Category: The Psalms Series 2020

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
the morning

and I pray

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

Ellen Grace Olinger

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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 free photo library. So many wonderful pictures, and I look forward to sharing more. Thank you and take good care.

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“A bright New Year”

“A bright New Year”

Thank you for your visits to Poems From Psalms And Nature.

The Psalms Series 2020 was an encouragement. I have only briefly looked at the 2020 Stats, but my sense is that the Psalms series is helpful.

Good structure for me as well, and I learned more technical skills. As I reprinted verses, I proofread carefully. This led to a focus on writing craft.

Most of all — faith, comfort, hope, empathy, love, gratitude, praise.

One day at a time. Take good care.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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

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