Saturday, July 31, 2021

The Gospel of Mark and the Art of Sally Beck- Part 3

Continuing devotional journaling

 with the images of Sally Beck.

The Gospel of Mark - Chapters 5-9
Downloaded from the Shoppe

 at Visual Faith Ministry.

Simply using watercolor,
 and a bit of colored pencil.
Then time to read the Word
 and reflect on the images.
Ways to connect and open space 
for the work of the Holy Spirit in my heart.

Come and join in!!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Worship into the Week- Steadfast


Worship into the Week-

Psalm 136:1-9

Steadfast love

Endures forever

so we give thanks to the Lord-

 because He is good.


Visual Faith Printables


Worship into the Week Printables

Magazine cutouts


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sabbath Rest


A few days away this week for rest. 

Pastors have a hard time catching Sabbath rest. 

It has to be planned and carved out.

Some time for catching fish in the golden hour.

Celebrating John's birthday and our first meal out
 since the start of the COVID shut down in March 2020.
Much to be thankful for in the start of the next birth year.
A beautiful evening sunset.
Shades of green-
reflected on the water.
A deep breath of rest-recharging,
that we may work from rest.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Worship into the Week- Cornerstone


Worship into the Week
One in Christ-
Ephesians 2:11-22
As Gentiles we were at 
one time separated from Christ,
but we have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Through Jesus we have access in one Spirit to the Father.
We are no longer aliens.
We are fellow citizens with the saints 
and members of the household of God.
This is built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets-
 and Christ himself is the Cornerstone.
The whole thing grows together as a structure
 joined together and grows 
into a holy temple in the Lord.
In him we are being built together 
into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

He dwells in ME.

Visual Church Year Printables
Worship into the Year Printables

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Gospel of Mark and the Art of Sally Beck- Part 2

Catching up with my experiment
 of pairing the Gospel of Mark
with the visuals of Sally Beck.

Here are the images for Chapter 2 and 4.

 Some devotional time for each of the images.
All of these can be found
 in the shoppe at Visual Faith Ministry-

Working through these on the 21st of the month.
A small experiment in devotional journaling.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Worship into the Week- Spiritual Blessings


Worship into the Week
Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Ephesians 1:3-14

"In him we have redemption through his blood, 

the forgiveness of our trespasses, 

according to the rites of his grace, 

which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight

 making known to us the mystery of his will, 

according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ."

The word that popped out in this section of Scripture-


Christ grants so many things to us through grace.

Unearned lavished grace.

He is in charge- with his wisdom and insight.

Nothing is up to us...

just open hands and hearts and 

receive the lavish grace goodness.

The bounty of spiritual blessings-

through Christ- is my life blessing.


Visual Church Year Printables


Worship into the Week Printables

Washi tape,

Postage stamp

Colored pencils

Friday, July 16, 2021

Virginia Family Time- 2 July 2021

Part 2 of the Virginia Trip

Troops in the park- Yahoo!
We loved our pool time.
 In the water with so many friends!
10 extra to sleep and 17 to feed- 
that is all hands on deck and all space up for grabs.

Uncle Josh is a hit with his Sno-cone machine.
Helpers washed-
dishes, the counter, each other and the floor.
The littlest one- Hudson- gets lots of snuggles.
Jonah is sitting.  Sitting.
Yes- 2 seconds he was sitting.
This is just the BEST.

Gigi has a bike to help out with exercise after her
Total Knee Replacement. 
The guys are checking it out.
We sent the 7 young adults to watch the DC fireworks.
They couldn't remember the last time they had been 
"out together" without kiddos.
Worth the journey even with the 
long wait dealing with traffic afterwards.
Papa and Gigi kept the 9 Dengrands.
HERE- 6 down and sound asleep.
Sweet Hadley holds her own with the 8 boys.
Hudson- the littlest- loves his playmate.
Family Worship.

We have been together in worship

 each week since March 2020.

As the families start moving back to church,

 we will miss this very special time together.

We will have to set up a teaching and singing time with all.

What a blessing to have this time together.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Virginia Family Time- July 2021


The Denninger Clan- July 2021
Sparklers in your hula hoop circles- 
(with careful supervision)
Cars and facepainting.
An obstacle course was named " The Baptism Course."
After completing the run-
 there was a bucket of water to 
dump over your head as you said-
"I am a baptized Child of God."
Snuggles, books and marble run with Papa.
Some fun ART CAMP
with mom and Aunt Jess.
Meal time scramble.
Meal time is all hands on deck.
Part One of a very blessed visit.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Worship into the Week-Sufficient

Worship into the Week-
2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Paul's Visions and His Thorn

For My Power is made 
perfect in weakness- says the Lord.
Paul states that the insults, hardships, persecutions 
and calamities are places 
where the Lord shows His strength.
We can be assured that Paul 
had some signifiant challenges- 
but we don't know what they were.
 In spite of them, Paul did his work for the Lord.

"For when I am weak, then I am strong."

Help me to remember this phrase, Lord, 
that I may not boast or be conceited.
May I give you credit-
 that all I do is with your power and strength.
What a gift of grace.
 It is enough. You are enough.
You are sufficient. Amen.

Visual Church Year Printable
Worship into the Week Printable
Scrapbook paper
Junk mail
Bicentennial stamp
4th of July stamp

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Bible Marginalia- A Pattern for Formation


Meditating  on this section of Acts lately.
Paul speaking to the people in Athens
in the midst of the Areopagus.

Chapter 17:25-31

"...that they should seek God 

and perhaps feel their way toward him

and find him...

for in Him we LIVE and MOVE 

and have our BEING."

Some basic thoughts here about 

spiritual formation and how this happens in us.



ESV Crossways single Column Journaling Bible

Prismacolor pencils

Fine-point Sharpie pen

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Worship into the Week- Gracious Giving


Worship into the Week-

2 Corinthians 8:1-9. 13-15

Encouragement to Give Generously

The Greek Word Charis- means favor or grace.

Paul here is speaking words of hope for what

 he is seeing in the churches of Macedonia.  

Those with little give a lot.  

They have an abundance of Joy,

 even in their extreme poverty.

For they give according to their means, 

even beyond.

What grace there is in our lives 

when we give much and graciously.

Lord, open my heart for this more and more.


Visual Church Year Printable


Worship into the Week Printables


Prismacolor pencils

Scrapbook paper

 Junk mail

Sharpie S- Gel pen

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Blogger is Changing!


Things just keep right on changing.

 The system that supports the email delivery

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I am in the process of pulling the list,

 but it has not been that easy.

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