Category: Psalms and Nature

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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The Psalms 2020 Series: Blog Collage Two

Through the WordPress.com Free Photo Library, I learn about the work of many artists. This Blog Collage theme will be repeated over time.

One idea leads to another.

For example, I plan a collage for our Wisconsin photos from the 2020 series.

A theme can be one flower – for example, an iris – as represented by different artists. I saw this as I worked today.

The colors of these photos go well. You can see the name of the artist with each photo.

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Psalm 55 post

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Psalm 67 post

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Psalm 75 post

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I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever:
with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness
to all generations.

Psalm 89: 1

Psalm 89 post

The Psalms 2020 Series: Blog Collage One

As I review The Psalms Series (March – July 2020), I am grateful for all the art that I have permission to share. A new idea is to create posts with some of the pictures, to share along with the posts for the Index Pages.

I call these image collections Blog Collages. I will look for themes: nature, colors, vintage, clipart, photos by Karl, work by artists I discovered as I created the posts, etc.

“Sunrise mountain” began our series and is courtesy of wpclipart.

New Series From The Psalms

Psalm 15 post – photo by Karl

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Psalm 21 post

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving,
and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Psalm 26: 7

Greenwing Drive retention ponds
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
July 2018
Photo by Karl

Psalm 26 post

Vocabulary List – 2

Still

Know

God

Be still, and know that I am God . . .

From Psalm 46 – April 13, 2020 post.

I love the early mornings. Time to watch the light change and sunrise, pray, prepare for the day. Work in the kitchen, then blogs and books. God’s grace.

Sometimes all is still. No wind. The leaves on tall trees still. Light and shadows. Blue sky. I read and look again later, and there may be some wind. All kinds of weather. Rain and close some windows.

This week I saw stillness.

years
of early mornings
and always
more to see

pray
say thank you

being still
and knowing
He is God

Vocabulary List – 1 is my first post, about reflections from our series from the Psalms this year. No set schedule, simply a little more about the Psalms and daily life here. Poetry practice too.

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July to August

summer
watching the sky change
and sunrise
plants and flowers
in the gardens
another year
in hosta time

August sunrise
goldenrod grows tall
by the window

Verse from our Psalms series:

They go from strength to strength . . .

From Psalm 84: 7 – May 18, 2020 post

Hosta by Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin
July 21, 2020
Photo by Karl

wpclipart

Psalm 149

Sing unto the LORD a new song . . .

From Psalm 149: 1

Hosta
Garden Journal
July 21, 2020
Photo by Karl