Saturday, December 3, 2016

Advent 7- Speckled Lambs

Bible Journaling Series- #204

Genesis 31
God reveals his plan to redeem
 the situation for Jacob.
The not perfect become valuable.
That is our story.
The redemption plan worked out
 through the generations.
Even in our sinful state- 
we become worthy because of Jesus.
The great gift of mercy
 by our heavenly Father.

Colored pencils
 Cross stamp and ink
 Fine-Point Sharpie marker

Friday, December 2, 2016

Advent 6- Constant Presence

Bible Journaling Series- #203

Genesis 28-
Jacob's Dream
Angels up and down on the ladder.
From earth to heaven.
From heaven to earth.
And the Lord stood above it
 with incredible words
 of promise and hope.
And in this Advent season
 we cling to this presence.
"Behold, I am with you and will keep
 you wherever ever you go...
For I will not leave you until 
I have done what I have promised you."
The Lord is about "being with."
That is the center of our Advent 

Tree of Promise Devotions
Washi tape
Pearlescent watercolors
Colored pencils
Alpha letters

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Advent 5- Household of Faith

Bible Marginalia Series- #202
Advent 5
 Household of Faith

A challenging story here
 with Abraham and Isaac.
I have often wondered when I read this story -
 just what my faith response would have been.
Too hard to think about that choice.
A remarkable account of the blessing of FAITH.
The promise here revealed to All generations.
The Lord will bless his people to number
 as the stars of Heaven 
and the sands of the seashore.
Can't count that-
but can count on His faithfulness.
 Right down from the Jewish people promise-
 to our restored lives through Christ.
Abraham was to be the Father of Nations-
and that gives us the blessing to be
households of FAITH.
What a magnificent 
ADVENT journey

Tree of Promise devotions
Colored pencils
Fine-point Sharpie pen
Illustrated Faith wordfetti
remarks yardstick stickers
Tim Holtz- vial labels
Teresa Collins- Alpha stickers

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Advent 4- Follow Me

Bible Journaling Series- #201
Advent 4
Follow Me

They had been hearing about Jesus,
listening to him,
wondering about this man.
Andrew has some things
 right here in the story.
There wasn't a long drawn out list of 
pros and cons.
It was fully IN.
No question.
Oh, may this be my daily-YES.
Remembering my baptism,
preparing my heart,
and clearing away anything
 that prevents me from-

Inspire Bible
Prismacolor pencils
Fine-point Sharpie marker
Signo -Uniball white pen
Alpha letters
Washi tape

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Advent 3- Victory Shield

Bible Marginalia Series- #200

My Shield is with God.
That certainly provides
 both comfort and strength.
Part of the Advent story is our God- 
the righteous Judge.
He must send the one to redeem His people.
And we sing praise and thanks...
in carols and songs...
to the name of the Lord, Most High.

Advent 3-Victory Shield.
The Tree of Promise Devotions 
by Natalie Grace Hartwig.

Colored Pencils
Fine-point Sharpie marker
Remarks- cardstock stickers-
American Crafts  

Monday, November 28, 2016

Advent 2- Covenant Promise

Bible Marginalia Series- #199

Oh- so rich and wonderful 
are the waters of grace 
in the rainbow symbol.
Old Testament promise 
carried into the hope of the New Testament
 through the manger of Christmas 
and the cross of Easter.
It is one BIG NARRATIVE plan
 that our loving Lord
 is working out in His Kingdom.
 Let us not forget the God
 who keeps His promises.
 In a world of dismay and disappointment-
there is refuge, solace and gift.
I am clinging to the 
promise of COVENANT.

Tree of Promise symbol
Pearlescent watercolors- Michael's 
Fine point Sharpie marker
Pebbles Mini ABC Stickers- Container store

 The Tree of Promise Devotions
 and the Symbols- (Natalie's Symbols)
can be found in the uploaded FILES section
 of the DC Metro Visual Faith community here:

Tree of Promise Advent Resources

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Advent 1- Alpha and Omega

Bible Marginalia Series- #198

Alpha and Omega-
The Beginning and the End
The Circle of Eternity....

Who is..
Who was..
Who is to come...
the Almighty.
A good place to start in heart preparations
 for this Advent Season.

Online image
 Colored pencils
Washi tape
Fine-point Sharpie marker