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.
This post continues my post yesterday, Old Poems For A New Month: Notebook Of Prayers.
LENT acrostic poem
all that has happened
since the last time they bloomed
cold – yet from this ground
daffodils will grow
forms part of a cross
on the wood wall
my faith completes
“morning light” is from my page, Morning light – Tanka (a sequence of poems).
shadows of trees
on cedar garage
bowed to the ground
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers
through the seasons
every photo a prayer
“garden journal” was the Daily Haiku: Nov. 4, 2019 at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.
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
This post follows my earlier post today, Bloganuary prompt for January 18, 2022.
I received my used paperback copy of Friends for the Journey, by Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw – the book I wrote about in my post reading from books. This edition was published by Regent College Publishing in 2003.
Last year, I read A Journey of Sea and Stone: How Holy Places Guide and Renew Us, by Tracy Balzer, which is also a well-written and thoughtful book. You can learn more at her site, Tracy Balzer “carry some quiet around.”
Tracy Balzer begins her introduction to A Journey of Sea and Stone, Why Iona?, with honoring Friends for the Journey. Luci Shaw’s poem, “The Holiness of Iona” is a poem in Friends for the Journey. I remembered Luci’s poem, which helped me begin with Tracy’s book, which I plan to read again. Connections.
“This is the day”
and I rejoice
light snow on the garage roof
and the brick path
warm water to wash
music and books
This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118: 24
A new poem to follow my earlier post, Bloganuary prompt for January 15, 2022.