True Motives

From Proverbs 21:2:  “All deeds are right in the sight of the doer, but the Lord weighs the heart.”

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World around us

Views outer selves

Not always true

God sees ourselves


Examines hearts

What’s false, what’s true

Peeling away

Each beating clue


Colleagues at work

Neighbors and friends

Hold opinions

Not through God’s lens


God’s view prevails

Noting actions

Mindful of thoughts

Weighs each fraction


Most important

True motives say

Pure intentions

Every day

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From the words of American Christian author, John Eldredge:  “If the narrative of the Scriptures teaches us anything, from the serpent in the Garden to the carpenter in Nazareth, it teaches us that things are rarely what they seem, that we shouldn’t be fooled by appearances.”

Gifts of Grace (Elfchen Series #55)



Sharing grace

Transforming countless lives

Sending salvation’s precious gift


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Embracing truth

Witnessing infinite love

Stepping forward, accept God’s


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Love calling

Jesus spreading grace

Inviting us to follow


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Christian Witness (Elfchen Series #50)



God’s Wisdom

To speak aloud

Permeate souls and minds


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Young David

Clinging to God

Lasting perseverance over his


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Christ’s body

Wounds and scars

Transformed by our Risen


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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.

Worthy Soldier

From 2 Timothy 2:3-4: “Share in suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving in the army gets entangled in everyday affairs; the soldier’s aim is to please the enlisting officer.”

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Born as blessed children of God

Learning the Bible’s sacred truth

Strong in grace of Savior Jesus

Worthy soldier matures from youth


Listening to God’s witnesses

Faithful, Godly people speaking

Maturing in Father’s Spirit

Daily blessings from Christ’s teachings


Humbly serving in God’s army

Following footsteps, walked by Christ

Bolstered by our own suffering

Clutching faith, never underpriced


Our Father’s way, rich truth to say

Bringing total understanding

His Holy Word comes without chains

Gospel, forever commanding


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From 2 Timothy 2:11-13:  “The saying is sure:  If we have died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us; if we are faithless, He remains faithful—for He cannot deny Himself.”

Witnessing Grace (Elfchen Series #39)

Live Today


From God

Proclaiming His righteousness

Moving forward in acceptance


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Calvary’s darkness

Our Lord promises

Green blade now rises


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For Us


New day

Feeling His peace

Being anxious for nothing


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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.

Living Truths

From Proverbs 23:23:  “Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.”

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Philosophy breathes steady, our living truths

Waiting with wisdom, long missing from our youth


Life’s daily chase may not be worth the treasure

Reading God’s Word, bringing life’s honest measure


Plan on giving more to others than ourselves

Blessing us with far more than dusty bookshelves


Jesus teaches us to treat others with love

Harnessing our Lord’s grace and peace from above


Trust lives as a virtue, never to be lost

Securing it tightly, at the highest cost


Our daily comfort zone brings false sense of peace

Stepping out with Christ, offering life’s new lease


Failure teaches toughest lessons of living

Earning later success, praise with thanksgiving


Mankind’s world spins daily, filled with too much change

Praying to God, calms life with constant exchange


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From James 1:17-18:  “Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.  In fulfillment of His own purpose He gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of His creatures.”

Truth Quotes

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Truth lies in character.  Christ did not simply speak the truth; He was truth; truth through and through; for truth is a thing not of words, but of life and being.

The deepest truths are the simplest and the most common.

These quotes come from Frederick W. Robertson, English preacher and Christian author.

Warren Wiersbe Quote

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Learning God’s truth and getting it into our heads is one thing, but living God’s truth and getting it into our characters is quite something else.

From Ephesians 4:25:  “So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another.”

Trust in His Name

From Revelation 21:5:  “And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.'”

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Jesus is the way

The truth, the life

Expects us each day

To always be trustworthy


Jesus testifies with truth

Heed each spoken word

Faithfully accept His truth

Diligently study His Word


Our Savior asks us

Be followers of Him

Make never a fuss

Follow the Good Shepherd


Eternity awaits all believers

Accept Christ as Savior

Discipleship comes and delivers

Releases us from bondage


Placing trust in riches

Doesn’t promise us Eternity

Only brings selfish glitches

Place trust in Jesus


To enter God’s Kingdom

Requires faith and trust

Brings us Eternity’s freedom

From Christ’s precious blood


Back to the Garden

Adam and Eve swap

Satan’s lies—no bargain

God’s truth rings forever


As the Apostles write

Being stewards of truth

Painting with one coat

Love rejoices in truth


Walk with God’s Word

Never, never against it

Bringing a peaceful bird

Just as Noah witnessed


Follow all the commandments

Faithfully obey His Word

No idols or ornaments

Truth resides in Christ


Trust in our Father

Christ rises to life

We look no farther

Than Calvary’s rugged cross

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From John’s Revelation comes visions of a New Heaven and a New Earth where God makes all things new.  His truth reigns for all Eternity.

Big Sky Buckeye enjoys creating Christian poetry.  I appreciate all of your encouraging comments and views because they reinforce that many readers hunger to read more.  Thanks be to God!