Posted in August 2019, Senryu

In Slumberland

Utopia image from Pixabay.com, night, people, road sign to Utopia

In my sleep I find

Idealized perfection

Utopian dreams

Senryu

Inspired by Dictionary .com Word of the Day “Utopian”

Posted in August 2019, Scripture, Senryu

Functioning Faith

Mustard seeds

Planting mustard seeds

On my knees, moving mountains,

Breaking down barriers.

Senryu

Believe and Pray:

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17:20 KJV

Posted in August 2019, Scripture, Senryu

Prospectors

“Strike It Rich” cartoon image by Mike Waters at www.joyfultoons.com
Image by Mike Waters at http://www.joyfultoons.com/strike-it-rich-2/

Searching the scriptures

Unearthing a nugget of truth

Seek and you shall find

Senryu

I love taking inspired journeys that the Holy Spirit leads me on either when I am alone or with someone else.

When’s the last time you went “digging for gold” within the pages of your bible?

My grandson and I often do that together and it always leads us to some exciting finds and increased knowledge.

Follow Mike Waters “Joyful Toons” Blog for more scripture inspired biblical cartoons at: http://www.joyfultoons.com/strike-it-rich-2/

Posted in August 2019, Scripture, Triolet

The Rarity of Christ

Flowers, white, yellow, orange

As I search among the flowers bright

Looking for one unique and pure

I find it a most useless plight

As I search among the flowers bright

In all effort, as hard as I might

I do my search long and very sure

Finding tis only one truly right

As I search among the flowers bright

Looking for one unique and pure

Triolet

( For only Christ is truly pure and righteous and only He will last eternally )

Based on 1 Peter 1:24

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away

Posted in August 2019, Cinquain

Satisfy Your Thirst

Giraffe drinking water at a water hole

Slack—Slake

Don’t slack—Do slake

Be a slaker, not a slacker

Do you see? Drop the C, and then add an E

Slake it

Cinquain

Slake is “The Word of the Day” at dictionary.com

“Slake means “to lessen or allay something by satisfying it.” While we can slake our curiosity, desire, hunger, or anger, we most commonly say we slake our thirst.

Slake comes from Middle English slaken “to mitigate, allay, moderate, lessen one’s efforts,” from Old English slacian “to slacken.” Old English slacian is a verb based off the adjective sleac, slæc, variously meaning “loose, lazy, careless, sluggish, lax (of conduct),” which by Middle English (as slac, slak) narrowed to the sense of “loose, not tight,” the principal sense of its modern form, slack, today.

Old English sleac (via Germanic slak-) derives from the Proto-Indo-European root (s)lēg-, which, in its Latin variants, ultimately yielded such English words as languid, languish, lax, lease, release, and relax.

Once again, etymology offers an important life lesson: it’s best not to languish, so slake your thirst—with a beverage of your choice—and relax, but don’t be too lax about it and slack off.”

Word Origin—quoted from Dictionary.com)