Posted in July 2018, Scripture, Senryu

Morning Mood

Bag of Tears

Joy stealer entered

A visitor in the night

Left a bag of tears

Senryu

Psalm 30:5 says

“Weeping may endure for a night,

But joy comes in the morning.”

But, what if joy doesn’t come in the morning? Wonder if more weeping and anxiety comes?

Well, since we know that God does not lie, we know God’s word is true. Therefore, if what He says is not happening we need to figure out why.

Why didn’t joy come in the morning?

Because the enemy stole it from us. The joy stealer struck in the night. He took our joy and left us in tears.

Jesus said in John 10:10 that : “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

So, whoever this thief is, whether it’s the devil, our own flesh, the world, or a person, we can recognize that he’s a joy stealer, a thief that needs to be banished from our life. But how?

God’s word says His mercies are new every morning,

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not, They are new every morning;…

Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV”

So every morning we can choose to throw that bag of tears away from us, and reach out to grasp the joy that God brings us each morning by believing His word and claiming it.

And every night before we go to bed we can cover ourselves with the blood of Jesus and the Armor of God so that the thief will not be able to break in and steal from us anymore.

Posted in Cinquain, July 2018

Sizzling Summer Sunset

Summer Sunset on July 4th

July 4th

God’s Fireworks

Light up the horizon

And set nighttime heavens soundlessly

Ablaze!

Cinquain

(As our neighborhood and city was putting on a very noisey fireworks display, God entered with the most beautiful brilliant sunset that awed many)

Posted in May 2017, Triolet

Time Goes By

Sunrise, Moon
Day becomes night so soon

No sooner than the sun rises 

Then there comes the moon

Day becomes night so soon

Quickly morning turns to afternoon

Time never apologizes 

Day becomes night so soon

No sooner than the sun rises 

Triolet

Posted in May 2017, Triolet

A Word Like an Arrow

Heart with arrow
Harshly spoken into the night air

The word like a poison arrow landed

Seemingly twas shot without a care

Harshly spoken into the night air

Its speaker seemed quite unaware

That a young loving heart was badly branded

Harshly spoken into the night air

The word like a poison arrow landed

Triolet

Posted in February 2017, Tanka

Hide and Seek


Cloudly moonlit night

Darkness seems to come and go

Moon plays hide and seek 

As clouds move in the night sky

Camera tries to capture

Tanka

Tonite’s Full Moon was beautiful. It was a sight to see it shining brightly among the dark clouds that kept trying to hide it’s bright glowing light. I tried to take a video in an attempt to capture the game of hide and seek that the moon was playing with the clouds but unfortunately my iPhone camera just couldn’t seem to capture it properly, so I had to be satisfied with some still pics instead.