Category: Spirituality

a small card

a small card
in a devotional book
from a thrift store

words of encouragement
from one person to another

I keep the card with the book
and its history today
and tomorrow

Ellen Grace Olinger – from my archives


The Psalms Series 2020: A Summary

The Psalms series this year is one of the projects I think of first, as I reflect upon 2020. The idea was simple: post short selections from the 150 Psalms, with pictures. I worked with the King James Version of the Bible. My study of short poetry forms inspired my presentation for some of the verses.

My thought was that readers can do their own research from here, if they wish. I did not assume that someone already knew the Psalms.

The series was from March 2020 – July 2020. This fall, I worked to summarize the content in different ways.

With blogs, there are so many ways to create. I cannot read “everything” I would like to read. The following offers different ways for readers to connect with the Psalms and art. Perhaps some day we can create a small print book from the series. Thank you, and blessings today and always. Take good care.

These are the archives for the months. They give an overall sense of the verses and pictures (with credits). There are other posts as well.

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

July 2020

Here are the Index Pages. They list the posts for each month, with links to the original posts. The Pages are filed under Menu. These will help the reader who wishes to see the post for a specific Psalm.

The Psalms Series: March 2020 Index – Selections from Psalms 1 – 25

The Psalms Series: April 2020 Index  – Selections from Psalms 26 – 67

The Psalms Series: May 2020 Index – Selections from Psalms 68 – 100

The Psalms Series: June 2020 Index – Selections from Psalms 101 – 126

The Psalms Series: July 2020 Index – Selections from Psalms 127 – 150

The Pages are filed under Menu on this site.

Then I created Blog Collages. My recent post, Blog Collage: Prayers and Hope, also lists all the collages so far, with links to the posts.

I hope that with the Archives for the months, Index Pages, and Blog Collages/Posts, that readers enjoy a new way of reading from the Psalms – and discover them again, or read anew.

A long time ago, I taught Sunday School. One of my goals was for the students to be comfortable with their Bibles, to learn to read, so they could search for themselves. I pray the Psalms.

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

Photo by Gemma Underwood on

Blog Collage: Prayers and Hope

From The Psalms 2020 Series

Psalm 3 post – March 19, 2020

I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

Psalm 3: 4

Image: William Morris Full-Color Patterns and Designs, courtesy of Dover Publications.

Photo by Pixabay on

Psalm 48 post – April 15, 2020

For this God is our God for ever and ever . . .

From Psalm 48: 14

Photo by Karl

Psalm 94 post – May 25, 2020

In the multitude
of my thoughts within me
thy comforts delight my soul.

Psalm 94: 19

Psalm 126 post – June 29, 2020

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psalm 126: 5

The image is from Japanese Border Designs, courtesy of The Dover Design Sampler, from Dover Publications.

Photo by Petr Ganaj on

Psalm 142 post – July 16, 2020

I cried unto the LORD with my voice;
with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

Psalm 142: 1

As you can see, for this collage I selected a post from each month for the series (March 2020 – July 2020). The collages are another way to review and perhaps introduce the Psalms to new readers. Always new.

2020 Blog Collage Posts

The Psalms 2020 Series: Blog Collage One

The Psalms 2020 Series: Blog Collage Two

Blog Collage Three: Garden Photos

Blog Collage Four: Iris Inspiration

Blog Collage Five: Art and History

Blog Collage Six: Birds

Blog Collage Seven: Designs and Found Art

ROSES Collage

Thank you and take good care.