Posted in August 2019, Syllabic Verse

Gentle Guide

Lighthouse
Original photo by Leona J. Atkinson

You didn’t make noise

As the fog horn does

You merely shined

To show me the way

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“Lighthouses blow no horns; they only shine” –Dwight L. Moody

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Posted in July 2019, Syllabic Verse

Poor Richard’s Proverbs

Statue of Benjamin Franklin on bench in McMinnville,OR
Original photo of Statue of Benjamin Franklin on bench in McMinnville,OR

Old Benjamin sits

In US Bank’s Town Square.

His wisdom behooves

Those who listen,

Learn,and get involved

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

—Benjamin Franklin

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

—Benjamin Franklin

“You may delay, but time will not.”

—Benjamin Franklin

For More Benjamin Franklin Quotes visit the link below:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/289513.Benjamin_Franklin

Posted in July 2019, Scripture, Syllabic Verse

Believer’s Benefit

Ephesians 1:3 scripture verse image

Sitting in the heavenlies

Right next to my Savior

Covered from head to toe

With Spiritual Blessings

Enjoying Father God’s presence

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Learn more about the 54 Spiritual Blessings in Christ: As Found in the Book of Ephesians in my Devotional/Journal–only $10.00 available on Amazon in paperback only

54 Spiritual Blessings in Christ book by Leona J.Atkinson

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1463734204/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-Z0oDbN0PH4VX

Posted in July 2019, Syllabic Verse

Veggies vs Fruit

Fresh farm vegetables and fruit at the Market

Yesterday’s market

Abundance of fruit

All my favorites

Lavishly displayed

Berries red and blue

Cherries gleaming gold

Sugar kissed peaches

Fruitful paradise

Yet, vegetables

Were speaking to me

Not in audible

Like in Veggie Tales

But with visual

Attraction and scent

Vegetables spoke

Of their beauty

Fruit lover listened

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Posted in July 2019, Syllabic Verse

Beset by Remora

Remora, tiny sucker fish,
Image from: https://images.app.goo.gl/9LAESEiMA75akuML7

Tiny remora

Surrounds, holds me back

All my human strength

Not enough to overcome

Only blood of Christ

Can wash it away

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Remora is today’s “The Word of the Day” at Dictionary.com

See the definition and interesting origin of this word “remora” at this link:

http://www.dictionary.com/e/word-of-the-day/remora-2019-07-15/

In ancient times, the remora was believed to stop a ship from sailing. In Latin, remora means “delay”, while the genus name Echeneis comes from Greek εχειν, echein (“to hold”) and ναυς, naus (“a ship”). In a notable account by Pliny the Elder, the remora is blamed for the defeat of Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium and, indirectly, for the death of Caligula.[15] A modern version of the story is given by Jorge Luis Borges in Book of Imaginary Beings(1957).

Source:Wikipedia

Posted in July 2019, Syllabic Verse

Priorities

Hands clasped in prayer

So much that’s new

So much to do

So much to say

So much to pray

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Take time to pray

Prayer is man’s greatest power!

W. Clement Stone

Time to Pray

I got up early one morning

and rushed right into the day;

I had so much to accomplish

that I didn’t have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me,

and heavier came each task.

“Why doesn’t God help me?” I wondered.

He answered, “You didn’t ask.”

I wanted to see joy and beauty,

but the day toiled on, gray and bleak;

I wondered why God didn’t show me.

He said, “But you didn’t seek.”

I tried to come into God’s presence;

I used all my keys at the lock.

God gently and lovingly chided,

“My child, you didn’t knock.”

I woke up early this morning,

and paused before entering the day;

I had so much to accomplish

that I had to take time to pray.

—Author unknown

Posted in July 2019, Syllabic Verse

Scent-A-Mental Memories

Our Old House 1959
Our Old House 1959

My childhood alarm clock was varied, often ‘twas
Waking to the sound and smell of coffee perking.
Blurp, blurp, goes the old aluminum peculator,
A signal it was five am and mom was awake,
Bustling about the kitchen, making toast with jam.
I snuggle under the fresh smelling sheets and blankets,
Knowing I have another hour before I hear
Dad’s voice calling, “Leona! Time to get up.”
Those sounds, smells and sights are now memories
Of carefree days in my Illinois country home.

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