Category: Lake Michigan

Growing Older: Reflections and Gratitude

How grateful I am to be growing older. There were significant health challenges for me in 2018. I think of this year as “Recovery Phase 2.” I rest in faith and good care. I also say “daily dedication and small steps.”

As I helped with my mother’s care, I saw that part of being older is the acceptance of how life changes. People we once knew “in person” may no longer be here.

In 1987, I earned the Doctor of Education (Ed.D) degree at Northern Illinois University. This past week, a fellow student, Gretchen, passed away. In the previous many years, Regina, and then Karen, also passed away. I help with an email newsletter, as professors and students have stayed in touch. They all have achieved so much, and continue to serve. We honor all.

Many ways to serve and make a contribution. A blog post that sends out light, joy, creativity, and hope is wonderful. I enjoy reading/viewing posts each day.

Karl’s photos add so much to my/our blogs. Here are a few from 2018:

Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin
July 2018

Garden Journal
July 2018

I continue to pray the Psalms. They give me strength, hope, and are both familiar and always new.

Ellen Grace Olinger

The Daily Post Photo Challenges – thank you

All-Time Favorites was the conclusion to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenges.

These are a few of our photos that I posted for the challenges.  The dates link back to posts at this site, which in turn link to the original challenges.

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Repurpose
January 28, 2017

Karl took this photo of Lake Michigan in March 2010.

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Textures
August 3, 2017

Photo by Karl

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Numbers
June 5, 2016

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Slideshow: Photos From Recent Posts

Hope you enjoy this slideshow.  I added two new photos of milkweed by Karl.  I am just beginning to learn more about the WordPress gallery options.  

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