Category: Faith

fresh water

fresh water
for the lily
Good Friday

I waited patiently for the Lord;
and he inclined unto me,
and heard my cry.

Psalm 40: 1 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger

clear blue sky

snow melting
from evergreen branches
Easter lily by a sunny window
Poinsettia too
all part of one story

April 15, 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic Poems for Lent, Mercy, and Easter

L  ove
E  verlasting
N  ot
 emporary

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5: 4 (KJV)

M  ay
E  veryone who can
R  emember and
C  onsider
Y  our children in need

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 5: 7 (KJV)

E  ternally
A  dored
S  avior
T  ruly
E  ternally
R  isen

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.

Matthew 28: 6a (KJV)

Acrostics are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

“give us this day”

healthy food
and more exercise
as the weather
is more like Spring

blood pressure monitor
on my desk and
mail from Medicare
on the kitchen table

Spring appointments
on my calendar
and grateful for care
both kind and good

poetry in the mail too
and a shelf of memoirs
from thrift stores to read
food for the soul

Give us this day our daily bread.
Matthew 6: 11 (KJV)

Peaceful gratitude – Ellen Grace Olinger

“Sun petals” image is courtesy of wpclipart.

We Will Remember

we will remember this winter

severe cold and blessings
of shelter and warmth

news of friends from other places
and neighbors who died

I remember specific times
the visual memories clear

and the different ways
our lives grew from there

once I was new here

and now whenever
we go somewhere

there are layers
and textures of memories

the present calls me still

Spring arrives as promised
and we shall meet again

Lake Michigan
April 2016
Photo by Karl

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

changes and new blessings

all the changes
and new blessings

with time

so much I no longer
think about too much

what stays and grows?

unconditional love
the growing light
of this day

my own path with poetry

Ellen Grace Olinger