Stillness. Home. Grateful.
Some old memories – the way home from visiting my Swedish grandparents, Poppa Ernie and Nanna, at their home in Milwaukee. Poppa Ernie worked on the railroad, and Nanna worked at home. They created a new life here. My father took Nanna back to Sweden for a visit when she was old.
So many years, yet mostly content to be still and simple now. We stopped at Menards in Sheboygan and bought a wreath and holiday planter. Both on sale. Yesterday we bought a poinsettia in pastel colors at Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly here in Oostburg. Some good food to prepare at home.
These are some Bible verses I have quoted in posts, this year of change and new health challenges, and healing. My spirit is strong, and much progress. I remember my mother’s last Christmas on earth in a hospital and nursing home. And I reflect upon all the art and stories of family and friends. My goals are to be well, simple, and continue here.
When my spirit
was overwhelmed within me,
then thou knewest my path.
Psalm 142: 3a (KJV)
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the excellency of the power
may be of God and not from us.
2 Corinthians 4: 7 (KJV)
Thou tellest my wanderings:
put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?
Psalm 56: 8 (KJV)
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us:
and establish thou the work of our hands upon us;
yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
Psalm 90: 17 (KJV)
S erene and sure
A long the
R oad of faith
Please visit Quiet Christmas Poetry if you wish to read more short poems.
Ellen Grace Olinger