Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday- Up to Jerusalem

                                                                              C. Denninger
And Jesus and His disciples
 were going up to Jerusalem.
Mark 10:32

 The prophesy of Zechariah 
comes to be on this Sunday-
 Zechariah 9:9

                                                                                      C. Denninger
Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, 
to Bethphage and Bethany,
 at the Mount of Olives, 
Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, 
"Go into the village in front of you, 
and immediately as you enter it 
you will find a colt tied,
 on which no one has ever sat.
 Untie it and bring it.
 If anyone says to you, 
"Why are you doing this?" say, 
"The Lord has need of it
 and will send it back here immediately."
And they went away and found a colt
 tied at a door outside in the street,
 and they untied it.
 And some of those standing there said to them,
What are you doing, untying the colt?"
And they told them what Jesus had said,
 and they let them go.
And they brought the colt to Jesus 
and there their cloaks on it, and he sat on it.
And many spread their clocks on the road,
 and others spread leafy branches
 that they had cut from the fields.
And those who went before 
and those who followed were shouting,
"Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes
 in the name of the Lord!"
Blessed is the coming kingdom
 of our father David!
 Hosanna in the Highest!
And he entered Jerusalem
 and went into the temple.
And when he had looked around at everything, 
as it was already late,
 he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

Mark 11: 1-11

The Hosanna mural
Prince of Peace Lutheran Preschool 
Springfield, Virginia

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ecclesiatses 7-12- Book of the Bible Study

Bible Marginalia Series- #79

Continuing the walk through Ecclesiastes.
Chapter 7:14
A clear thought here-
in the day of prosperity be JOYFUL-
 and in the day of adversity-
 God has made one as well as the other.

Chapter Nine-
Death comes to ALL.
Enjoy life with the one you LOVE.
 Whatever your hand finds to do,
 do it with your 

The two page layout of the study.
Coloring around the headings
 helps me to keep my place-
 to know where I have been,
 as I come back to work here each time.
I liked the "bleed-through" of the clock stamp
 from the previous page and left the faint shadow
 on this page as it added to the topic here too.

Chapter 9:17
Quiet, wise words
 are better than a shouting ruler.

Chapter 10:19
And a verse that speaks of what Solomon 
has observed in the world:
Bread is made for laughter, 
and wine gladdens life, 
and money answers everything.

Chapter 11:5
 Just as you can't know how the wind blows
 or bones grow-
 neither can you know the way of the Spirit,
 how God works things.

Chapter 12:7-8
And all comes from dust
 and all returns to dust.

verse 13-14
the end of the matter is:
all has been heard.
 Fear God and Keep His commandments,
 for this is the whole duty of man.

the two page layout.

All is vanity.
All is vapor or mere breath.
Unless it has eternity impact.
Unless it is of KINGDOM purpose.

This study was actually done over
 a couple of weeks time.
Pages were started, new ones started,
and then  I would come back as the key verses
 began to come forward.
This Book of the Bible study
 was done in preparation of leading a women's retreat.
It is part of what helps me be able
 to take so much material and find the nuggets,
 as well as the application
 for the topic we were dealing with:
 The Spirituality of Change.

Small alpha stickers
 Sticky notes
Pottery Barn magazine Sizzix cutouts
Colored pencils
Fine- point Sharpie pen
Washi tape

Friday, March 27, 2015

Bible Marginalia- Ecclesiastes 4-7

Bible Marginalia Series- #78

Ecclesiastes 4- 7:10

Writing in the margins for a whole book study
seems to be a bit different than focusing
 on just one verse that might become
 the whole margin focus.
 This page held multiple highlights including
our wedding verse focus of 4:12-
a three-fold cord is not quickly broken.
Chapter 5-
Then some direction about proper choices
 about going to the house of God-
 guard your steps,
draw near to listen, 
don't be rash with your mouth,
 and let your words be few.

And then a word of wisdom about money:
He who loves money 
will never be satisfied with money.

