Generations of Faith

how quickly
another generation
grows
seems I only
looked away
for a moment

how good their work
how beautiful their art

My poem is a part of a longer post at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, which we began in December 2009. The post there is Peaceful Gratitude.

Karl took this photo at the Oostburg Public Library last summer. “A Little Library Growing Every Day”

This photo by Karl is from the Cedar Grove Public Library last summer.

The poem is by Ellen Grace Olinger.

books and blessings

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

We also bought used books from Mead Library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. After I read them, I can give them to someone else, or donate to another place. Lately, I am especially interested in memoirs.

And I bought Jan Karon’s new book: Bathed In Prayer, Father Tim’s Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series. I looked for the book at local stores, and then bought from Amazon. I appreciate being able to order online too. I have also bought used books from Amazon.

Please see Jan Karon’s site for more information. I love her novels. They are deep and true, so well-written.

It is endless – all the ways to learn, bless, and be blessed.

Peaceful gratitude,
Ellen Grace Olinger