Tag: Creative Work and Memory

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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Psalm 122, photos and poems

Peace be within thy walls,
and prosperity within thy palaces.

For my brethren and companions’ sakes,
I will now say, Peace be within thee.

Because of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek thy good.

Psalm 122: 7 – 9

Rose Photo by Karl

These are two poems that I posted before. Over time, I am learning the poems for a new book, with Karl’s photos. It is interesting to see which poems work well in different posts, and that I remember easily. Sometimes I rediscover poems in my archives.

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

“Peace be within thy walls.”

Ellen Grace Olinger

Rose Photo by Karl

Psalm 79

So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture
will give thee thanks for ever:

we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.

Psalm 79: 13

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Creative Work and Memory

Memory, Beauty, Hope was my post for Mother’s Day this year at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.

One of my poems in the post:

country cemetery
trumpet vines
growing taller
than the gravestones

The following Bible verse today is in memory and honor of my mother. Her passing was in 2004, and love grows. She often quoted from literature, including the Bible. Her mother died a year before I was born – the same day as my birthday. Literature and faith sustained my mother. Creativity is part of health for me.

But he knoweth the way that I take:
when he hath tried me,
I shall come forth as gold.

Job 23: 10 (KJV)

Mother’s Day
sorrow turns to stars
and butterflies

“country cemetery” was published in Time Of Singing, 2012.

Creative at home and grateful every day.

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