Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Scripture Doodles- June 2021

Scripture Doodles- June 2021

Devotional takeaways

 in a Traveler's Notebook. 

Using a calendar from Concordia Publishing House,

 cut into thirds and placed in a journal.

Four colored pencils 

and one Fine point Sharpie pen.

 Some nuggets of truth for contemplation 

in the journey of the soul.

 Devotions from:

  The Reservoir- A Spiritual Formation Devotional

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Jonah is Two!


Mr. Jonah is BIG And TWO!
There are always helpers
 to help try out the new things.

OH LOOK Balls!!!
Another favorite for Jonah.
Papa- always a great guy to hang out by.

Balloons always make it
 an extra special celebration.

Books and a game, dinosaurs, balls, 
crayons and coloring books.
Poke a Dot books are a lot of FUN!
Jonah is not too sure about
 what is happening next.
OK,  looks like something good
 to eat so maybe this is gonna be alright.
Happy Birthday little guy-
we love you bunches and bunches.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Worship into the Week-Widen Your Hearts

Worship into the Week-

2 Corinthians 6

Paul is speaking to the Corinthians and 

he is not on the best terms with them.

He speaks truth, and that isn't always

 something that makes you popular.

Paul has a resume that would make any

 of us shrink with incompetence.

But, he points to his grace-laced 

relationship with His heavenly Father

and speaks with the nuance of a father saying-

"Widen your hearts."

We certainly can learn from this servant

that work is challenging,

 but we need to strive to be without blemish

 as we live as servants of God.

How thankful that we can come as we are, 

and that the power of the Holy Spirit 

moves us to be Mission Minded.


Visual Church Year Printable


Worship into the Week

Magazine Cutouts

Washi Tape

Colored pencils

Junk mail envelope

Friday, June 18, 2021

Worship into the Week- Good Courage


Worship into the Week-
Epistle Reading- 2 Corinthians 5:1-10
Our Heavenly Dwelling

Our earthly dwelling- body- 
takes up so much of our focus.
These days as I deal with the recovery
of a total knee replacement,
I find myself pretty much focused
 on body repair and body strength.
We are failing here in this tent,
and even with progress,
I am mindful that this body is failing.
How blessed that I have this gift-
eternal life-
 that pales everything here.
So on an extra hard day,
I am of good courage.
 I am walking by faith-
 not by sight
and I have a house in the heavens.

Visual Church Year Printable
Worship into the Week resources
Colored pencils
Washi Tape

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Worship into the Week-Eternal Glory


Worship into the Week- Epistle Reading
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
 I have centered on this part of the reading:

15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends 

to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, 

our inner self is being renewed day by day. 

17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing 

for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 

18 as we look not to the things that are seen 

but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, 

but the things that are unseen are eternal.


In days of overwhelming challenge- a good thing is happening. 

We are being renewed.

Made new for the eternal glory to be ours. 

Keep your heart eyes focused on the unseen, the things that are eternal.

That goes against the tide of earthly desires, and expectations- don't waiver.

And rejoice as this great grace of God extends to more and more people.

We welcome them all on this journey here,

 as we are on the way to our building from God in the heavens.


Visual Church Year Printable


Worship into the Week Printable

Prismacolor Pencils

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Worship into the Week- Not Held by Death


Worship into the Week-
Loosing the Pangs of Death

Acts 2: 14a, 22-36

 Peter speaks here to the people of Jerusalem at Pentecost.

So much happening here for the disciples,

those who had witnessed seeing Jesus alive,

 those still doubting and everyone in between.

Something has rocked what they know

 of the world and how it works.

 There is the sure thing of death 

and now maybe not even that.

Could this Jesus have really 

overcome the ultimate barrier?

What hope does that bring to them,

 to each of us?

As challenging days sift by on the calendar,

 it is noteworthy that this benchmark of ultimate surety

as been reclaimed. 

This Jesus could not be held by death.

He has loosed the pangs of death.

All things have to be reevaluated.

We are not Owned by death anymore.

Like David, we have been given this gift of life.

 It transcends time, and changes EVERYTHING 

here for us while on earth.


Visual Church Year Printable


Worship in the Week Resource 

Magazine cutouts

Die cuts


Prismacolor pencils

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Scripture Doodles- May 2021


Scripture Doodles
 Snippets and Take Aways from my Devotions.
A phrase a day. Pieces of the story.

Theme for the month- CHANGE.
Started a new devotional book this month.
I will use for each day of the week
 to keep me moving forward.
So, will take me less than the 15 month plan.
The Reservoir by Renovate-
a Spiritual Formation Devotional.
Looking forward to the journey.