Charles Stanley Quote

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Those who realize their days belong to God are careful how they live.

From Ephesians 5:15-17:  “Be careful, then, how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.  So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

Encountering His Wisdom (Elfchen Series #137)



Seeking help

Father never forsakes

Faith carries us through


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Each morning

Day’s agenda reset

Grace sustains another soul


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Daily prayers

Mercy brings patience

Father’s glory shall shine


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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.

Journey Forward (Haiku Series #212)


Wishes spring from dreams

Benevolent actions serve—

Destiny calling

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Walking endless miles

Faithful boots always ready—

Echoing wisdom

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Joining together

Solving life’s cherished puzzle—

Heart’s bits and pieces

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Charles Swindoll Quote

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It defies the human mind to find the depths of the mind of God.  We can plumb the depths of another’s mind.  But we cannot begin to scratch the surface of the unsearchable judgments of God.

From Romans 11:33-34:  “O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!”

Wisdom’s Vision

From Daniel 1:17:  “To these four young men God gave knowledge and skill in every aspect of literature and wisdom; Daniel also had insight into all visions and dreams.”

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Life’s empty vision

Forsaking this heart

Empty days and nights

Waiting for restart


Wisdom comes forward

Warming this cold heart

Heaven’s power stirs

Blessing life’s jumpstart


Father’s divine Word

Lifting up this heart

Treasures of mercy

Bringing life’s kick start


Victory arrives

Restoring this heart

Wisdom’s vision breathes

Gracing life’s bold start


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This poem is inspired from the blessed Irish hymn, “Be Thou My Vision.”

Bob Marley Quotes

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Better to die fighting for freedom than to be a prisoner all the days of your life.

Judge not, before you judge yourself.

Bob Marley (1945-1981) was a Jamaican-born singer, songwriter, and musician.  His unique and pioneering musical talents shared many inspiring songs.

Fatherhood’s Journey

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Growing up, young lad’s treasured dreams

Playing on big league baseball team


Fun-filled adventure marks most days

Journey’s actions conquer life’s maze


Thoughts of family seem remote

Happy to fish from Dad’s new boat


Learning life’s lessons on God’s watch

Scripture’s heroes always topnotch


Far too soon, years advance along

Melodies of love, life’s new song


Marriage joins young man with his bride

Sons and daughters, soon at their side


God’s fatherly lessons made clear

Maturity quiets each fear


Fatherhood blesses this Dad’s soul

Making him feel alive and whole


Collecting lifetime of keepsakes

Children love his homemade milkshakes


Years move quickly, home’s empty nest

Dad’s wisdom guides each child’s quest


Creating humbleness of heart

Fatherhood ignites life’s jumpstart


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Bob Marley Quotes

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One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver and gold.

Bob Marley (1945-1981) was a Jamaican-born singer, songwriter, and musician.  His unique and pioneering musical talents shared many inspiring songs.

Divine Wisdom

From Proverbs 2:6:  “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

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With every sunrise

Creator opens hands

Sharing His Holy Word

Divine wisdom makes plans


With every morning

Creation showers thee

Reaching out to accept

Divine wisdom, life’s key


With every challenge

Creator molds and shapes

Treasuring righteousness

Divine wisdom’s landscape


With every moment

Creation never waits

Speaking with blessed grace

Divine wisdom dictates


With every journey

Creator shares new dawn

Lighting each faithful path

Divine wisdom shines on


With every sunset

Creation never rests

Guarding paths of justice

Divine wisdom invests

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From Proverbs 2:10:  “For wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.”

One Step

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Too many tasks

Where to begin?


Life in tailspin


Slowing down, breathe

Dividing tasks

One at a time

Patience unmasks


Never alone

Dad’s words come back


Wisdom unpacks


Taking one step

Then another

Bringing success

Like none other


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