Category: Christianity

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When I think of this past Christmas, an enduring image is the holiday lights. Some people had grand displays, others simple, and all so bright and hopeful. Here and there, we put our holiday decorations away. Christmas kept awhile longer, and now Lent and then Easter. One day at a time.

reading poems
and writing too
Bible stories

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Incarnate Word by Charles A. Waugaman

Icon, image,
Portrait,
Scope.

Substance, promise,
Mirror,
Hope.

Christ holds Love,
Peace, for
All.

Earth, universe,
Palace,
Stall.

The painting and poem are by Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010), from a Christmas card he sent years ago. The date on his card is November 5, 2002.

His poem was published by Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry. Winter 2006/2007.

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Blog Collage: Prayers and Hope

From The Psalms 2020 Series

Psalm 3 post – March 19, 2020

I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

Psalm 3: 4

Image: William Morris Full-Color Patterns and Designs, courtesy of Dover Publications.

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Psalm 48 post – April 15, 2020

For this God is our God for ever and ever . . .

From Psalm 48: 14

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Psalm 94 post – May 25, 2020

In the multitude
of my thoughts within me
thy comforts delight my soul.

Psalm 94: 19

Psalm 126 post – June 29, 2020

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psalm 126: 5

The image is from Japanese Border Designs, courtesy of The Dover Design Sampler, from Dover Publications.

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Psalm 142 post – July 16, 2020

I cried unto the LORD with my voice;
with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

Psalm 142: 1

As you can see, for this collage I selected a post from each month for the series (March 2020 – July 2020). The collages are another way to review and perhaps introduce the Psalms to new readers. Always new.

2020 Blog Collage Posts

The Psalms 2020 Series: Blog Collage One

The Psalms 2020 Series: Blog Collage Two

Blog Collage Three: Garden Photos

Blog Collage Four: Iris Inspiration

Blog Collage Five: Art and History

Blog Collage Six: Birds

Blog Collage Seven: Designs and Found Art

ROSES Collage

Thank you and take good care.

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my large print Bible

my large print Bible
rests on the Thanksgiving tray
the bread of life

John 6: 35 (KJV):  And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:  he that cometh to me shall never hunger: and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
Volume 43 “Intermezzo”
Fall 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

Thanksgiving Poem by Charles A. Waugaman

Thanksgiving Complete

Father, I wish to praise You for the whole
of life. Besides these blessings obvious
and bright with benediction for the soul;
beyond intangibles that comfort us
when doubters cower under circumstance
and faithless people cast all hope on wealth;
even before the graces that advance
our comfort, pleasure, family and health,
I would give thanks for pain, displeasure, fear,
reversals that avoid the cul-de-sac
of pride, anxieties, and every tear
that draws me near through prejudice or lack
to Your forgiveness. Surely all is good
that leads me into doing what I should.

Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010)

WITHIN The Circle Of Seasons
Poems by Charles A. Waugaman
Elin Grace Publishing
ISBN 0-9729848-1-X
2003, Author Copyright
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Series From The Psalms 2020

For new readers – and all who visit here – I thought it would be helpful to highlight our series from the Psalms this year.

The posts are short selections from the Psalms, with a picture. Over time, I hope to create a special page with links to all the posts in the series. I will let you know in a post when the page is complete and online.

For now, a few posts:

New Series From The Psalms – March 17, 2020

Psalm 1 – March 17, 2020

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

Psalm 67 – April 30, 2020

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2

Psalm 94 – May 25, 2020

In the multitude
of my thoughts within me
thy comforts delight my soul.

Psalm 94: 19

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