Friday, December 19, 2014

Bible Marginalia- Sermon Notes

Bible Marginalia Series- #38

So one of the things I like about the journaling Bible
 that I have is that it is easy to carry to worship.
We often arrive early if my husband
 is participating in the service. 
So, I often have time to look up the readings,
  sit a spell and maybe color in part
 of the verses that are standing out for me that day.
(with color pencils)

I note the place of worship
(we are in a traveling season of worship right now)
the date,
and who the proclaimer is for the service.
Sometimes I add a note or two in the theme
or notes that I want to remember.

Matthew 25:23
Do not squander or hide your GIFTS!!
Use them!
Mature and develop your gifts!
Serve with JOY.

May the Lord say over me-
one day-
well done good and faithful servant.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Advent- Nativity Sightings

manger sighting - mother and child
from my mom and dad - Dec 1988

Manger watch-
the lowly are part of the story

Mary and child-
with the Kings and the Shepherds-
 a needlepoint

 Just Believe-
that is FAITH.
And peace arrives-
 for one and for all.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Advent- On the Journey

Part way through Advent--
 marking blue days-
 one tiny image each day -
with a word from
 my devotional reading.
 Downloaded a calendar
 from Sybil Macbeth's blog-

A book published in 1992
by a beautiful artist and writer- 
Sarah Hornsby.
The heart Journey-
 only possible 
when Jesus is in the
quiet moment transformations 
that add up to the 
following Jesus
On tiny step-
 at a time.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Advent- Creative Haven

A Creative Gathering in the Home
started as a one evening event.
 This week it became a 2 day- 10 am- 9 pm
 Open Studio.

Then we added three more days
 in the week
to the Creative Adventure.

With a vision of seasonal gatherings,
and plenty of wrapping paper covered 
cereal and cracker boxes.

Wire handles to hang for display.
Copies of 100 year old Christmas postcards,
tulle and Dollar Store ornaments.

Old hymnal pages,
a few bells
and tissue paper flowers.

Paper medallions,
and tissue paper cut
 with a fringing scissors.

Christmas Ideals magazines
 in the stock pile from the 1940's and 50's.
Wonderful images and 
beautiful colors for collage work.

Some doilies, felt hearts,
 burlap and a 
snowflake or two.

A full table of "FINDINGS"
With wonderful conversation,
music and stories galore.
A perfect ADVENT gathering.

What a blessing.
Moms and daughters.
Neighbors and friends.

Catching up and making new connections.
And in the middle of it ALL-
this baby Jesus Gift.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Bible Marginalia- Enlighten the Eyes of my Heart

Bible Marginalia Series-#37
Ephesians 1: 17-19

oh- a prayer today-

Lord, Grant me-
The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation 
in the Knowledge of you.

Enlighten the Eyes of my Heart-
That I may KNOW HOPE.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Advent- The days are Coming

  A Righteous Branch-
Shall Reign as King
and Deal Wisely,
and shall
Execute Justice
and Righteousness 
in the Land.

and we wait for His second coming.

Jeremiah 23:5

Materials used:
Creative Memories-
 journaling tag
and borders
Fine-Point Sharpie Marker- Non-bleeding
Colored Pencils

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Salvaged Layers

At the University Lutheran Chapel 
in Ann Arbor, Michigan,
in the Coffee Shop-
 hangs an art installation.

 Of the work of daughter- Laura Schumacher.

  Stitched, collaged, painted and layered.

Placed in recycled and reclaimed frames.

New life comes to canvas 

A delight to see the work
 of a young artist blossom.

Giving thanks for her God-given talents.