Posted in Scripture, Syllable Lune

Again and Again

Sunset photo with Psalm 113:3 scripture
Original photo by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2019

Praise the Lord’s name

At sunrise

And when the sun sets

Syllable Lune

Based on Psalm 113:3

Posted in Scripture, Tanka

Swift To Listen

“Listening Ear” Art by ©️LeonasDesigns 2020
“Listening Ear” Art by ©️LeonasDesigns 2020

Floating in the air

So many sounds surrounding

The Listening Ears

Swiftly capture each word

To bring them into the heart

Tanka

We have been created with two ears and one mouth, therefore,

“…be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:” James 1:19 KJV

Posted in Scripture, Syllable Lune

Thoughts

“Heart Thoughts” original art by Leonas Designs ©️2020
“Heart Thoughts” original art by Leonas Designs ©️2020

Randomly in my head

Thoughts abounding

Think on these things

God’s word reminds me

I take thoughts

Captive in my head

Double Syllable Lune

Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8

Posted in Scripture, Tanka

Judge Not—There’s A Time for Everything

The excited butterfly

Shouted at his friend below:

“Fly! Reach for the sky!”

“My time has not yet come”

Said the waiting caterpillar.

Tanka

In its own appointed time, eventually every caterpillar will fly, for it will transform into either a butterfly or a moth.

Perhaps that is the same timing for some people, therefore we should not judge.

To everything there is a season,

A time for every purpose under heaven:…

Eccl. 3:1

Posted in Scripture, Triolet

Abiding

“Abide” Art Card created by @LeonasDesigns
“Abide” Art Card created by @LeonasDesigns

“Abide in Me” He said

And I try to Remain

When my flesh groans instead

“Abide in Me” He said

“Wait on Me, do not dread,

Endure pruning’s pain”

Abide in Me” He said

And I try to Remain

Triolet

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. John 15:4

Posted in December 2019, Scripture, Tanka

In Bethlehem

The hustle and bustle

On the city sidewalks

Disappears from view

As the two weary travelers

Seek shelter in a stable

Tanka

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7