Category: Family

WestWard Quarterly Spring 2022

Today I am reading the new WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading. Shirley Anne Leonard is the Editor, and Dr. Richard Leonard is the Publisher.

Two of my poems that have been published in this print magazine:

spruce tree branches
by the windows
each day a painting

Winter 2021 

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

LIBRARY

Fall 2018

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

The Psalms

I pray the Psalms for peace. I look at my blog and am grateful for readers from many countries. And posts from many countries. My father and others in our families were/are veterans. In 1978, I went to Poland with my father. This was for almost a month, with a formal group from UW-Milwaukee. For new readers, and all readers, one of our sites is POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE. It amazes me, through decades of life so far, how the Psalms offer hope. When I am overwhelmed, this practice of contemplative prayer is a source of strength.

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Notebook Of Prayers – 2

This post continues my post yesterday, Old Poems For A New Month: Notebook Of Prayers.

L  ove
verlasting
N  ot
T  emporary

LENT acrostic poem

all that has happened
since the last time they bloomed
lilacs

cold – yet from this ground
daffodils will grow
again

morning light
forms part of a cross
on the wood wall
my faith completes
the picture

“morning light” is from my page, Morning light – Tanka (a sequence of poems).

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Bloganuary prompt for January 26, 2022

What is your favorite part about yourself?

Whatever gifts I may have are a gift, by God’s grace. I try to take good care every day. For example, I have an appointment with my eye doctor next month; and I may need new reading glasses. Sometimes I adjust the print on my computer, so I can read more easily.

Karl and I went to Walmart in Sheboygan last week, and I bought a new Bible with larger print. And I am praying the Psalms again, with good light.

Sometimes I reprint poems in larger print, as others may appreciate these posts, or know someone who would be able to read better with the large print.

At our site, Easter And Spring Poetry, this year I am reviewing posts and reprinting some poems in large bold print. I am grateful for the many ways to design posts and sites. So much more to learn!

I have always loved language.

“In the beginning was the Word . . .”  John 1:1

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