Category: Christianity

Time Of Singing: A Journal Of Christian Poetry

I am reading the Spring 2017 issue of Time Of Singing: A Journal Of Christian Poetry.  Lora Homan Zill is Editor.  Contributing Editors for this issue are Cleo Griffith and Violet Nesdoly.  Photos in the issue are by Patricia Jackson Conway.

Time Of Singing is a print journal.  I have shared TOS with others over the years, and continue to receive notes of appreciation.

My mother wrote page numbers on the covers, to note publications of my poems.  I have these issues now, and they are special remembrances of my mother’s encouragement.

Poetry is a gift that is appreciated and grows in meaning over time.

You can read more at the TOS site.  Audrey Stallsmith is Webmaster.

Each issue is a work of art.  Thought it would be good to write a post for National Poetry Month.

Photos and Blessings

Ellen Grace Olinger
Ellen Grace Olinger

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

Ellen Grace Olinger

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


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.