a joyous ascent from joy to joy

A joyous ascent poetry alone cannot reveal: a poetic study on Nehemiah 12:27-43 our words and pictures and the light Come assist celebrate Priests singers musicians leaders people Large choirs all Ezra the writer for God leads I follow Joyous thanksgiving with cymbals harps and lyres ready singers all around All to sing rise to … Continue reading a joyous ascent from joy to joy

beloved, this day you shall not fly alone (updated)

this day I shall not fly alone with new hope and not forlorn living dreaming planning parting leaving behind my depressed mind stepping ahead as my spirit heard you said do not fear for I have wiped away your every tear go forth as I have come forth behold here is My heart as always … Continue reading beloved, this day you shall not fly alone (updated)

my tiny fruitful acquaintances

Tiny This picture of tiny berries was taken when I was looking for bright colors in Autumn. It grew by the roadside. The colors are rich and give a feeling of the richness of nature in this season when those who labor can expect a harvest. The birds and squirrels too have waited for this … Continue reading my tiny fruitful acquaintances

Flowers are not in chaos

Well, my brothers and sisters, let’s summarize. When you meet together, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell some special revelation God has given, one will speak in tongues, and another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must strengthen all of you. (1 Corinthians 14:26) The flowers are Not … Continue reading Flowers are not in chaos

this morning I fly alone: a haiku

Morning This dawning alone flying solo not forlorn painting world beyond This picture is unedited. I used a Samsung Galaxy and set the scene at dawn. It came out like a painted picture. The bird at the right corner is a bonus. We never know what we shall get in life until we receive them. … Continue reading this morning I fly alone: a haiku

I shall cross this mountain for you: a haiku (and a prose)

I walk far and wide my love gives me strength on high each step a conquest ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~His love for her is a strength. Some say he may be too tired by now after all the years of seemingly endless travel. Some say he needs to settle down for a long rest. But he does not fear … Continue reading I shall cross this mountain for you: a haiku (and a prose)


Hard times are the number one concern to every individual, not to mention those with a family to feed. Hard times means a lack. Lack of sufficient resources. Lack of the usual stuff that we consider constituting physical, mental and emotional security and well being. Increasingly we hear of news of certain economic phenomena that … Continue reading A DICTIONARY FOR NAVIGATORS ON SPIRITUAL ROUGH WATERS 39: MORE WORDS FOR HARD TIMES

Gold Rush: a haiku

time is set for now northern-bound train in the know heed the gold beckon ~~~~~~~~~Words of wisdom from the wisest and richest man in history: 3:14 For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, And her gain than fine gold. 8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold; … Continue reading Gold Rush: a haiku

random words, definitions, quotes: LIBERAL

Today we look at the definition of a popular English word that came from France. LIBERTY/LIBERAL/FREE. French libre ‎(“free, having liberty, at liberty”) Origin of LIBERAL comes from:Middle English: via Old French from Latin liberalis, from liber 'free (man)'. The original sense was 'suitable for a free man', hence 'suitable for a gentleman' (one not … Continue reading random words, definitions, quotes: LIBERAL

Here is traveler’s rest: a haiku

Here is traveler's rest right spot  right foot at its best shady cozy nest ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ Promised Rest for God’s People ] God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it. For this good news—that God has prepared this rest—has … Continue reading Here is traveler’s rest: a haiku

light and fresh promises

every new day starts with light and fresh promises to feed yearning hearts ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ Seeing the Invisible ] Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16 [Full Chapter]) Psalm 96:2 Sing to the Lord, bless His … Continue reading light and fresh promises

shelter has his place

greening at our pace shielding and nurturing space shelter has his place ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Psalm 91:1-2 New King James Version (NKJV) Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God 91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is … Continue reading shelter has his place

it started off well

light without measure spraying across great beyond good finish assured ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[f] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. … Continue reading it started off well

rain in March

a hundred days passed the blessing poured on parched ground the children laughing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rain of blessing 11 “The Lord will give you prosperity in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, blessing you with many children, numerous livestock, and abundant crops. 12 The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury … Continue reading rain in March