Category: Faith

Creative Notes

A quiet and grey morning here.  I am listening to Peace in the Puzzle, solo harp instrumentals, by Amy Shreve, and praying the Psalms.

The Fall 2018 Time Of Singing (TOS) arrived recently.  Lora Homan Zill is Editor.  She suggests that if we are looking for Christmas gift ideas, a subscription to TOS is an idea to consider.

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Image: wpclipart

Winter In October

WINTER IN OCTOBER
For Paul F. Brandt

Another death
a sudden death
this autumn of
winter in October.

Condolences pour in
your service strengthens
and your body is laid to rest
in beloved Wisconsin land.

Now the grief begins
and how else could it be?

Surely a few people
will remain with us
in our loving sorrow
like the golden leaves
left on the tree
outside my window
that will turn green again . . .

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
Volume 35  “Intermezzo”
Fall 2008

You may also wish to visit the site for the Paul Brandt School Forest.

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The pine trees are courtesy of wpclipart.

Cotoneaster Colors and October Acrostic

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October 2017
Ellen Grace Olinger

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October 2010
Photo by Karl

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October 2018
Photo by Karl

ACROSTIC FOR OCTOBER

O verture to a
C ooler season
T o embrace with
O pen hearts and
B rave souls . . .
E njoying the Fall and
R eading books!

Ellen Grace Olinger

October

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October 2016

POEM

a small card
in a devotional book
from a thrift store

words of encouragement
from one person to another

I keep the card with the book
and its history today
and tomorrow

Ellen Grace Olinger
October 23, 2017

October 2018 begins with rain and wind.  A good day for blogs and books.