Haiku spring

Spring’s Hope

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such new beginnings

like the leaves of a burr oak

remind us of hope

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit whom he has given us.

Romans 5:5 (NIV)
Haiku spring


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the flowers of spring

waited for the melting snow

delayed, not denied

The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

Psalm 145:15-16
Haiku spring

Three in One

Photo by Betty Chambers, from Chambers on the Road

flowers, rocks, water

make a beautiful trio

like you, me, and God

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there in the midst of them.

Jesus—Matthew 18:20 (NKJV)
Easter Haiku

Morning Glories

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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)

This was originally published on April 17, 2022 (Easter Sunday)

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)