Bible journaling, Biblical Art, Personal

Love everlasting (#BibleJournaling)

"I have loved you with an everlasting love..." - Jeremiah 31:3 This is the verse on which the Rebekah R. Jones' Original Bible Art Journaling Challenge series, Week 36 is based. As soon as I saw the word “everlasting” I thought of dried flowers, which are sometimes called everlastings. My mom used to grow gorgeous… Continue reading Love everlasting (#BibleJournaling)

People, Personal, re-post

Cheerleaders (a poem for Family Day)

Today is Family Day in B.C. In the year since I first posted the poem below, we’ve discovered that our littlest granddaughter’s developmental delays are most likely caused by cerebral palsy. And so a family very precious to us is walking a new-to-them path with lots of challenges—and the sentiments expressed by little A’s grandma… Continue reading Cheerleaders (a poem for Family Day)

Bible journaling, Biblical Art

Blessed by Psalm 84 #BibleJournaling

I love Psalm 84! David Kitz writes three chapters on it in his book Psalms Alive! I did a Bible journal sketch for each of them. The first section (Chapter 12 in his book focusing on Psalm 84:1-4) is about living in God’s house. I love the word pictures of sparrows nesting there—all the more… Continue reading Blessed by Psalm 84 #BibleJournaling

Book Reviews, Memoir, Theology

Well (review)

Well: Healing Our Beautiful, Broken World from a Hospital in West Africa by Sarah Thebarge My rating: 4 of 5 stars In Well, Sarah Thebarge immerses us in her three-month experience of working as a Physicians’ Assistant in a missionary hospital in Togo, West Africa. From her first days of climate and culture shock to… Continue reading Well (review)

Bible journaling, Bible study, Biblical Art

Casting out Fear #BibleJournaling

Hi! It's Tuesday again--already!-- and time for another Bible art journaling project. The challenge: In the Rebekah Jones Original Bible Art Journaling Challenges that I’ve been getting, Week 7 focused on a verse from 1 John that I’ve always struggled with: 1 John 4:18: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out… Continue reading Casting out Fear #BibleJournaling

LIMP sequence, People, Personal

Still mothering me

Still mothering me Five days ago would have been your birthday. It’s been eight years … But you still visit me often keep me cool every summer when I slip on the brown sundress rescued from your closet wrap your arms around me every winter week it’s the old magenta sweater’s turn. Sometimes I catch… Continue reading Still mothering me

Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Cheerleaders

The subject of today’s Spiritual Journey first Thursday is CONNECTION. It’s Doraine Bennett’s one-little-word for this year. I’ve been thinking about connection and connections for several days now and the more I do, the more I realize it’s a big concept. Many of our tools (like the computer I’m typing on) need a connection to… Continue reading Cheerleaders

Christmas, Poems by others, Public Domain, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Mindfulness at Christmas

Thank you to Irene Latham for rallying us to revive our Spiritual Journey Thursday meme, at least this once. We’re invited to reflect on our One Little Word choices for 2017. My 2017 word was / is MINDFULNESS. I am aware that there are psychological and, in some faiths, religious overlays to the word which… Continue reading Mindfulness at Christmas

Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Prayer Breakfast Reflections (NPM ’16-Day 6)

What I experienced on Monday and Tuesday of this week was the perfect preparation to write about Bobbie Ann Taylor's one-little-word MERCIFUL. My husband and I were asked to be part of our church's delegation to the annual MLA*'s prayer breakfast, hosted at a hotel just steps away from B.C.'s Legislature in Victoria on Tuesday… Continue reading Prayer Breakfast Reflections (NPM ’16-Day 6)

light, Objects, Poetry Friday

Sonnet to a Potato

A couple of weeks ago, I found inspiration for a couple of poems in response  to the found photo prompts at Laura Shovan's blog (where the fun continues).  A photo of a "Loaded baked potato" was the prompt for February 14th.  That photo plus the fact it was Valentine's Day and love sonnets were in… Continue reading Sonnet to a Potato