Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bible Marginalia- His Mercy

# 20 in the Bible Marginalia Series

"He saved us, not because of works
 done by us in righteousness,
but according to his own mercy,
by the washing of regeneration
 and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
whom he poured out on us  richly 
through Jesus Christ our Savior."
Titus 3:5

Colored Pencils
Sharpie fine-point non bleeding
Printables with scrapbooking paper
Stamped shell and Butterflies
Stampin' Up ink
 Pearlescent watercolor

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bible Marginalia- DWELL

#19  in the Bible Marginalia Series

"The Beloved of the 
dwells in 

thinking about being
 the Lord's beloved

Deuteronomy 33:12
The blessing of Moses to Benjamin

a cut-to-size Paint Color Chart
stamped cross- Archival Ink
regular Sharpie marker- on paint chart
(Needed to use heat gun to dry so it didn't smear)
Colored pencils
Sharpie fine-point - non-bleeding

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Favorite Apps- PhotoSketch

Some photos take on a whole
 different view in PhotoSketch

I seem to have
 a particularly captive subject

Even when he is not camera ready

He steals your heart

And bids you to "Come Play"

Or Rest Awhile

Or daddy snuggle time

Free Download App for your iPhone
A favorite in Grandma's photo tool box 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bible Tabs- for ME

#18 in the Bible Marginalia Series

Keep the Faith
Deuteronomy 4:9
Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself,
lest you forget the things your eyes have seen,
 and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. 
And teach them to your children and your grandchildren.

So, the reality is.....
 I know where the books of the Bible are....
but have a hard time recalling
 specific verses when I need them.
So this past summer,
 I began the project of adding tabs
 to my Bible that highlight favorite key verses for me.
Key words that bring forward a main idea.
It started without a BIG plan
 on how this would work out.

His Mercy-
1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh, Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.

Our Refuge
Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.

Unsearchable Things

Jeremiah 33:3
Call to Me, and I will answer you,
 and show you great and might things, 
which you do not know.

Taking the Bible I have been using
 for almost 20 years and continuing
 the journey of my life meeting 
in His Word.

 This punch makes the tabs-
used card stock.
This is a McGill file tab punch- 
can't seem to find this very one.
But, here is a similar one-
File Tab Punch

Assorted washi tape makes the thin paper
 a bit more sturdy to add the tabs-
 with the Tim Holtz- tiny attacher.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bible Marginalia- Rest for your Soul

#17 in the Bible Marginalia Series

Stand by the roads and LOOK.

Ask about the ancient paths...
Look for the GOOD WAY.
Walk in it.
FIND rest for your SOUL.

Jeremiah 6:16

For the NON- ARTIST-
an easy way to add color
 and shape and highlight words
 for your margins
Martha Stewart Labels-
 Avery for Staples

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bible Marginalia- Whom Shall I Fear?

# 16 Bible Marginalia Series- Sermon Notes

Visiting at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church
 in Kannapolis, NC for 
the Harvest Home Gathering
Time to sit early 
and look at this reading- 
part of the day's service.

Sketched out the margin 
with fine point - non bleeding Sharpie 
before the service.
Later in the day added the colored pencil.
Marking this day.
Marking this gift.
As the Lord speaks to my heart.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bible Marginalia- The J.S. Bach Bible

#15 in the Bible Marginalia Series

In her book Writing in the Margins, 
Lisa Hickman recounts this wonderful story
 of Bible Marginalia.

" In the 1830's Leonard Reichle's ancestors purchased
 a pile of old books in Philadelphia, one of them a Bible.
 A century later Reichle shared his family treasure 
with a visiting cousin, Lutheran pastor Christian Reidel. 
Upon opening the Bible, Reidel recognized the signature
 of a famous musician: Johann Sebastian Bach. 
Throughout the Bible more than three hundred marks
 in the text call attention to underlined passages, 
marks of emphasis, and statements written in the margins.
Occasionally, the marginalia named 
a typographical or grammatical error. 
More often, the marginalia revealed notations 
linking text to lyrical insights and music. 
More than one thousand works for
 chorus and instruments
 find their genesis somewhere in Bach's Bible between 
Genesis and Revelation.
 The Calov Bible, as this Bible came to be called, 
shows more than three hundred
 touch points of musical inspiration.
After being discovered by a pastor visiting his cousin,
Bach's Bible now resides at the 
Concordia Seminary Library in St. Louis. (Missouri)

The Bible was a three-volume Bible 
of the seventeenth century that also contains
 commentary by Martin Luther 
as well as theological reflections from a professor, Abraham Calovius."
p. 58-59

The Calov Bible was made famous with the discovery of this long-lost copy
 that had once belonged to the composer Johann Sebastian Bach
At the time of his death, the inventory of Bach's library specified
 ownership of Calovii Schriften (writings of Calovius). 
It was not known until the 20th century what these writings were.

 A bit more of the story here-Bach-Bible

The main point that Hickman brings forward
 is that it was in the margins of his Bible
 where Bach struggled with his world 
meeting the WORD.
He made notes for his thinking
 about music and God's Word.
In this space a genius mind
 worked out the scriptural discipline
and his life calling-his vocation.
It is where a sacred song was written.

Though it is unlikely our Bibles
 will be kept in a rare book library someday,
 they certainly can be a blessing 
to the generations to come after us. May each mark in our own Bibles
 signal the strokes of our own time of  
worship of our Creator God.

(Concordia Seminary is where my husband graduated from,
and was blessed to see this Bible
in the rare book library there in St. Louis.)