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Haiku

Rainmaker


on the cloudless plains

the merciless sun beats down

yet the flowers hope


Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)
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Haiku spring

Assurance of Spring

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

Everybody falls.

And, by God’s grace, we return

like flowers in spring.


The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of God endures forever.

Isaiah 40:8 (NIV)
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Easter Haiku

Morning Glory

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

past the ping-pong spring

the flowers come back alive

like Christ from the dead


Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”

John 11:25 (NKJV)
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Haiku

Wishful Thinking

Photo by Sachin Bharti on Pexels.com

self-deception

kicking the can down the road

clown with no circus


If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 John 1:8 (NKJV)
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Haiku winter

Winter Reflection

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

the frosty oak limbs

catching the first morning sun

point to rays of hope


But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

Isaiah 40:31a (NIV)
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Haiku

Bloom Where You’re Planted

Photo by Betty Chambers from Chambers on the Road

purple cone flower

in the most unlikely place

sidewalk survivor


Look how the wildflowers grow: they do not work or make clothes. But I tell you that not even King Solomon in all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these flowers.

Matthew 6:28b
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Haiku winter

Waiting

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

defoliated

winter shadows. still more snow.

dormant, not dead.


For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Isaiah 55:12 (NASB)
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Haiku winter

Digital Detox

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

I turned off the screens

and went for a walk by the wood.

Digital Detox.


Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.

Jesus – Mark 6:31 (NIV)
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Haiku winter

An Owl in Broad Daylight

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

The bower is gone.

There is nothing to hide her.

Yet she shows no fear.


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Haiku winter

The Brave Rose


Sometimes, when it snows

I think about the brave rose

buried half alive.


Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:12