Category: Encouragement

Compassion International

I am reprinting my post, Mercy, from April 25, 2021. The child we sponsor in Mexico is now 5 years old. Compassion sent us a form to write a Christmas greeting, for the child and his parents, and they will translate for us. We also correspond through email, courtesy of Compassion International. It is easy to stay in touch and offer encouragement. We are blessed.

M ay
E  veryone who can
R  emember and
C  onsider
Y  our children in need

MERCY

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Acrostic poem is by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Photo by Diego Madrigal on Pexels.com

Hope haiku

Deep calleth unto deep *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* The first line of my poem is from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV).

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

(Matthew 13: 31 – 32)

sudden cold –
Christmas cactus
already blooming

“birds perch” was published by Time Of Singing, December 1995.

“sudden cold” was published by Time Of Singing, December 1997.
Karl and I reprinted this poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Photo by Karl