Author: Ellen Grace Olinger

"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time..." From Ecclesiastes 3:11a (KJV).

Letters Become Words

Image courtesy of Dover Publications.
Sample from 1200 Ornamental Letters.

Language continues to amaze me.  Yesterday, I read aloud from the Psalms, and also poems by Emily Dickinson, Luci Shaw, and Madeleine L’Engle.   I reflected more upon God’s promises and time–good things in my life that have taken many many years to grow.   Hope and trust in God that other things will grow from here too.

I also like to read aloud
for the joy of language in and of itself.

new words
for my short poems.

“In the beginning was the Word…”  (John 1:1).

a simple day

Today I went to Hobby Lobby in Sheboygan to buy a few frames for art by friends.  I also found 365 One-Minute Meditations: My Utmost for His Highest, From the Powerful, Updated Devotional by Oswald Chambers (Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2008).

I came to know Oswald Chambers through Jan Karon’s books.  She has a new novel, In the Company of Others, due out on October 19.

Then Karl and I went to the Pizza Ranch in Oostburg for a good lunch.  We had a good summer.  I saw more people from all the chapters in my life than I often do in an entire year.


for the special days

grateful for today.


Update, July 2014:  I read that Jan Karon is publishing a new Mitford Book on September 2, 2014.