Poems and Bible Verses

shapes of clouds
and sunrise sky
so many memories
sometimes and the
beauty of today

These are a few of the Bible verses that stay with me through the years. When I was young, I taught Sunday School and loved theology. For a long time, my faith has been devotional – strength, endurance, hope, and also more joy. Poetry is part of a life of contemplation and growing gratitude. Key word there is growing – always room to learn. So happy to be one of so many people who are blogging, offering hope and beauty. Trying new ideas, being creative, and making the day a little better for someone else.

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 27: 14 (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)

The eternal God is thy refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms

from Deuteronomy 33: 27 (KJV)

A few acrostics, which readers seem to especially enjoy.

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2018

L  ove
T  ranscending
T  ime
E  verlasting
R  emembrance of
S  ouls


S ilence
E nlivens
A nd
S olitude
O pens
N ew thoughts

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven . . .

Ecclesiastes 3: 1 (KJV)

SEASON and the Bible verse from Ecclesiastes are from our large print book, Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Photo of Lake Michigan is from August 2015.

Ellen Grace Olinger