Showing posts from December, 2014

Lion of Judah

Loving this journey of Bible art journaling--decided to practice first (which is a first for me) on this lion before adding him to my Bible--I am pleased with how he turned out and now wish that I had done him originally in the Bible itself--don't know if I will be able to duplicate him.

Someone on Facebook commented that he had an almost human-like quality.  I had thought the same thing.  I did not plan it that way but was glad.

 Art journaling as a form of worship has been good for me so far--I started researching 'Lion of Judah' today and will continue to read about the significance of this.

Hope your days leading up to Christmas are blessed and relaxed with lots of holy meditation and worship time. It is worth it to take the time.

And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5


Bible Journaling

I got the idea for the above page from a Christmas card that we received.  I used pan watercolors and Precious Metals gold leafing.
The next two pictures are of the same page taken in low light and high light and at different times of the day.  The metallic paint makes it vary in color with the different light.  The scripture I used was a paraphrase from Psalm 73:25, 26, my very favorite passage of scripture because yes, at some point, my heart and my flesh will fail for sure but He is my strength and my portion forever.

I have just joined the Journaling Bible Community on Facebook and wanted to share a couple of pages that I have done artwork on in my Bible.

 I read and study the Bible on my computer (where I can easily adjust the size of type and get to study materials easily and quickly) so covering a whole page or some of the type is not a problem for me.

 This may or may not be something that you would be interested in but just thought I would throw it out there.

 I did purchase …

Examine My Longings

This morning as I was reading about the prodigal son I was struck with this:

--This story can be found in Luke 15:11-32--

Verse 16 says
And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.  (bolding mine)
Longing--really?--longing to be fed with the food reserved for the pigs?
What am I truly longing for this holiday season?
What is it that I have been thinking mainly about?
New furnishings?  New decor?  New car?  New jewelry?  Or maybe it's something much more simple and inexpensive but still not the best that I should be longing for.
When everything I need is right before me and I long for the things of this world?  Isaiah 55
Lord, examine my longings.  Help me to discard the ones that are not of you.

Change my perspective.

Help me know and cultivate the ones that have eternal value.

Lord, I want to long for a heart that is pure before You, to walk in your Holy Spirit so that the fruit of Your Spirit will be evident, to know and seek You w…

Repentance and Fresh Forgiveness

It's been a long time since I've posted--too long. I've missed you.

 Was reading My Utmost devotional this morning by Oswald Chambers.

 He said this: "The old Puritans used to pray for “the gift of tears.” If you ever cease to understand the value of repentance, you allow yourself to remain in sin. Examine yourself to see if you have forgotten how to be truly repentant."

 That is what I am praying for this morning--a fresh touch from God's precious Holy Spirit--that I would see myself and my sin as God sees it--that I would be truly repentant and experience the fresh, clear conscience and holiness that comes from a pure heart--His holiness, not mine.

 Praying your Sabbath is full of Godly worship, repentance and fresh forgiveness.

 Praise God we have a Savior who understands the depths of our infirmities and provided a rescue for us.

 I want to always walk with Christ daily but I especially want God to prepare my heart during this Advent season--the season…