Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Sounds of the Wind

Wind chimes

Windchimes

Without the wind

Are hanging around

And not fulfilling their creator’s

Purpose

Cinquain

My daughter bought me this beautiful wind chime today as a Mother’s Day gift. I love the look of it as it hangs on my patio, yet it’s real beauty is revealed in the wind as it moves and creates the tinkling sounds it was created to do.

So we, believers, will fulfill the purpose God created us for as we move in the wind of the Holy Spirit.

“The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

John 3:8

I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. John 17:4

Posted in August 2019, Scripture, Senryu

Prospectors

“Strike It Rich” cartoon image by Mike Waters at www.joyfultoons.com
Image by Mike Waters at http://www.joyfultoons.com/strike-it-rich-2/

Searching the scriptures

Unearthing a nugget of truth

Seek and you shall find

Senryu

I love taking inspired journeys that the Holy Spirit leads me on either when I am alone or with someone else.

When’s the last time you went “digging for gold” within the pages of your bible?

My grandson and I often do that together and it always leads us to some exciting finds and increased knowledge.

Follow Mike Waters “Joyful Toons” Blog for more scripture inspired biblical cartoons at: http://www.joyfultoons.com/strike-it-rich-2/

Posted in April 2016, NaPoWriMo 2016, Sea Shanty

Sunday Service At Sea

Sea Shantie (or Chantie) about a Sunday Church Service at Sea
Original Poetry and Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

#NaPoWriMo–Day 26–Prompt: a challenge to write a poem that incorporates a call and response. Calls-and-responses are used in many sermons and hymns (and also in sea chanties (or shanties)!), in which the preacher or singer asks a question or makes an exclamation, and the audience responds with a specific, pre-determined response. (Think: Can I get an amen?, to which the response is AMEN!.). You might think of the response as a sort of refrain or chorus that comes up repeatedly, while the call can vary slightly each time it is used.
I wrote a Sea Shantie (or Chantie) in which I imagined what a Sunday Service at sea would be like conducted by a fiery Spirit-filled preacher aboard a ship filled with sailors. 🙂