Memorial Day 2023: Three Acrostic Poems

L  ove
E  xpressed
T  ranscending
ime . . .
R  emembrance of


H ave faith as you journey
O n and trust God’s love and
P romises for you
E ven today and then always


G  reen colors
R  ejoice in various shades
E  vergreens grow and
E  very tree’s leaves
N  ow, this almost summer day


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Sunday thoughts

Daily writing prompt
What does “having it all” mean to you? Is it attainable?

As I type this post, the May garden grows and begins to look towards June. Today is sunny. We enjoy our old house, and are grateful every day. Good to have goals, and goals can be revised as needed. Memorial Day Weekend, 2023.

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Changes, Care, Prayer

Daily writing prompt
How have you adapted to the changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic?

We have adapted well. The Daily writing prompts are a good way to learn about more blogs, and perhaps new readers visit here. I am always grateful to see how readers are from different generations and from over the years. We continue to take great care.

From March 2020 to July 2020, I posted a verse from the Psalms, every day, with a picture (please see Archives). Then I worked with the content and created Pages (right sidebar).

The first post was on March 17, 2020: New Series From The Psalms.

And as I worked, I was grateful to discover this Bible verse.

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2

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Pray and Plan

What makes you most anxious?

Daily writing prompt

Praying the Psalms helps me in life.

When a new challenge occurs – and these last years and this time are a challenge for all – the words are familiar. I also follow my health care plan every day – practical and consistent. I can feel some anxiety before an appointment, but I have a plan. Extra rest, quiet time, and I prepare and review. Karl helps too. I am grateful for progress. One step, one day, at a time.

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

Psalm 27: 14

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Compassion International

Karl and I sponsor three children with Compassion International. They are from three countries, and they live with their families. We receive letters and updates. I plan to write some Easter notes soon. We have worked with them for years, and there are many ways to help.

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“a lamp unto my feet”

Tell us about your favorite pair of shoes, and where they’ve taken you.

Daily writing prompt

I wear good shoes with good support. Old shoes for the garden and newer shoes for other places – but the same kind of walking shoes. I am careful to avoid falls.

I learned a lot about safety and preventing falls when I helped with my mother’s care, and all we did for her and at her home. So here too.

And I searched the site for a verse that goes with the prompt.

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Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119: 105

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