silence and gratitude

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Keep silence before me, O islands;

and let the people renew their strength

Isaiah 41: 1a (KJV)

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

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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.

three short season poems

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where once
I mourned
irises

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within
reach
after
rain
lilacs

Readers of my first blog enjoyed the following new poem this week. I’ve been writing about the same view outside my study window for many years.  Always new.

they sing
in harmonies
and let the birds
lead the songs
new leaves in wind

My first blog is Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. I like to repeat some poems and other information for new readers.   http://www.ellenolinger.wordpress.com

It is good to reread and view again posts on other blogs.  Often I see things I missed!

These days I’m rereading the Psalms in THE MESSAGE translation, and the KJV is always here by my computer.

The picture is from The Dover Design Sampler this week; from Floral Design: Second Series.

Thank you and blessings,

Ellen

how he would love . . .

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30th anniversary
of Dad’s passing –
how he would love
my blogs

magazines
in the mail
much of this world
has passed
me by

rereading the Psalms
on a Sunday afternoon
ever-new

“Currier Ives Great West” print is courtesy of http://wpclipart.com.
Dad taught History and his parents came to Wisconsin from Sweden.
His father and others in the family worked on the railroad.

Blessings, Ellen