Bible Marginalia Series- #54
The lessons in worship this week
included the story of Jonah.
This is how this page ended up this week.
During the week I
reread the whole story of Jonah.
The book is only 3 pages long.
Good to read in context
and get the whole picture.
As I listened to the sermon-
my heart kept coming back
to these words that God spoke to Jonah.
Jonah is mad at God-
because of His compassion.
Oh, yea - that has been me
on more than one occasion.
The words were sketched out
with my favorite Sharpie marker.
I call it "messy writing".
It doesn't have to be perfect.
Each letter can be different in how it ends up.
No two matching letters have to be the same.
My art teacher daughter
encouraged me to try this.
Just take your handwriting-
and make it your font.
I have a hard time trying to do
the lettering like many
of the artists working in Bible Journaling.
This is possible. Looking for the DOABLE.
It is actually about not trying to make each
During the week I spent time coloring
in the words with color pencils.
Tarshish- is really anywhere
I go to be away from the presence of God.
Each time I disobey and desire my will.
Sometimes I spend much of my day in Tarshish.
I had some graph paper "margins"
that were correctly sized.
Added a stamp
and some water color pencil additions.
A little bit less daunting
to try new things out on the graph paper-
rather than right on the pages of my Bible.
Oh- the turning of hearts in Ninevah.
The whole town.
At the preaching of God's Word-
even if the heart of the preacher
was not really in it.
God's Word captures hearts.
Let us not forget the POWER of God's Word.
I tried a bit of
green spritz on the pages.
This time- I protected
the edges of my Bible
where I DID NOT want spray.
Heidi Swapp Citron Color Shine
Reeves Water Colour Pencils
Regular and fine point markers