years go by

He giveth snow like wool:
he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

Psalm 147: 16 (KJV)

This is a beautiful Bible verse!

years go by
leaves fall
time of rest
then rebirth
God’s time
not mine

grower to a store
in a small town
and our garden
this year’s
chrysanthemum

older now
as I pray the Psalms
how peaceful these trees

Ellen Grace Olinger
November 2016 and April 2019
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strength for the iris

strength for the iris
while waiting to bloom
daylily

Rejoice with them that do rejoice,
and weep with them that weep.

Romans 12: 15 (KJV)

My original post may be read here – it connects to a past one-word prompt series at WordPress.com. This was my post for “Envy.” Thought I’d focus on empathy, caring, and support.

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I enjoy the research for images I may reprint. These are from wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger
March 2016 and April 2019
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all these years

all these years
the gift of seeing
how evergreen
branches
frame the stars

During a difficult time with my health, I read:

And I will give thee the treasures of darkness,
and hidden riches of secret places . . .
Isaiah 45: 3 (KJV).

In 2018, I experienced a second major health challenge. Health and chronic illness are my great teachers. I am grateful for my Care Team, and work daily on my recovery, which is going well.

And life has changed, which I accept.

Blogs work so well, and I receive so much from many people.

Thank you.

It is interesting to read some past posts, and remember lessons learned, and apply them again, one day at a time.

The Easter story is real for me. There are losses, and then renewal – not the same for me at this age, or before, but always beauty, hope, and the language arts. I am indeed grateful. There is a lot of rest around my creative work.

I know, for example, that my experience with illness young created deeper empathy, and helped me know how to help my mother in her old age. I had less energy, and sitting with her for hours was something I could do. I am blessed.

So much more creative work . . . in a new way, with help from others.

June 2015 and March 2019
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These are some of the photos I was able to take in 2018 and this year so far, as I began with the camera again.

Lake Michigan
June 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger