Posted in Acrostic, Scripture, September 2019

PEACE

Feather, ATC card created by Leona J. Atkinson
“Peace” ATC CREATED BY LeonasDesigns 2019

Peace, be still, Jesus said

Endeavor to keep unity in the Spirit

And let the peace of God dwell in you

Cover yourself with His Armor and

Equip yourself to walk in His peace

Acrostic

Now the God of peace be with you all.

Romans 15:33 KJV

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Posted in August 2019, Scripture, Senryu

A Fool Says:

Joker, altered playing card
Altered playing card ATC BY Leona J. Atkinson 2019

Speaking diddly from

A heart filled with jesting

Foolish abandon

Senryu

Only fools say in their hearts,

“There is no God.”

They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!

Psalm 14:1 NLT

Posted in Haiku, July 2019, Scripture

From a Hawk

Hawk feather

Heavenly reminder

God’s the giver of wisdom

Feather in my path

Haiku

Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

Job 39:26 KJV

The hawk, a noble bird of great strength and sagacity, and yet a bird of prey, v. 26. This bird is here taken notice of for her flight, which is swift and strong, and especially for the course she steers towards the south, whither she follows the sun in winter, out of the colder countries in the north, especially when she is to cast her plumes and renew them. This is her wisdom, and it was God that gave her this wisdom, not man.

Matthew Henry commentary on Job 39:26 KJV

I happened to find a beautiful hawk feather in my path as I was walking last evening. It is said to be a sign of wisdom.

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, 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

Syllabic Verse

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Posted in Butterfly Cinquain, July 2019

A Leaf in Summer

Brown dried up leaf in summer

Out of place?

Out of season?

A misfit in my path?

Or a reminder sent by God?

A note

To awaken me to count the days,

Wasting not a moment?

“Redeem the time”

He says.

Butterfly Cinquain

“Even in our best shape we are a brittle piece of mortality. Your life is a breath, don’t waste it.” —LeCrae