Category: Encouragement

silence and gratitude


Keep silence before me, O islands;

and let the people renew their strength

Isaiah 41: 1a (KJV)


S  ilence
  ew thoughts

Psalm 46: 10a (KJV):  Be still, and know that I am God


gifts of silence
and beauty
in the middle
of difficult times

unconditional love

are the stronger
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Ellen Grace Olinger

The pictures are courtesy of Christian Image Source.

“Deep calleth unto deep . . .”


Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts:
all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness
in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me,

and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Psalm 42: 7-8 (KJV)


Images: wpclipart

Psalm 23


Psalm 23 (KJV)
A Psalm of David

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


He led me to get more rest so that my soul might be restored.  During the caregiving years with my mother, she often simply needed me to sit with her.


Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic for PSALMS


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

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

Psalm 18: 1 (KJV)

The photo is of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin today.

Ellen Grace Olinger