beauty for ashes – Isaiah 61: 3

…to give unto them

beauty for ashes,

the oil of joy for mourning,

the garment of praise

for the spirit of heaviness…

from Isaiah 61: 3 (KJV)

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9 thoughts on “beauty for ashes – Isaiah 61: 3

  1. Ellen – what a lovely post today and a reminder of our truth. I take so much pleasure in receiving and reading your blog posts. Your gentle and kind spirit shines through your posts. In appreciation of the quality of your blog, I am awarding you the Liebster Blog Award. Details are on my blog page here…thank you so much for being you and bringing love, hope, and joy into this world.


    1. Dear Kris, Thank you for your very kind thoughts. I’m so grateful you appreciate this blog. I haven’t been accepting awards with requirements, but wish to say thank you always for the nominations. So I need to be consistent now. Trust you understand and thanks again!

      Blessings, Ellen


  2. On Ash Wednesday … how do we know GOD+? How can we know the way unless to follow? Life is not life that we take or make for ourselves. We can never know life till we let it go… to be the life that GOD+ has made. We don’t even know how to pray. Out of that sorrow and longing for GOD+ is our hope. Thank you Ellen for your lovely poetry… loving words along the way.


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