Books Old and New

Where can you reduce clutter in your life?

Daily Prompt

We give books away, and buy new and used books.

POEM

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
October 23, 2017

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A Cross Necklace

Describe an item you were incredibly attached to as a youth. What became of it?

Daily Prompt

This prompt recalled a post from May 15, 2012: A Cross Necklace. I will reprint the post today.

The lilies-of-the-valley are beginning to bloom.  My mother loved them, as I’m sure is true of many people.  I was just reading poems by Luci Shaw, and I shared her books with Mom too.  I remembered a marble cross necklace my mother had.  She gave me permission to wear it to high school, over 40 years ago.  And I lost it somehow and never found it.  My mother was so kind.  She pictured God’s love for me in many ways, including the keeping of material possessions in perspective. 

lilies-of-the-valley
fragrance of forgiveness
memories of love

Luci Shaw The Official Website

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Time

Do you spend more time thinking about the future or the past? Why?

Daily Prompt

Time is a gift from God. To learn, to plan wisely, to enjoy the gift of each moment and day . . .

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us:
and establish thou the work of our hands upon us;
yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Psalm 90: 17

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Daily Prompt January 4, 2022

Do you play in your daily life? What says “playtime” to you?

Daily Prompt

This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118: 24 (KJV)

The Psalms and poetry in general bring joy and happiness to my life. I have grown a small home library over time.

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Daily Prompt: December 14, 2022

Have you ever performed on stage or given a speech?

Daily Prompt

Years and years ago, I remember speaking in front of groups. My best advice is to prepare well and practice.

I pray the Psalms aloud and read from poetry books and journals aloud. This is a good way to learn. And our posts reach many people over time, and I proofread carefully. Then when I reprint a Bible verse or poem, I read again. A quiet life for me now.

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