Grateful

This was my post for Thanksgiving this year, and grateful every day. As Ann Voskamp writes:  eucharisteo precedes the miracle.”

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

“Little nails and a steady hammer can rebuild a life –eucharisteoprecedes the miracle.”

Selections from One Thousand Gifts
by Ann Voskamp – Page 31.
2012, Zondervan; author copyright.

I remembered the quote today and had not looked at this book for awhile. The “Interior photography” is also by Ann Voskamp.

In April 2013 I wrote, The goal is to always find something to praise – however tiny. It’s interesting as I type this, I recall such vivid images of beauty outside the windows during difficult days. I didn’t think of myself as having that visual sense before. Now it is appearing in my poetry, as a natural part of life.

These are photos from my 2016 archives.

Lake Michigan – November 2016

Begonia planter – November 2016

Poinsettia – December 2016

Snow on the blue tarp for Karl’s trailer – December 2016

Thank you for all your inspiration…

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early June morning

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

early June morning
pelicans fly over the water
a deer walks through the yard

new carnations
in an old glass vase
by the window

poinsettia and lily plants
placed by the back patio door
only yesterday
and still in the house

new green
on evergreen branches
an image loved for years
the small new growth

and lilacs bloom

Journal Poem
June 6, 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger

The carnation is courtesy of wpclipart.

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