Tag: Wisconsin Seasons and Encouragement

Spring will return

Spring will return
here and there
and then I’ll say,
“When did this happen?”

Today, though,
I rest in longer light
on evergreens
in a tiny bit of wind

Ellen Grace Olinger (archives)

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Cotoneaster Colors and October Acrostic

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October 2017
Ellen Grace Olinger

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October 2010
Photo by Karl

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October 2018
Photo by Karl

ACROSTIC FOR OCTOBER

O verture to a
C ooler season
T o embrace with
O pen hearts and
B rave souls . . .
E njoying the Fall and
R eading books!

Ellen Grace Olinger

warmth and textures

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warmth and textures
of colorful handmade
afghans and blankets
from Bethesda *

I wonder about the people
who made them
stitch-by-stitch . . .
and why they let them go

perhaps a move from
one home to another
and/or a ministry of love
like prayer shawls

a passing to another Place
perhaps . . .

knowing their art
will warm another
and needing no credit

imagine buying such a gift
for a few dollars
and on sale too

* Bethesda Thrift Store in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl

As Spring Grows From Winter

A short time ago, there were snowflakes on the window screen.  The sun shines now, and already the snowflakes are gone.  There are icebergs along the Lake Michigan shore where we live.  Snow rests on trees that will grow new leaves and on evergreens.

I think of harder years, and the blessings and art that grew from them.

As spring grows from winter, which is also beautiful.

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Ellen Grace Olinger
2018

Acrostic for HOPE

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H ave faith as you journey
O n and trust God’s love and
P romises for you
E ven today and then always

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Ellen Grace Olinger