Bible Verses and Short Poems

When my spirit
was overwhelmed within me,
then thou knewest my path.

Psalm 142: 3a (KJV)

lilacs bloom
purple and white
with grey sky
background
God’s promises

raindrops decorate
my study window
outside new leaves grow
on the tree I watched
turn gold

(May 2012 archive)

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.  Psalm 18: 1 (KJV)

colorful tulips
on a cold day
unconditional love

faith continues
to grow
as I grow older
sun rising
earlier these days

(May 2013 archive)

The LORD hear thee
in the day
of trouble . . .

Grant thee
according to
thine own heart,

and fulfill all
thy counsel.

Psalm 20: 1a, 4 (KJV)

I formed some of the words from Psalm 20 into the shape of a short poem.

(May 2014 archive)

Daffodils
Garden Journal
April 25, 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

books and blessings

a small card
in a devotional book
from a thrift store

words of encouragement
from one person to another

I keep the card with the book
and its history today
and tomorrow

We also bought used books from Mead Library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. After I read them, I can give them to someone else, or donate to another place. Lately, I am especially interested in memoirs.

And I bought Jan Karon’s new book: Bathed In Prayer, Father Tim’s Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series. I looked for the book at local stores, and then bought from Amazon. I appreciate being able to order online too. I have also bought used books from Amazon.

Please see Jan Karon’s site for more information. I love her novels. They are deep and true, so well-written.

It is endless – all the ways to learn, bless, and be blessed.

Peaceful gratitude,
Ellen Grace Olinger

morning prayer

Easter And Spring Poetry

morning prayer
water birds flying north
stay close to water

My haiku was first published in SMILE, 67, 2010. SMILE was a large print journal edited and published by Joyce M. Johnson for years.

And published in Take-out Window: Haiku Society of America 2014 Members’ Anthology, edited by Gary Hotham.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Rereading Bible Verses

rereading Bible verses
I recall from younger years

God knew

He would bring me
here from there

and faith grows

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.
Psalm 18: 1 (KJV)

Snowdrops
April 14, 2019
Photo by Karl