Monday Memories: Carry Our Burdens

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With weariness

Life’s heavy burdens

Causing missteps and stumbles



With light

Our Lord shines

Trusting always in Him



Our burdens

Upon His shoulders

Jesus will sustain us



In spirit

Humble in heart

He will deliver us



Reigning above

Immovable spirit

Lessens our taxing burdens



Sending protection

The Good Shepherd

Caring for His flock



Washed away

By Christ’s blood

Our burdens grow lighter



His Salvation

Following Jesus Christ

Our Lord and Savior



Jesus waits

We come forward

Bearing one another’s burdens



With devotion

For one another

Reborn again through Christ



We believe

Follow God’s Son

Victory over our sins


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Oswald Chambers Quote

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Salvation means that the Spirit of God has brought me into touch with God’s personality, and I am thrilled with something infinitely greater than myself; I am caught up into the abandonment of God.

From John 3:16:  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life.”

Grateful Reliance (Elfchen Series #73)



Composes harmony

Grace fills joy

Binds us all together


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Divine presence

Love’s unselfish gift

Placing trust in God


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Gospel feeds

Believing in Jesus

Gift of Eternal 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.

Life’s Firm Foundation

From Psalm 62:1-2:  “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation.  He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall never be shaken.”

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World’s foundations often shake

Failure crashes upon lives

Fragile planet in distress

How will we ever survive?


Earthly alliances break

Financial systems crater

Globe overwhelmed in turmoil

Where is our navigator?


Life’s storms never-ending

Future stands on wobbly ground

Weakest foundations crumbling

Who can help us to rebound?


Sharing His love, comes Jesus

Delivering freedom’s grace

Gathering in God’s fortress

Accepting Christ, let’s embrace


Rising from dark, empty tomb

Sitting at Father’s right hand

Saving us, Christ carries us

Life’s firm foundation shall stand


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From Psalm 62:11-12:  “Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this:  that power belongs to God, and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord.  For you repay to all according to their work.”

Redemption (Elfchen Series #72)

Humble Walk


Never enough

Come to Jesus

Accept His unearned grace


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Zeroed Out


Sin’s soaring balance

Witness Calvary’s cross

Jesus pays our debts


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Whitest White


Evil’s tattoo

Life’s red stain

Jesus transforms to white


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Bridging Sin’s Gulf

From John 14:6-7:  “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.'”

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Mankind born into sin

Separated from God

Our innocent goodness

Forever will be flawed


Bridging sin’s gulf, so vast

Stumbling imperfection

Seeking lasting mercy

Crying for affection


God knows our transgressions

Evil’s hidden darkness

All come to Him with guilt

Life’s absolute starkness


Bridging sin’s gulf, at last

Accepting Christ as Lord

Finding lasting mercy

Crucifying sin’s sword


God’s Holy perfection

Beyond our humble hold

Savior’s blood pays our debts

Christ’s forgiveness unfolds


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From the words of American pastor and Christian teacher, Charles Stanley:  “Only the cross of Christ spans the gulf between alienation and reconciliation.  


From John 14:6-7:  “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”

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Jesus, Son of Man

Healing and teaching

But, He’s so much more

God’s love, far-reaching


Believe and accept

Jesus, Son of God

Lamb, without blemish

Sinless and unflawed


Primary mission

Save this fallen world

Holy and divine

Savior’s love unfurled


Born in Bethlehem

Calvary’s cross waits

Unselfish journey

Christ accepts His fate


Father, Son, Spirit

Trinity in One

Path to truth and life

Darkness on the run


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From John 10:29-30:  “What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand.  The Father and I are one.”

Trumpeting His Greatness

From Psalm 145:2-3:  “Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever.  Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; His greatness is unsearchable.”

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God’s worthy promises

Remembering always

Encouraging Word leads

Gratitude stirs our praise


Our God of Israel

Sharing thoughts in prayer

Trumpeting His greatness

Father’s Holy Word cares


Daily meditation

Worshipping His glory

Confessing transgressions

Faithful Gospel story


God’s firmness offers hope

Praising His blessed name

Infusing daily routines

His love lights brightest flame


To each generation

Walking with God’s mindset

Facing Calvary’s cross

Son of God pays our debts


Everlasting kingdom

Receiving gifts of grace

Hearing God’s steadfast truth

Heaven’s Spirit in place


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From Psalm 145:8-9:  “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  The Lord is good to all, and His compassion is over all that He has made.”

Daily Restoration

From Psalm 85:8:  “Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people, to His faithful, to those who turn to Him in their hearts.”

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Another morning arrives

God’s open channel broadcasts

Peaceful encouragement speaks

Always accurate forecasts


Uploading His Holy Word

God’s message brings much to say

Faithfulness with righteousness

Quiet moments praise each day


Grace-filled gifts from Father’s heart

Neither big or small, just right

Peace, joy, and eternal life

Faithfully shining so bright


Bursting with His precious truth

God’s lessons fill the airwaves

Life’s daily restoration

Jesus Christ arrives to save



From Psalm 85:10-11:  “Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.  Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.”

Faith Renewed

From Romans 7:23-25:  “But I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.  Wretched man that I am!  Who will rescue me from this body of death?  Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!”

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Remolding, new creation in Christ

Transforming self, flesh passing away

Turning to Jesus, finding new life

Lighting each path, righteousness holds sway


Restoring heart, Lord always with us

Healing spirit from sin, His way

Accepting grace from Holy Father

Feeling inner faith renewed each day


Walking with trusting faith, not by sight

Deepening Spirit rekindles life

Leaving sin’s guilt on Calvary’s cross

Living under Christ’s watch, without strife


Forsaking darkness, crushing evil

Seeking Jesus, His love walks ahead

Rescuing this life from sin and death

Lasting faith renewed daily instead

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From 2 Corinthians 5:17:  “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:  everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!”