art, nature, Poems by others, Poetry, Prayer, Religious, wall art

A Lent Conversation – Week 4

I can hardly believe we're already into week four of our Lent project. This week I sent Laurel the prompt--a painting I did, inspired by a photo I took on a summer holiday trip we made to Salt Spring Island some years ago. I love her psalm-like prayer poem in response. My painting and the… Continue reading A Lent Conversation – Week 4

Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday, writing

Look both ways before proceeding (Spiritual Journey First Thursday)

January 2018 seems like just yesterday in some ways—and like a long time ago in others. As I look back and ahead, here in the middle of the year, I see several trends. FOCUS My one-little-word for 2018 is FOCUS. I began to put that word into action early in the year by cutting out… Continue reading Look both ways before proceeding (Spiritual Journey First Thursday)

Bible journaling, Biblical Art, Personal

Take words … (#BibleJournaling)

In my personal Bible reading, I’ve been following The Bible Project’s reading plan. I’m now in the prophets, and what a lot of beautiful, poetic, and picturesque passages they contain! Last week Hosea 14:2-4 snagged my attention: “Take words with you, And return to the LORD. Say to Him, ‘Take away all iniquity; Receive us… Continue reading Take words … (#BibleJournaling)

Bible journaling, Bible study

We need the rain! #BibleJournaling

Who would think, after the long, cold, wet winter and spring we’ve had, that our province (B.C.) would be panting for rain? Yet the hundreds of wildfires that have been burning for several weeks now have us praying for the relief of a physical downpour. Hubby and I spent last weekend at a series of… Continue reading We need the rain! #BibleJournaling

Bible study, Biblical Art, Book Reviews, Non-fiction

Complete Guide to Bible Journaling (review)

Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith by Joanne Fink My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I got this book, I had only a vague idea there was such a thing as Bible journaling and no idea how to go about it or what a movement it had become. But… Continue reading Complete Guide to Bible Journaling (review)

Bible study, Biblical Art

2012 hand-copied, illuminated Gospel

A news feature in the spring 2012 Bethany College Connection (the alumni newsletter of Bethany College, of which I am an alumna) caught my eye. I will quote from the press release "Candace's Gospel Project": "First-year students in the 'Jesus and the Gospels' course, have a choice for their major assignment: write a research essay,… Continue reading 2012 hand-copied, illuminated Gospel