Category: Encouragement

how easy sometimes

how easy sometimes
for me to achieve
in the morning
what seemed impossible
the afternoon before

Ellen Grace Olinger
December 4 and 5, 2018

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
All Rights Reserved

Design Ideas

I am testing Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor.  These are some design ideas for two verses I’ve quoted here.  

Because thou hast been my help,
therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

Psalm 63: 7 (KJV)

Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the Lord.  

Psalm 27: 14 (KJV)

my large print Bible

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


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


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.


Ellen Grace Olinger