Category: Books

Two Books In Print

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We have two books in print.  They can both be ordered at the Time Of Singing books page.  You will note that the price is 5 dollars per copy, and 3 for 12 dollars.  You can combine this special offer with both books.  All proceeds benefit TOS.

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need is a poetry anthology, edited with Lora Homan Zill and Charles A. Waugaman.  Charles created the beautiful cover art, and illustrated the book.  There is a description of the book and a list of the poets at the Time Of Singing books page.

Quiet Christmas Poetry is my large print chapbook, created from my site of the same name.

Thank you!

The Story of Quiet Christmas Poetry

Yesterday, I mentioned that Karl’s winter photo of the Lake Michigan beach became the cover of Quiet Christmas Poetry.   We created the book from my Christmas site.

If you wish to purchase a copy, please visit the Time Of Singing books page.  Lora Homan Zill, Editor, takes good care of the orders.

All of the poems and more information are available at Quiet Christmas Poetry.

All proceeds benefit Time Of Singing: A Journal of Christian Poetry.

The actual size of the book is 5 and 1/2 by 8 and 1/2 inches.
32 pages.
ISBN  978-0-9729848-5-0
Elin Grace Publishing

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early hours
of quiet and poetry
gardens overflow
and if some winter
my mind forgets
my heart will know

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We’ve had a lot of rain.

Yesterday I went to Mead Public Library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  I had not been there for a time.  They had a large selection of used books for sale.  I bought two poetry books, for less than one dollar.  Lilacs were in bloom along the roads.

Then I stopped at Arby’s in Kohler.  A young person held the door for me, and people were so kind.  I am older now.  I enjoyed a salad, and brought a cup of coffee home.

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R  ose clouds at sunrise, and the day
O  pens to songs, silence, and new
S  trength, with hope
E  verlasting

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Our pink peonies will bloom soon.  My parents had red, white, and pink peonies in their yard.

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Quote by Madeleine L’Engle

“The important thing is to recognize that our gift, no matter what the size, is indeed something given us, for which we can take no credit, but which we may humbly serve, and, in serving, learn more wholeness, be offered wondrous newness.”

Madeleine L’Engle
Walking On Water, p. 195 – 196.
Harold Shaw Publishers, 1980.

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Photos and Blessings

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This is a perennial garden by the wood path to the back door.  Ferns and daylilies will grow here.

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The steps on the path looked so beautiful yesterday.  The light and shadows in the yard were interesting as well.

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I’ve been reviewing and beginning again with my handwritten gratitude journals, which I began after reading one thousand gifts by Ann Voskamp.  I note blessings such as “no loss of power.”  The last two years, I’ve been taking a lot of photos, which is another way to record gratitude.

Information about Ann Voskamp’s books may be read here.

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