Tag: The Psalms

Bloganuary prompt for January 22, 2022

What is your favorite quote and why?

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2

“thy saving health among all nations”

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sunrise poems

R  ose clouds at sunrise, and the day
O  pens to songs, silence, and new
S  trength, with hope
E  verlasting


sunrise sun
through small spaces
in the clouds
how new dreams
may begin

wind uplifting
branches of trees

And a verse:

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning . . .

From my post for Psalm 143 at Poems From Psalms And Nature. My 2020 series featured short selections from the Psalms with pictures.

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seagulls and clouds
fill the sky

December sun
from the south
shines on
a Psalm

short days
stars brighten
winter sky

December 2011

Photo by Karl – 2012

calm grey
with a hint of blue
day beginning

looking up
from words –

December 2013


Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

fresh water

fresh water
for the lily
Good Friday

I waited patiently for the Lord;
and he inclined unto me,
and heard my cry.

Psalm 40: 1 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger

a poet’s praise

sun shines
on the icicles
by my study window
good results today
from a medical test

I am grateful for my good care team. They know who they are, and Karl drives me to my appointments. Health is my main work now. I enjoy cooking good meals, and I look forward to being in the yard again this Spring. I missed last year, in some ways. The lilacs grew tall and I saw them from my poet’s window. Read many books. A year ago, I wondered if I could still live here, in this big old house. Now I can manage again. I still have areas to work on, and more follow-up appointments. Grateful for my care team, as I already wrote. And I continue to pray the Psalms, lots of rest.

Take good care too.

Ellen Grace Olinger