Posted in Triple Syllable Lune

Believer’s Mandate

Mother Teresa quote
Image from http://www.picturequotes.com

We go out each day

Into a world

We may not favor

See injustice we

We dislike

Yet we go each day

Because we try

Our best to

Make a difference

Triple Syllable Lune

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 Syllabic Verse

Flu

Corona Virus symbol

Some words we like

Others not so much

These days it’s true

There’s one word

No one wants to hear

“CoronaVirus”

We can’t stop our ears

From hearing it’s sound

Or close our eyes

To block it from sight

But we can focus

Our minds to not dwell

On this dismal word

We can use prayer

To ask for our God’s help

And for His wisdom

And strength at this time

Syllabic Verse

Praying this word is soon no longer part of our vocabulary.

Posted in Rhyme

Compassion

Heart shape on concrete

I want to help you

But I’m struggling too

I see your pain

And sadness too

I want to help you

But I’m struggling too

So I’ll do what I can

And pray for you

That God Who Sees All

Will help us two

Make it through

Rhyme

Posted in Syllable Lune

National Freedom Day

Statue of Abraham Lincoln

If you possess it

Hold it tight

Freedom is precious

Syllable Lune

National Freedom Day in America commemorates the 11th Amendment which abolished slavery signed by President Lincoln on February 1, 1865.

On this day we pause to give thanks for the freedoms we have, and pray for those peoples who do not have freedom, for even though slavery was abolished all those years ago unfortunately it still exists today worldwide.

National Freedom Day February 1st

Posted in December 2019, Triolet

Encourage Yourself

Never Give Up painting

Some days when you just can’t win

Fight that feelin’ of just givin’ up

Don’t lose hope before you begin

Some days when you just can’t win

Keep tryin’ and make yourself grin

Pray for God’s strength to stand up

Some days when you just can’t win

Fight that feelin’ of just givin’ up

Triolet

Posted in Cinquain, December 2019

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery Info GraphicImage provided by Dressember.org

Victims

Know no freedom

Mired in slavery

They pray and hope for a victor

To come

Cinquain

Modern slavery exists today in many places worldwide. Be it sexual exploitation, forced marriage, or forced labor, many women, men and children are victims.

You can help set them free by spreading awareness, making a donation to help one of the many organizations in their fight to stop this, or simply just pray that those who can help or intervene will do so.

I have teamed up with Dressember.org this month as a Advocate to spread awareness and raise funds. If you’d like to donate to my team’s campaign “Help Stop the Chains of Abuse” I would very much appreciate your support.

Handmade Origami Dress Ornaments I will be giving a free handmade Origami Dress Ornament to anyone who makes a donation of $5.00 or more by December 15th.

Click this link to donate securely to my team at: Dressember 2019

Thank you.

–Leona

Posted in July 2019, Syllabic Verse

Priorities

Hands clasped in prayer

So much that’s new

So much to do

So much to say

So much to pray

Syllabic Verse

Take time to pray

Prayer is man’s greatest power!

W. Clement Stone

Time to Pray

I got up early one morning

and rushed right into the day;

I had so much to accomplish

that I didn’t have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me,

and heavier came each task.

“Why doesn’t God help me?” I wondered.

He answered, “You didn’t ask.”

I wanted to see joy and beauty,

but the day toiled on, gray and bleak;

I wondered why God didn’t show me.

He said, “But you didn’t seek.”

I tried to come into God’s presence;

I used all my keys at the lock.

God gently and lovingly chided,

“My child, you didn’t knock.”

I woke up early this morning,

and paused before entering the day;

I had so much to accomplish

that I had to take time to pray.

—Author unknown

Posted in December 2018, Etheree

On a City Sidewalk

Holding hands in prayer

God gave me an chance to pray for you

Today. A stranger whom I now know as

Lori. Twas a chance meeting.

God put me there in front of

You sitting in the cold,

Eyes filled with tears,

Homeless yet

Knew Jesus

And He

You

Etheree

God Bless You Lori. “He is the “God Who Sees You” and He will help you.