Category: Blogs and Art

Creative Author Note: Ann Voskamp

This Winter and Spring, I am reading The Way of Abundance: A 60-Day Journey into a Deeply Meaningful Life, by Ann Voskamp (2018, Zondervan). Her new book is Waymaker, which I plan to read in time.

Regarding The Way of Abundance, and as written on the back cover, this book draws from “her exquisite, soul-searching online journal and the transformational insights of her New York Times bestseller The Broken Way . . .”

I like this idea for a book structure. Please visit the Ann Voskamp site if you wish more information about her posts and books.

Winter Poems

This morning, I reviewed some of the poems I posted this Winter. These are a few new poems from 2021 – 2022. I enjoyed the Bloganuary challenge in January.

small town park
seems larger now
no swings on the sets
and no people
bright cold day

Veterans Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
December 29, 2021

sunrise
room on the shelf
for another journal

January 4, 2022

small steps
one day at a time
sparrows in the yard

January 28, 2022

old books
new again
evergreens

February 3, 2022

tall trees still
in the small garden
yesterday and today
as the light changes
and creates new pictures

February 15, 2022

Photos by Karl – April 2013

books at stores

books at stores
that sell many things
we need – food, water,
house supplies –
and food for the soul
cheerful cards
plants and flowers
warm places to shop
walk and say hello
support local businesses
in our Sheboygan County
where we are home

I still miss bookstores that existed in years gone by. And then I found books in thrift stores, grocery stores, and of course libraries. Blogs and books, online and print, all a blessing. Karl and I went to a few stores this week. Spring flowers and plants are starting to appear. Next time, I will have to look and see where they are grown.

Photo by Mahajoy Paul on Pexels.com