Friday, February 27, 2015

Bible Marginalia- Fully Restored

Bible Marginalia Series- #67

This is the journaling that
 goes along with the previous post- 
(about Tabgha.)
 Stories on the shore of the Sea of Tiberius.
John 21.
These words stand out for me--
Jesus to Peter.
Feed my sheep.
Follow Me.

This was the end of the chapter. 
(on the other side of the page).
I may have read this verse before.
 But it was a stunning statement 
when I pulled it out this way to read. 
It seems overwhelming to remember
 all the stories in the New Testament 
about Jesus and his ministry.  
Yet here- in this statement,
 I realize that my small human mind capacity
 could not fathom the extent and parameters 
of the ministry of Jesus while He was on earth.
We only know a PART of what Jesus did.

This is the back side of the page. 
So needed to problem solve using the margin here. 

Opted for a tip-in page using painted deli paper.
Simple -but a meaningful visual-
 it STAYS with me.
Some great black and clear stick-on images 
found at Tuesday Morning.
Remarks- Accents by American Crafts

Flowers cut out of Pottery Barn catalogs.
Target $1 Bin flags and alphas.
Attached with washi tape.
 Cardstock circle cut outs
Black permanent maker
 with signo uni white pen.


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    I've read some sites that reeked w/an undertone of egotism, called for profe$$ional grade material$ and featured examples so Perfect that I, myself, have felt intimidated. (And, I'm an artist and retired art educator who taught art k-12 in public schools and who briefly was adjunct faculty at a community college till I moved to attend graduate school.)
    SO ... Just saying that I appreciate what you do and the way you do it. Thanks for sharing ~
    Blessings, Doree § :~D)>+

    1. Doree- thank you so much for your kind words----- It is so hard to know if any of this makes any different-- I am trying this out in community i my home and teaching this in various settings- but really believe this is in the "learning phase" for visio divina--- the main thing is reading God's Word, meditating on it, and finding the personal application, and SHARING that with others- so that is my primary purpose, finding others who connect this way just makes the experiment even more fun. I am working to help family's set this up as part of their faith education


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