Category: Encouragement

poems and photos

names and addresses
for dear friends
no longer on earth
old address book

not yet written
in the overflowing book
cards and envelopes
with last known
addresses

still wanting to remember
what may no longer
be current – places I was
people I knew

by Ellen Grace Olinger
Time of Singing A Journal of Christian Poetry
Volume 45  Number 1
Spring 2018

Pelicans and Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin
Photos by Karl
May 30, 2019

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need

Welcoming Hope is an illustrated poetry collection with Time Of Singing, A Journal of Christian Poetry.

Please see the Time Of Singing books page for more information, including the featured poets and how to order.

Lora Homan Zill
Ellen G. Olinger
Editors

Charles A. Waugaman
Art Editor, Illustrator

The cover art is by Charles A. Waugaman.

lilacs bloom

lilacs bloom
purple and white
with grey sky
background
God’s promises

May 2012

old lilacs in fog
promises of God
still holding true

May 2013

Image: wpclipart

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Acrostic Poems for PSALMS and PRAYER

P   romises of
S   erenity
A   nd
L   ove
M  editations and
S   trength

PSALMS

P  urpose
R  evealed
A  nd
Y  our
E  fforts
R  enewed

PRAYER

Photo by Karl – July 2018

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Rereading Bible Verses

rereading Bible verses
I recall from younger years

God knew

He would bring me
here from there

and faith grows

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.
Psalm 18: 1 (KJV)

Snowdrops
April 14, 2019
Photo by Karl

Poem by Charles A. Waugaman

‘GOOD’ AS IN FRIDAY

He fashioned from their cross
a throne.
He made of death a door.
He robed his nakedness
in love,
And needed nothing more.

For though they wrapped his
broken flesh
in linen crisp and white,
He left sin’s costly fabric
soiled
And cloaked himself in light

That shines the centuries
undimmed
to pierce earth’s dark despair,
By spilling scarlet car-
peting
Up Heaven’s radiant stair.

By Charles A. Waugaman
The Word Incarnate
Elin Grace Publishing, 2003
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