Haiku winter

Upside Down

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white breasted nuthatch

starts at top, circling to ground

good thing trees are round!

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)
Haiku winter

Color by Trial

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the old leafless oak

does not squabble with the storm

that paints her branches

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews 12:11 (ESV)

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Haiku winter

The Faithful Path

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“When the leaves return

and the ground goes back to green…”

Faith. The wise owl waits.

The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

Proverbs 4:18 (NIV)
Haiku winter

The Straight Path

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the birch leads the way

with its six saplings in tow

fences make good rows

In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

Exodus 15:3 (NIV)

Singer and Song

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His creation sings:

rising moon and evergreens

point to one unseen

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Romans 1:20 (NIV)

Snow Place Like Home

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at twenty below

under mountains of fresh snow

the squirrel finds a home

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord preserve both people and animals.

Psalm 36:6 (NIV)


the leaves by the door

raked and bagged, are there no more

less sweeping inside

As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Psalm 103:12 (NIV)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9 (NIV)
Haiku winter

Morning Glory 2.0

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the smallest of seeds

growing into thick forest

sure as the sunrise

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

James 3:17 (NIV)
forgiveness Haiku winter

Cross Road

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the heart of winter

and the power of the cross

beckoning the lost

And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.

Jesus- John 12:32 (NIV)
Haiku winter

A Winter Haiku

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full moon, frosty tree

hanging in the balances


He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Ecclesiastes 3:11a (NIV)