Sunday, May 22, 2016

Flowers and Raindrops


Red Hot Poker--Kniphofia- Tritoma

 There has been so much rain here this May.
A rare spot of sunshine near week's end-
 made the garden photo ready.
Red Weigelia
 Clematis - Rosemoor
 Filipendula ulmaria
Columbine- Clara Barlow
False Indigo-Baptisia
Peony and lilac
  Just pure love. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Visual Faith- Collaborative Community

Wednesday- May 18, 2016
80 women joined to learn
 a bit about Visual Faith
at Burke Community Church
in Burke, Virginia.
 This was a follow-up to their Spring Retreat- 
where Women's Director- Michele Bowden
introduced Bible Journaling.
There was time to hear a bit of the history,
the vision for a plan,
and share a few tools.
Those in attendance?
Some have been family friends 
for a long time- Hi! Stacey!
One is a new friend that we met
 at Illustrated Faith - Virginia-
 Hello Gretchen! 
What could happen if there 
was a collaborative community
to mark the journey?
 And tell the story of God's faithfulness
 in our spiritual formation?
That included this generation -
and was witness to those to come?
Tools and materials 
to share with the group.
What Scripture coloring book
 might be good for you to try?
(most of these are available on Amazon)
Lovely treats by the Hospitality Team
One of the participants shared
 her own Journaling Bible-
with a beautiful illustration.

We put the future working together 
for the teaching and encouragement
 of Visual Faith 
in these two faith communities
 in the hands of our Lord.
May it bless the Kingdom.



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Deployed Digital Missionaries- VRSLY APP


Time to share the visual faith
 centering from this past month.


For you to LIKE, SHARE and PIN.
As part of your calling-

 To serve as deployed
 digital missionaries.
So-- it is well.
With my Soul


AMEN.










Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bible Marginalia- Sing Praises


Bible Marginalia series- #159

Psalm 150:6

EVERYTHING
that Breathes-
is alive.
To SING 
praises to the Lord.
A permission giving,
expected behavior.
Full self, 
nothing held back.
Open and giving.
Heart, Mind, Body and Soul.
To the one who Creates and Sustains-
 LIFE.

Supplies:
Colored pencils,
Illustrated Faith pen
Gelato
Inspire Bible




Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bible Marginalia-There is Freedom

Bible Marginalia Series-#158

2 Corinthians 3:7-18
Pentecost Reflection Reading

The Glory of the New Covenant

We live without the condemnation
 of death under the new law.
The new way is  glorious,
and it lasts forever.
It gives us confidence 
so we can be very bold.
We have had the veil removed,
 for those who believe in Christ. 
Whenever someone turns to theLord, 
the veil is taken away. 
For the Lord is the Spirit,
 and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is,
 there is freedom.
SO--
all of us who have had the veil removed-
can SEE
and REFLECT 
the glory of the Lord.
And the LORD-
who is the Spirit-
makes us more and more like him,
 as we are CHANGED
 into his glorious image.

And this is the spiritual transformation
 brought forward by the gift
 of the Holy Spirit in each of us.
Thank you Lord Jesus 
for this gift of the Holy Spirit.

Supplies:
Colored Pencils
 Derwent colored pencils
 Illustrated Faith pen
 Gelatos 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Bible Marginalia- My Redeemer Lives

Bible Marginalia Series- #157

The frontispiece for JOB 
on the INSPIRE BIBLE
has the well-known verse 
from Chapter 19.
But, as for ME-
I KNOW
that MY
REDEEMER 
LIVES!
and HE will
Stand Upon the earth
at last.
 A favorite Easter season song.
And not to be morbid but,
 one I pray they sing 
at my funeral
one day.
For I truly stand triumphant 
in Christ.

Supplies:
Colored pencils
Date date and ink
Illustrated Faith pen

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bible Marginalia-The Ascension

Bible Marginalia- #156
An amazing day here
 in this section of Scripture-
The Ascension--Luke 24:50-53.
  • They left Bethany.
  • Jesus blessed them.
  • Jesus left them.
  • Jesus was taken up to heaven.
  • The disciples worshiped him.
  • The disciples returned to Jerusalem.
  • The disciples were filled with great JOY.
  • The disciples spent all of their time in the temple.
  • The disciples praised God.
Supplies:
Colored pencils
Gel pens
The Inspire Bible