Category: Books

October

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October 2016

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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

October 2018 begins with rain and wind.  A good day for blogs and books.

Memoirs

I enjoy reading memoirs.

Cynthia Reyes – the blog of Canadian author Cynthia Reyes – wrote A Good Home: A Memoir and An Honest House: A Memoir, Continued.  I reread both books this year, and you can learn more at her site.

Luci Shaw is another author I reread, her poetry and prose.  God in the Dark: Through Grief and Beyond is a classic.  Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey is another generous book.  Luci’s official website has more information; see the All Titles page.  She also has a page for New Releases.

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes and Photos

Jan Karon’s novels are a part of my life.  I reread a few of her recent books this year.

Her new book, to be published this fall, is Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim’s Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series.

Jan Karon’s Mitford

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Carol Purington writes poetry, and I have been reading her haiku and tanka for years.   You can read some of her poems and learn more about her books at Woodslawn Farm.

Farm Song is Carol’s new work in progress.  This is a family project for Carol.  Please visit Woodslawn Farm for the latest information.

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August beauty in our area:

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The Sheboygan River
Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
August 22, 2018
Photos by Karl

Bread and Honey by Lora Homan Zill

Bread and Honey is a beautiful book of poems by Lora Homan Zill (2017, Wind & Water Press).

Her book can be ordered from:

Wind & Water Press
PO Box 5276
Conneaut Lake, PA 16316

The price is $7 per copy, which includes postage.  Please make checks payable to Wind & Water Press.

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Lora’s site is Feeling God’s Pleasure Through Creative Work, the blue collar artist.

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Lora Homan Zill also edits and publishes Time Of Singing: A Journal Of Christian Poetry.  This print journal is now in its 45th Volume.

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