Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bible Marginalia- As Long as I Live

Bible Marginalia Series- #107

Psalm 104:34
I will sing to the Lord 
as Long as I Live.
I will sing praise
 to my God while I
have my being.

Singing praise in my soul--
to my faithful God.
That's something to tell others.
That's something to write about.

Visiting with daughter Jessica- 
she always has inspiring pages
 in her Bible.
This is a "copy" of this page
 in her Bible.
Fun to just see if I can recreate it.

Colored pencil
Black Fine-point
 Sharpie pen (non-bleeding)
Red Fine Point Sharpie

Monday, June 29, 2015

Bible Marginalia- What does the Lord require?

Bible Marginalia Series-  #106

Looking in Micah for words
 of wisdom these days.
Where do we look for guidance?
We look to the LORD.

The world disappoints.
The Lord reigns.
We wait for the God
of our salvation.
 Micah 7:7
This is the other side of the 2 page layout.
Micah 6:8
I had already added the envelope wrap
 and the stamp to the margin.
The rest sort of happened-
 as I spent some time praying 
these scripture verses-
 for my life-
 for our family, 
for my country,
 for our world.

side view of left side page

the 2 pages of doodles, 
notes, and lettering

What does the Lord require of us?
Do Justice
 Love Kindness (mercy)
Walk Humbly
 with our GOD.

Think that works for our
marching orders.

Colored Pencils
 Envelope wrap (gray margin edge)
Fine-point Sharpie non-bleeding
 Bible verse stamp
Flower Die cut

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Bible Marginalia-Spirit Intercede

Bible Marginalia Series- #105

Oh, how thankful
 I am when the Spirit
 intercedes for me in prayer.
 The Spirit :
helps us in our weakness,
intercedes for us with groanings
 too deep for words,
searches hearts,
and knows what is the mind of the Spirit.

For those who are called
 according to His purpose-
 we know that for those who love God-
 all things work together for GOOD.

Many prayer concerns these days-
 I cannot track them all.
May the Spirit intercede.

Gelato pens
Alpha stickers 
Fine point Sharpie Pen- non-bleeding
Colored pencils

Saturday, June 27, 2015

There is HOPE

When all the relationships feel
 a bit mangled in our world,
I sometimes simply seek the sky.

For there you, oh, Lord, display 
your majesty in all of its glory.

A visual reminder that you are still
 on your THRONE.
 Humans have forgotten your place of honor
throughout all time.
Forgotten to heed your words and 
place you at the helm of all decisions.
 No law or strike of law
 displaces you from your throne.

And in a quiet whisper- 
a quiet reminder-

and I am not.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Container Gardening

A look at some container gardens
 in our yard.
This year--
loving some hot pink Angelonia.   
Trying a red tickseed coreopsis
This red angel wing begonia
 and sweet potato plant-
 I named her Greta.

New for me this year-
 trying Gerbera daisy in a pot.

Calla lily in a pot.
 White mandevilla to climb,
 sweet potato vine,
and Tradescantia pallida-
Purple Heart.
 These pots take morning 
and the late afternoon
brutal Virginia sun.
Some cleome giving height in a pot
 back by the garden shed.

In most of the pots 
are bits and pieces of vintage dishes and 
plates- just to add a touch of whimsy.
Just because I can't throw out the 
broken and unwanted fragments.
So- my house has become 
the drop off spot for a chipped or busted dish.
Still able to give delight-
even in the "not perfect"state.
A good reminder for an aging gardener-
the chips just may tell the story. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mr Explorer

Mr. Griffin loves puddles.
 They are great to splash in.
Even better yet---- 
put your hair in the puddle.

Time to chill- pool side.
Exploring getting
 in the BIG WATER.

And some times you have to stop 
your around the world explorations 
and TAKE a NAP.

Just so you are ready
 to head out again.
Want a ride?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Garden Pinks


Some times I see my garden
 in color families.
This week it has been PINK.

Maybe not dad's favorite color-
but a touch of it here on this fine
Father's Day.

Gerbera Daisy

Oriental Lily

Queen of the Prairie- Filipendula