old family tablecloth

Write about a few of your favorite family traditions.

Daily writing prompt

Our family traditions have changed over the years to honor and remember, and reflect the present time.

old family tablecloth
placed over my
tall file cabinet

from where I sit
and read . . .

the pattern
forms the
Cross

January 2013

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Daily Prompt – Poem

What have you learned in your life about love?

Daily Prompt

POEM

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

Ellen Grace Olinger
September 20, 2014

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I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
Psalm 18: 1

A Cross Necklace

Describe an item you were incredibly attached to as a youth. What became of it?

Daily Prompt

This prompt recalled a post from May 15, 2012: A Cross Necklace. I will reprint the post today.

The lilies-of-the-valley are beginning to bloom.  My mother loved them, as I’m sure is true of many people.  I was just reading poems by Luci Shaw, and I shared her books with Mom too.  I remembered a marble cross necklace my mother had.  She gave me permission to wear it to high school, over 40 years ago.  And I lost it somehow and never found it.  My mother was so kind.  She pictured God’s love for me in many ways, including the keeping of material possessions in perspective. 

lilies-of-the-valley
fragrance of forgiveness
memories of love

Luci Shaw The Official Website

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