Where can you reduce clutter in your life?
We give books away, and buy new and used books.
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
Ellen Grace Olinger
October 23, 2017
Do you spend more time thinking about the future or the past? Why?
Time is a gift from God. To learn, to plan wisely, to enjoy the gift of each moment and day . . .
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us:
and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
Psalm 90: 17
What is the greatest gift someone could give you?
Encouragement is a wonderful gift. I am grateful.
Do you play in your daily life? What says “playtime” to you?
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118: 24 (KJV)
The Psalms and poetry in general bring joy and happiness to my life. I have grown a small home library over time.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalm 1: 3
sun on my desk and chair
Is your life today what you pictured a year ago?
I think a lot about what these last years have asked of everyone, in many ways. My 2022 calendar reflects goals met, new ideas, and revised goals. I have postponed a new book a few times (health and schedules), yet Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014) continues to be shared with others. So I am content with my work this year.
You can read all of the poems for free at
Quiet Christmas Poetry.
So the year begins to end with gratitude and hope. Grateful for blogs and this way to create. One day at a time, God’s grace.