Posted in Haibun, July 2019

Keep Shining Bright

Penny

Shining in the sun

Though a bit worn down from its use

Penny catches my eye

There lying in an obscure place, just off the beaten path was a penny.

I probably would never have noticed it if the sun hadn’t been shining as most of it was worn from use and dulled. It’s edges were rough, as if it had been chewed up a bit by a machine.

However, today in the sunlight it shone brightly enough for me to notice and that made me think of how I reflected my life.

What did people see when they looked at me? Was I shining in the light of the Son?

Was I noticeable or just obscure.? Was I making a difference in people’s lives?

I might be worn and weary, but I should still be shining out the light of Christ.

Something this little penny in my path made me ponder.

Haibun

Posted in July 2019, Scripture, Shadorma

In Obedience

Clouds

Chasing thoughts

That swirl like clouds

High, lofty

Low, gloomy

Casting them down in Christ and

Captivating them

Shadorma

casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:5

Posted in Choka, June 2019, Scripture

Life Walk

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Psalm 23 visual
Original Image— My Creative Bible

My joyful journey

Brings me beside still waters

Trusting my Shepherd

To lead through pastures of green

Peacefully I stroll

Pockets filled with promises

Walking with my King

Over mountains high and wide

And valleys deep and narrow

Choka

(Based on Psalm 23)

Posted in May 2019, Triolet

Standing on The Rock

Bird standing on rocks

I will never give up or in

Though the way is hard and long

Through fortitude I’ll win

I will never give up or in

I have Christ’s power within

To help me stay strong

I will never give up or in

Though the way is hard and long

Triolet

Posted in Abecedarian, April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Scripture

My Life from A to Z

Letters A and Z

Alien

Because I was without

Christ, living in

Darkness

Ensnared, a

Foreigner to Israel, without

God and without

Hope, a gentile in

Israel and to all

Jews

Knowing not the

Love of God, believing in

Myths

Not knowing the truth

Of the wonderful

Promises of God

Questioning life’s purpose

Running from truth, a

Stranger to the covenant of Promise

Then, through God’s grace

Understanding the gospel brought me to

Victory in Christ, and I was a

Wanderer no more, a

Xenos no more, I belonged and was

Yoked to Christ forever in

Zion, the New Jerusalem.

Abecedarian

(Based on Ephesians 2)

#NaPoWriMo—Day 14–Off Prompt

Posted in March 2019, Scripture, Shadorma

Tackling Thoughts

Bible, coffee cup, scripture verse, Psalm 94:19

Stress abounds

If we allow it to

Restrain it

Detain it

Take it captive and cast down

Imaginations

Shadorma

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

Posted in Acrostic, Christian, December 2018, Holiday

CHRISTMAS CAROLS-Acrostic

angelic choir
C
ome All Ye Faithful
He Has Come, The Christ Of God
Rejoice, Rejoice This Happy Morn
It’s Christmas Day
Sing Ye Songs Of Praise
To Us A Child Of Hope Is Born
Mortals Awake, With Angels Join
A Babe Is Born In Bethlehem
Sing, Oh Sing This Blessed Morn

Christians Awake, Salute The Happy Morn
A Babe Is Born, To Bliss Us Bring
Rejoice, Rejoice, Ye Christians
On The Birthday Of The Lord
Let Us All With Gladsome Voice
Shout The Glad Tidings

Acrostic
(Each line is the title of a Christmas Carol.)

All Christmas Songs A to Z
http://www.singalongfestivetunes.com/all-christmas-songs-a-z/

Posted in April 2018, Christian, NaPoWriMo 2018, Poetry Types, Scripture, Shape, Tree of Life

The Tree Of Life

Tree

Of Life

Nourishes

Branches extend

To reach the nations

With leaves of healing

Planted beside the River

Of Life in Heaven’s Paradise

Bearing twelve fruits for Overcomers

Who will dwell in the New Jerusalem

Providing supernatural provision

As they eat eternally from its abundant supply

Observe then, and believe this wonderful truth

The Tree of Life

Can be for you

Accept Christ and

Live eternally

Tree of Life Poem/Shape Poem
Based on scriptures:  Genesis 2:2, Revelation 2:7, Revelation 21:2, Revelation 22:2, Ezekiel 47:12

NaPoWriMo 2018  Day 27
(Off Prompt)