People, Personal, Poetry, Quotes

“Portrait of my mother at twenty” – a poem

Sunday is Mother’s Day—I’m sure I don’t need to remind you! Mother’s Day reminds me of my own mother and the fact that it’s already 15 years ago that I gave her her last Mother’s Day card. She died about six weeks after Mother’s Day in 2006. I still miss her, though signs of her… Continue reading “Portrait of my mother at twenty” – a poem

Bible journaling, Biblical Art, Quotes

Jonah (#BibleJournaling)

Some Bible stories are just too deliciously visual to resist bringing to pictorial life. I found Jonah to be one of those. In my 2018 project to journal at least once in each minor prophet book, Jonah got the full treatment; an entry on each of its four pages. I love the end-of-Jonah challenge cast… Continue reading Jonah (#BibleJournaling)

Bible journaling, Bible study, Quotes

A resolution for 2018 #BibleJournaling

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Are you all set for 2018… new calendars up, dreams and goals written down, diet started? Just kidding! It’s early days, I know. Still, it’s not too soon to start thinking about what we want the year ahead to look like. One resolution that hits my list every year is to get… Continue reading A resolution for 2018 #BibleJournaling

Bible journaling, Biblical Art, Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Quotes, Theology

Psalms Alive! (review)

Psalms Alive! by David Kitz My rating: 5 of 5 stars In Psalms Alive! author, pastor, and dramatist David Kitz takes us on a journey through thirteen selected psalms. In the Preface Kitz explains why he wrote the book: “For the past number of years I have been bringing the Psalms to life for audiences… Continue reading Psalms Alive! (review)

Bible journaling, Biblical Art, Quotes

Psalm 23 — a lifetime in my Bible margin #BibleJournaling

I’ve read Psalm 23 many times (perhaps you have too). And so when I saw that David Kitz gave it two chapters in his book Psalms Alive,* I was curious what he’d all find to say about these six familiar verses. After reading it, my chapters now have many red underlines. Several of those quotes… Continue reading Psalm 23 — a lifetime in my Bible margin #BibleJournaling

Bible journaling, Quotes

The Ick Factor – #BibleJournaling

I haven’t put up an art journal post for a couple of weeks, but I’m still drawing (and coloring and painting) in my Bible! Today I’ll share a quote with you. It relates to a subject that’s been on my mind a lot since the internet has made it possible for anyone to blow their… Continue reading The Ick Factor – #BibleJournaling

Bible journaling, Prayer, Quotes

When you don’t have a clue … #BibleJournaling

Do you believe in prayer? Or a better question might be, do you believe that God acts in response to our prayers? Prayer was the sermon topic at church on August 6th. Jason, one of our talented young pastors, began his talk by reading the story of Peter encountering the lame beggar on his way… Continue reading When you don’t have a clue … #BibleJournaling

Book Reviews, Memoir, Quotes

Faith, Life, and Leadership (review)

Faith, Life and Leadership: 8 Canadian Women Tell Their Stories by Georgialee Lang My rating: 5 of 5 stars When I discovered that there was a book out with stories of Canadian women leaders, I knew I had to get it. Faith Life and Leadership: 8 Canadian Women Tell Their Stories didn’t disappoint. In it… Continue reading Faith, Life, and Leadership (review)

Bible journaling, Quotes, Theology

#BibleJournaling about Job

The Meditation About six weeks go I signed up for Rebekah R. Jones’ Bible journaling instructional videos. A few days ago Lesson 4 in the Deeper Still series (2017) arrived by email. This tutorial is a meditation and art journal project on the book of Job. Rebekah is uniquely positioned to hold forth on Job… Continue reading #BibleJournaling about Job

Bible journaling, Biblical Art, Quotes, Theology

Strong tower name #BibleJournaling

A short while after I was introduced to Bible journaling, I was reading through Proverbs. When I came to Proverbs 18:10… “The name of the LORD is a strong tower, The righteous run into it and are safe” a picture popped into my head of a tower, the bricks of which would be inscribed with… Continue reading Strong tower name #BibleJournaling