Friday, July 22, 2016

Bible Marginalia- WHATEVER

Bible Marginalia Series- #173
Colossians 3:23

Whatever you do,
Work Heartily,
as for the Lord,
and NOT for men. (people)
I have loved this verse for a long time.
All work is honorable.
Work with effort and a good heart,
for an audience of ONE.
The LORD and not for people.

This is the two page layout of Bible Journaling.
The right side was done over a year ago.
This section of Colossians
 has some of my favorite words:
steadfastly, watchful, with thanksgiving.
Wonderful words to the New Testament people, 
and to the modern day believer. 

Calligraphy pen
Colored pencils
Washi tape

Thursday, July 21, 2016


A wonderful welcome
 all week long in New Orleans.
Event for all those in the Southeastern District
at the Historic JOY Theater
             Alligators          Great Food          Sasha the Comfort Dog
At the Convention Center there was an amazing
 gathering of hands-on experiential things
 for students to do- 
quiet and active.

The 10 universities
 in the Concordia system 
were in house to meet and greet students.
At the Southeastern District Display-
 Gaga Ball was a hit.

A personal favorite was in the Superdome
 for a  Mass Event one evening.
David Crowder was an afternoon highlight.

Great speakers, Bible studies, seeing friends,
meeting new friends.
Faith encouragement, great resources,
and fun times.

That is all part of a National Youth Gathering.
Every three years.
2019? Minneapolis.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

LCMS- NYG-NOLA- 2016-#1

Jackson Square

The Sights and Culture of New Orleans.
This past week we joined 
25,000 students and hundreds of adults for 
  the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod- 
National Youth Gathering.
The city has some history!
Overcast skies bring
 a relief from the sun
Some great local Creole food here.
Top right - Lost bread
Bottom Left-Callas- Rice cakes

The iconic Cafe Du Monde and Beignets
Beanies Seafood and Oysters on the half shell

This restaurant has an amazing history.
Interesting architecture.
Storm moving in?
This movie was filming in town this week-
 as well as NCIS- New Orleans.
Iron work balconies-
iconic old world NOLA.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bible Marginalia- Refresh my Heart

Bible Marginalia Series- #172

Paul needs some encouragement here
 from fellow workers in the Kingdom.
 Refresh my heart in Christ.
Truly that is the gift we give to each other-
To give freshness to...
to pour courage into....
What words of HOPE
 for all in full time ministry positions-
 called and the laity alike.

Scrapbook paper cut to fit.
 Calligraphy pen
Micron pen

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sacred Spaces- Julie Wohlrabe

LCMS Convention Break in  Milwaukee.
A gracious invitation to her home 
from Julie Wohlrabe.
Her husband, John, serves as a Vice President 
of our Synod church body.
A beautiful afternoon on the edge
 of Lake Michigan.
A perfect setting for a family
 that has served in the Navy.
Julie had the experience 
of attending a Visual Faith 
workshop in Wisconsin led by Pat Maier.
She was excited to show me her very special spot- 
for reflection, reading, and Journaling in her Bible.
A sacred space- set aside.
photo by Pat Maier
Pat Maier has designed Bible margins
 to download, print, and color
 and add to your Bible.
Here is a page from Julie's Bible 
with a favorite Martin Luther quote.
While at the convention we spent many hours 
with Scripture pages to Pray and Color.
Here is the work of Julie Wholrabe.
We give thanks for such a beautiful respite
 on a gorgeous July day.
Time to see a home lovingly tended
 with world-wide collected art,
and a display arranged with an artist's eye.
Thanks much- Julie!

Friday, July 15, 2016

LCMS in Convention-Around the Table- #2

Praying over the results
 of the 66th LCMS Convention-
Scripture prayer page by Bev Wicher

Scripture Prayer Page 
by Cindy Linnemann

 Scripture Prayer page 
by Priscilla Newton
 And we listened and prayed on........

Bible Journaling-
Trust in the Lord
Connie Denninger
A Game of Bridge
 Beautiful Stitchery
 Catching up on projects-
Linda Stoterau
Following patterns-
Val Hennings
Marcia Lange
Amy Scholz
joined in-
Pray and Color

The Word of God
prayed over the future and ministry
 of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

Comment here if you see a page you prayed and colored
 and I would love to give you credit- edits expected here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

LCMS in Convention- Around the Table

Scripture page by Jan Gilbert
Bible Journaling Page by Pat Maier

Praying Scripture page- Bev Wicher
Time for prayer 
and time in His Word
 for the Convention proceedings.
The LCMS Board of Directors wives, 
and wives of the Vice Presidents 
and the wives of the District Presidents.

A very special Thank you to Elizabeth Pittman 
and Concordia Publishing House 
that gifted our tables with some 
of the new Scripture Coloring Books.
This one can be found here:

Pat Paavola Quilts
Linda Preus does crochet work- 
an afghan in the works

Scripture Page by Cheryl Luecke
Plans to prosper -by Val Hennings
Various artists - 
Scripture pages and small Blessing Card
 I was asked when we GOT here
 in Milwaukee where the Visual Prayer Center
 was for the Convention.
I guess it was at the back round tables.
 A very special thank you to all the participants.
(planning to identify the artists
 for more pages and add that in to this post)