Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Shalowm Shalowm

Isaiah 26:3 verse

Perfect peace.

Provided by

The One in who created me.

His workmanship, encased by

His love.

Cinquain

This poem is based on Isaiah 26:3. I have prayed that verse many times over myself at night before shutting my eyes to sleep and as I read that verse this morning I wondered for the first time just what the original words for “perfect peace” were. An interlinear word search showed me that both words mean the same, or as we would say “shalom shalom” the highest peace possible. What a blessed way to sleep at night!

Screenshot of the Interlinear for Isaiah 26:3 from www.blueletterbible.org
Screenshot of the Interlinear for Isaiah 26:3 from http://www.blueletterbible.org
Posted in Scripture, Tanka

Everyone Has Their Days

Painting of Sunrise, Never Give Up text

Physically on earth

We will lose sometimes.

Yet, Spiritually,

We who are in Christ are winners,

For In Him is victory.

Tanka

Today, on earth, the groundhog didn’t see his shadow so Spring won and Winter lost.

Today on earth, at the Super Bowl, the KC Chiefs won and the San Francisco 49ers lost.

Today, somewhere on earth, someone in the world received Christ as their Lord and Savior and the devil lost.

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ 1Corinthians 15:57

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1John 5:4

Posted in Syllable Lune

Beyond a Glance

Original art drawings of 33 Dots progression
Original 33 Dots art-Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Looking with your heart

Through the eyes of God

Reveals hidden things

Syllable Lune

This week I chose to do a 33 Dot Art Drawing.

It was explained as an experience to discover hidden things in your art that at first glance your eyes might not see but that through prayer God might want to reveal to you.

It sounded intriguing so I decided to try it.

Instructions are: with paper and pencil shut your eyes and make 33 dots on the paper. Open eyes and connect the dots in one continuous line without lifting the pencil from the paper.

Pray and ask God to show you what He might want you to see or what He wants to reveal to you.

It might take some time to see and know exactly what that might be, because for me, at first glance, I only saw Disney animals in my dot drawing—Goofy, Pluto and Dumbo, but then after a few days of prayer and pondering I saw the Hammer, and then the Bible verse in Jeremiah 23:29 came to mind.

The end result was an amazing work of art that I feel God wanted me to create!

Jeremiah 23:29 33 Dot Art image by Leona J.Atkinson
Jeremiah 23:29 33 Dot Art image by Leona J.Atkinson 2020

Posted in Scripture, Senryu, September 2018

Pick Your Battles

Fallen Knight in Battle Armor

“Don’t sweat the small things”

When life tries to weary you

Keep up and keep on.

Senryu

If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan? Jeremiah 12:5

Posted in April 2017, NaPoWriMo 2017, Nonet

Angel’s Trumpet

Angel's Trumpet Flower
Where will you be at the last trump’s sound?

Will you be above or below ground?

Tis a question To consider…

Whether hither or thither?

However we ponder,

Of how we’ll go yonder,

We can’t know,

Til we,

Go.

Nonet
#NaPoWriMo 2017 Challenge today was to write a nine-line poem. I chose a Nonet, which I also rhymed. 

Image is an “Angel’s Trumpet” Flower which I had the pleasure to see and photograph at a recent visit to a Spring “Garden Palousa” Event. The plant’s name caused me to ponder upon the scripture verse in 1Corinthians 15:51-52

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”