Chapter 6-
Whatever has come to be
 has already been named.
Chapter 7-
A good name is better than
precious ointment.
Better is the End of a thing
 than its Beginning.
Don't say why were the former days 
better than these?
(that is not a wise thing to say)

Threads of wisdom in this book.
Grab them quickly.
 Time is fleeting.

Sticky notes ( Tuesday Morning)
Rectangle tabs and tags
Clock stamp- (Michael's)
Colored pencils
Black Fine-point Sharpie pen
Washi tape

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bible Marginalia- Ecclesiastes 1-3

Bible Marginalia Series- #77

Have been preparing to lead
 a retreat for clergy
wives last weekend.
The Spirituality of Change-
and a look at Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
Using the work of Joyce Rupp in 
Praying Our Goodbyes.

But, found out that I needed to
 read and study all of this book.
Needed to get hold of vanities and
striving after the wind.

Two page layout for Chapter 2 and 3.
Simply using circle tags.
Added in on the left a copy of the book mark 
we had for each person.

The right side is a bookmark from a retreat led about 
15 years ago.
The thing about change is:
you always keep talking about it.

Left side with bookmark filled up.
Added this in with washi tape.

Right side with Chapter 3.
He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Right side with book mark flipped
 for extra journaling space.

Our God wants us to find JOY in our days.
Whatever God does endures forever.
Nothing can be added to it or taken away.
God has put eternity in man's heart.

In this space of time that we have here on earth-
there is nothing better than to eat
 and drink and find enjoyment in your work.

Here is this section we learn that vanity
is the Hebrew term- hebel.

It means vapor, or mere breath.
And all are from dust,
 and to dust we will return.
Thankful- that there is more than this
brief breath of time.

Circle and rectangle tags
Washi tape
 Colored pencils
Black Fine-point Sharpie pen

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Sightings

 Was visiting at middle daughter's home last week
A Thrift Store find of lovely eggs grace
 a bowl filled with old book page strips

Speckled eggs (from Michael's)
book page strips 
and a vintage Easter card  (100 years old)
copied for a touch of 
Good News!

Burlap wreath gets a touch of Spring yellow

An older framed photo of grandson Griffin 
makes a 
chick watch perch

A bit of neutral texture
 from a coffee filter wreath

And an inspiring trip to IKEA-
with cutie pie
 gets a Waterlogue touch.

Time to get
out here at home!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bible Marginalia- 2 page Layouts

Bible Marginalia Series- #76

I wasn't sure what to call this post.
It deals with consecutive pages
 in the book of Isaiah. 
2 margins face to face.

But, the reality is this wan't a planned out 
"styling" of  what a "layout" looks like.
It was just a matter of hanging out
 in the same verses-
over a number of days.

But, that said,
It helps to choose colors 
 and a style that work well
 as one visual statement-  
 to make the colors ease into each other.
Bright or soft.
The added- in pieces connect visually.
It makes one "story"
 in the margins of my Bible.

This was the first margin work.
I was using some printables for the wording.
It is talked about in the post below.

This page I added a stamped paraphrase verse-
Isaiah 40:29-31
some stamping and finished the page 
with a short prayer and highlighted verses.

The tip-in was also a printable-
placed on scrapbooking paper.
Adding it in with washi tape.

So the time spent here--
reminders to Connie-
God holds my hand.
Don't be afraid.
He will strengthen me.
He will HELP me.
I will soar.


 Stamp and ink
colored pencils
Sharpie fine point pen
flat dimensional
additional supplies
 on post shared previously.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bible Marginalia-Washed and Cleansed

                                                                           work of Laura Schumacher

Bible Marginalia Series- #75

Psalm 51
Wash me from my iniquity.

 Let me hear joy and gladness.

 Create in me a clean heart, O God.
and renew a right sprit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, 
uphold me with your willing spirit.

Lenten heart words.
Life-long liturgy.

Thanks to daughter Laura-
 for sharing her journaling.

Gelatos- Faber Castell
 Washi tape
 Prismacolor pencils
  I loved how she cut little pieces of washi tape
 and added them in to the design.