flowers and leaves

flowers and leaves
in light wind
and sun . . .
new beginnings
at any age

My pace is slower now, older now. Some life chapters are well in the past, and yet creativity renews, with care and time. I have known an academic career in education, chronic illness, caregiving, volunteer work, and the history we all share. Grateful.

By God’s grace, and help from many people, my art grows through difficult times. I look for beauty every day. And some days I simply need to rest. My goal with my blogs is to offer hope. Thank you. Ellen Grace Olinger

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Acrostic Poems: PSALMS, REST, SPRING

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P   romises of
S   erenity
A   nd
L   ove
M  editations and
S   trength

PSALMS

R  estore
E  ncourage
S  ing
T  rust God

REST

S  pring
P  romises
R  enewal
I  nspiration and
N  ew
G  rowth

SPRING

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Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Psalm 42: 8

Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime,
and in the night his song shall be with me,
and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Psalm 42: 8 (KJV)

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Beauty and Hope

Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

Psalm 25:1 (KJV)

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From my post, Simple Beauty At HomeFebruary 5, 2018

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From my post, Images and NotesFebruary 8, 2019

tree branches
bowed to the ground
seemingly half-broken
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

Tree BranchesMarch 31, 2017

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sun rests

sun rests
on a small plant
then an empty
wood chair

I read
library books
one page
at a time

Ellen Grace Olinger

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the faith of birds

the faith of birds
trusting in seed
under snow

My haiku was published first in SMILE, a large print journal that was edited/published by Joyce M. Johnson.

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