Author: Ellen Grace Olinger

"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time..." From Ecclesiastes 3:11a (KJV).

Jan Karon

Jan Karon is another favorite author.  I recently read her most recent novel, To Be Where You Are.  Then I began rereading earlier novels in her Mitford series.  All wonderful, so much heart and hope.  I love her characters.

Happy Spring!

Luci Shaw

This week I am rereading Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey, by Luci Shaw (2014, IVP Books).  She writes so well and generously about her life and growing older.

Trees: Short Poems

as beautiful
without leaves
birch trees
in the forest

day began early
and winding down
light catches the end
of an evergreen branch
in a light breeze

wind uplifting
branches of trees
sunrise

weathered trees
strong and beautiful
my time of healing

paintings of trees
on old pine walls
quiet music

reading a new book
the fragrance
of fresh paper

dragonfly rests
for a moment
on the tree branch
long enough for me
to see each wing

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New hosta by the birch tree – May 2015

Ellen Grace Olinger