Category: Faith

From Psalm 104

Psalm 104: 1 – 2

“Bless the Lord, O my soul.  O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain”

This is the poetry of the King James Version.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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as birds quietly sing

losses in life
low setting sun
through branches of trees
now rises again
as birds quietly sing

(Sunset . . . Sunrise from Poems From Psalms And Nature, 2010).

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Psalm 1: 3 (KJV) :

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

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patterns on my floor
moving with the breeze
sun from the West
highlights
branches of leaves

Time Of Singing
Volume 38, Number 1
Spring 2011

Ellen Grace Olinger

early morning

morning coffee
with pink clouds
floating in sky
pink lilies on the table
bloom in reply

(from June 2012)

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Poem:  Ellen Grace Olinger
Photo: wpclipart

Hope

Deep calleth unto deep . . .*
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV)

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Haiku: Ellen Grace Olinger
Photo: wpclipart

Planting with Hope by Charles A. Waugaman

Planting with Hope

I worked because I hoped for coming rain.
The dry earth by itself could woo no growth
From seeds entrusted to its dusty care,
But there was still tomorrow,
Damp with hope.

I lingered for the lilacs were in bloom.
Great plumes of purple watched me as I raked
Prompting my trust, inspiring my desire
And there was still tomorrow,
Primed with hope.

I labored where the waves of scented wind
Embraced me, and continuing till dusk,
Thinned the rich air with freshened cool delight,
For there would be tomorrow’s
Rain, I hoped.

By Charles A. Waugaman
Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need (2007, Elin Grace Publishing).
All Rights Reserved.

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Please see the books page at Time Of Singing if you wish more information about this poetry anthology.  All proceeds benefit Time of Singing.

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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.