Harry Emerson Fosdick Quote

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It is magnificent to grow old, if one keeps young.

From Proverbs 16:31:  “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969) was an American pastor who was an influential voice in American Protestantism.

Transitions (Elfchen Series #125)

Dead End


Evil’s persuasion

Walking sinful path

Absent faith, ignoring God


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Turn About


God’s way

Accepting His law

Reaping fruits of faith


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Ripening Maturity


Growing deeper

Rooted in Scripture

Nourished with Living Bread


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Charles Swindoll Quote

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We could call any work done in the will of God “the work of righteousness.”  And in doing that work, you will be surrounded by peace.

From Isaiah 32:17:  “The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.”

Journey of Forgiveness (Elfchen Series #119)



Greatest commandment

Energizing lasting forgiveness

Humbly walking with Jesus


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Sharing love

Giving and receiving

Building faith’s long road


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Refurbishing each

Righteousness over transgressions

Following Father’s guiding Word


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Seeds of Mercy

From Romans 8:38-39:  “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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Darkest valleys approach

Spirit walks within thee

Holding fast to one’s faith

Quieting stormy seas


God’s presence always breathes

Evil’s shadow will flee

Lighting path to follow

Building trust, setting free


Truth in Christ’s promises

In heaven and on earth

Hearing His divine Word

Bringing grace, life’s new birth


Righteousness dwells in heart

Never be left alone

Blessing seeds of mercy

Reaping what God has sown

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From Matthew 28:20:  “And teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Monday Memories: Pure in Heart

From Lamentations 3:25-26:  “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him.  It is good that one should wait quietly for the Salvation of the Lord.”

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We are an impatient lot

We know what we want

We want it right now


God’s Word brings us wisdom

Try following a different path


Remain patient at all times

Allow God to be in charge

His faithful plans will unfold


Offer our prayers to God

Give thanks for our blessings


Remain ever hopeful each day

Wait faithfully with quiet reverence

For the Lord delivers Salvation


God allows us free will

How will we use it?

From Philippians 4:8:  “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

Infuse quality into our lives

In our attitudes and thoughts

Guard our actions and words


Influence our daily course

Adjust our tone of thoughts


Jesus taught us to believe

“Blessed are the pure in heart

For they will see God”

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From the words of evangelical pastor Henry Blackaby:  “God is concerned about your life in Eternity.  Allow Him to take all the time He needs to shape you for His purposes.”


Smith Wigglesworth Quote

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To hunger and thirst after righteousness is when nothing in the world can fascinate us so much as being near God.

From Hebrews 11:1-3:  “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval.  By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.”

Glorifying God

From 1 Peter 2:2-3:  “Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.”

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Believers searching

Seeking Father’s plan

Bible revealing

Spirit touches man


God’s blessed children

Salvation growing

Tasting His goodness

Spirit’s gifts showing


Breathing righteousness

Man’s actions molded

In likeness of Christ

Spirit’s tasks unfolded


Holy and treasured

Chosen cornerstone

Glorifying God

Spirit in Christ sown


Long ago searching

Heeding sovereign will

Now finding God’s plan

Spirit flows downhill


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From 1 Peter 2:9-10:  “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

Father in Heaven (Elfchen Series #87)



Holy Father

Repenting for transgressions

Life’s new page turns


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Father’s guidance

Follow with obedience

Walking life’s new season


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Father’s world

Honoring His covenant

Grace breathes new 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.

Charles Swindoll Quote

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A healthy fear of God will do much to deter us from sin.  When we have a proper fear of the living Lord, we live a cleaner life.

From 1 John 2:4-6:  “Whoever says, ‘I have come to know him,’ but does not obey His commandments, is a liar, and in such a person the truth does not exist; but whoever obeys His word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection.  By this we may be sure that we are in Him:  whoever says, ‘I abide in him,’ ought to walk just as He walked.”