Category: Praying the Psalms

trees

the green that goes
the green that stays
evergreens

trees with leaves
and Fall colors
and then their
shapes and sky

trees with holiday
lights in Winter

and trees
with blossoms
and new leaves
in Spring

From Psalm 1:

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psalm 1: 3

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Vocabulary List – 1

Poems From Psalms And Nature

There are words and phrases from our Psalms series that stay with me, and that I hope to include in new poems, with references.

Mercy – “for his mercy endureth for ever”

Psalm 136

Lovingkindness – “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning”

Psalm 143

before dawn

bird songs
in the yard
through an open
kitchen window

and I remember
to hear His
lovingkindness
in
the morning

and I pray

may there be
mercy, love, and
kindness
in my heart
all day

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Creative Review Note: The Psalms Series July 2020

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The Psalms Series: July 2020 Index is a Page filed under Menu.

Three examples from the posts for July 2020:

loved for years post

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

Haiku by Ellen Grace Olinger

Also published at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.
Daily Haiku: May 27, 2017

Psalm 130 post

I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait,
and in his word do I hope.

Psalm 130: 5

Psalm 146 post

While I live will I praise the LORD:
I will sing praises unto my God
while I have any being.

Psalm 146: 2

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Creative Review Note

The Psalms Series: June 2020 Index is a Page filed under Menu. Thought it would be helpful to review, as we near the end of June 2021.

One example is the post, Psalm 107 and short poems.

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.

For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

Psalm 107: 1, 9

new leaves
on the birch tree
and on the branch
with no leaves
a robin

on the branch
with no leaves
sun and shadows

Short poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

And images for today’s post:

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Large P Image from Reusable Art
Sea Turtle from Reusable Art
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Turtle on a Rock by Dugald Stewart Walker, from Reusable Art.

“the meditation of my heart”

The verses are selections from the 2020 series.

Let the words of my mouth,
and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight,
O LORD, my strength,
and my redeemer.

Psalm 19: 14 post – March 28, 2020

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

Psalm 27: 14 post – April 1, 2020

My mouth shall speak of wisdom;

and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Psalm 49: 3 post – April 15, 2020

Trust in him at all times;
ye people, pour out your heart before him:
God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psalm 62: 8 post – April 26, 2020

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Psalm 147: 3 and 4

Psalm 147 post – July 21, 2020

The Psalms Series 2020: A Summary has more information about the series.

I viewed paintings this week at the WordPress.com free photo library. So many wonderful pictures, and I look forward to sharing more. Thank you and take good care.

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