Renewal of Creation
Renewal of Life
Renewal of Sight
Renewal of Hope
Renewal of Spirit
A friend recently described one of the images above as a “visual mantra” … a partnering of words that was very pleasing to my soul.
Inspired by prayers written by Rev. Melissa Johnson Bills for the Tenth Triennial Gathering of the Women of the ELCA, it’s my hope that working on the images is preparing me for the “All Anew” theme of the Gathering.
Some morning journaling time with a page awaiting completion led to an invitation outside. See the burning bush at the lower left of the second photo? When I got closer, I realized there were white blossoms on it, just doing their thing, opening to Love. Perhaps I should have removed my slippers… they’re quite wet now. 🙂
I’ve been wondering about sharing the journaling images from my Instagram activity here. It seems I’m having a hard time continuing the rhythm of the past two years of having two different daily sharings. I realize this may be repetitive for some, and so for that, I apologize. Life is wonderfully full and a new rhythm is in order.
“This is the greatness, the goodness, the wonder, the impossibility of the Gospel, that it asks of all of us something we – alone, apart, separate – cannot do! Only by living in love, in communion… do we find, every once in a while, a love flowing through us and toward us and from us that is bigger than our own.” ~Richard Rohr
I’m feeling a little off-rhythm with blogging. Not sure what that means… perhaps something new is coming?
If you’d like a look at how the Advent images came about, here’s a link to a video that I shared on my Facebook wall – https://www.facebook.com/vonda.drees/posts/10154234582762965
Back at the Guild this morning after a couple weeks of traveling to be with family and friends… Hope your Christmas held the love of family and friends too!
What pent-up joy bursts forth in this small circle of ordinary? ~Kayla McClurg
This week I am sharing journaling images that were part of last year’s Journaling through Advent experience, images that were created and never shared. I’m in the process of gathering another group this year. Might you be interested in joining me? Check it out here: http://www.grunewaldguild.com/upcoming/journaling-through-advent.
A dear friend’s blessing meets a recent post from Seth Godin in this image.
May we see the hand of God in everything. Here, I made this.
Faith, Hope and Love welcome what is.