloved, since you are forewarned, beware that you are not carried away with the error of the lawless and lose your own stability.  But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.  Amen.”

Charles Spurgeon Quote

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Prayer can never be in excess.

From Psalm 32:6-7:  “Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.  You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance.”

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) was an influential English preacher.  Even in modern times, his writings and many sermons have remained a constant source of encouragement to Christians around the world.  He has often be referred to as the “Prince of Preachers.”

John Eldredge Quote

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When we are in the presence of God, removed from distractions, we are able to hear Him more clearly, and a secure environment has been established for the young and broken places in our heart to surface.

From Psalm 16:11:  “You show me the path of life.  In Your presence there is fullness of joy; in Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

John Eldredge (born 1960) is an American author, counselor, and lecturer on Christianity.  More details are available on his website:

Charles Swindoll Quote

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In a world consumed with thoughts of itself, filled with people impressed with each other, having disconnected with the only One worthy of praise, it’s time we return to Theology 101 and sit silently in His presence.

From Psalm 115:3:  “Our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.”

God’s Firm Pathway

From Psalm 37:1-2:  “Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers, for they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.”

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Another day

One more trial

Kneeling to pray

With God each mile


His way shines bright

Patience fills hope

Holding on tight

God’s faithful rope


Love conquers all

Wicked step back

Hearing His call

God’s steady tack


Temptation folds

Righteousness saves

Crafting hands mold

God quiets waves


Dark times expire

Storms fade away

Sowing faith’s fire

God’s firm pathway

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From Psalm 37:39-40:  “The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their refuge in the time of trouble.  The Lord helps them and rescues them; He rescues them from the wicked and saves them because they take refuge in Him.”

Walking in Faith (Elfchen Series #115)

Worthy Journey


God’s plan

Setting aside worries

Walking with His blessings


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Transcending Grace


Our weaknesses

Relationship with Jesus

Transforming each into strength


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Steady Anchor


Faithful lifeline

With heavenly Father

Anytime, anywhere  . . . He’s there!


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Journey in Prayer (Elfchen Series #114)



For neighbors

Spreading Good News

Christ walks with us


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Holy Father

Hearing His wisdom

Spirit’s light ends darkness


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For adversaries

Sharing Christ’s love

Division begins to soften



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.