Category: Bible verses

Love and Gratitude

I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

Psalm 116: 1 (KJV)

The Sheboygan River
Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
August 29, 2019
Photos by Karl

Acrostic Poems To Share

P   romises of
S   erenity
A   
nd
L   ove
M  editations and
S   trength

PSALMS

R estore
E ncourage
S ing
T rust God

REST

P  urpose
R  evealed
A  nd
Y  our
E  fforts
R  enewed

PRAYER

H ave faith as you journey
O n and trust God’s love and
P romises for you
E ven today and then always

HOPE

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

Psalm 18: 1 (KJV)

You are welcome to reprint my poems with proper credit. Ideas include bulletin boards in classrooms, libraries, hospitals, nursing homes – places where a short poem may be an encouragement to someone or help with a poetry lesson. If someone reads a poem, and thinks, “I can write too,” that is wonderful.

Artistic Flowers is by Christopher Dresser and courtesy of Reusable Art. I learn about artists and art history at Reusable Art, which is an excellent and well-organized resource.

Acrostic poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Poems To Share

You are welcome to reprint my poems with proper credit. Ideas include bulletin boards in classrooms, libraries, hospitals, nursing homes – places where a short poem may be an encouragement to someone or help with a poetry lesson. Thank you.

September
on the horizon
all the goals
I can still
try to reach

books on the shelf
supported by each other
kindness of friends

R est
E ducate
A dmire
D ream
I nspire
N ew
G oals

READING

reading
150 poems
the Psalms

For thou art my hope, O Lord God:
thou art my trust from my youth.


Psalm 71: 5 (KJV)

Butterflies and Flowers Mosaic is courtesy of Reusable Art.

Ellen Grace Olinger

“earthen vessels”

But we have this treasure
in earthen vessels,

that the excellency
of the power

may be of God,
and not of us.

2 Corinthians 4: 7 (KJV)

Daisies
August 17, 2019
Photo by Ellen Grace Olinger

Coleus
August 15, 2019
Photo by Karl

Mandevilla
August 15, 2019
Photo by Karl

Poems and Flowers

I wonder how many poems
the trees have given to me
as I pray the Psalms
and read poems by poets
written over so much time
that passes too soon

clouds with some blue
outside my study window
some days God seems so clear
other days I must dwell more deeply
in my reading of the Psalms

praying the Psalms . . .
other times and places
cross my mind
and I am blessed
by God’s love
and care
once again

Thy statutes have been my songs
in the house of my pilgrimage.

Psalm 119: 54 (KJV)

Photos are by Karl.

Ellen Grace Olinger

“Wait on the Lord”

Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 27: 14 (KJV)

Lake Michigan – July 2019
Amsterdam Park
Town of Holland – Sheboygan County
Wisconsin

Photo by Karl