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.
Ambassadors of Reconciliation
Porque Cristo es nuestra paz: de los dos pueblos ha hecho uno solo. ~Efesios 2:14
For Christ is our peace; he has made both groups into one. ~Ephesians 2:14
This image was created for the International Consultation of Lutheran Church Leadership in the Americas. The event, I believe, will be happening later this week.
notes from Richard Rohr’s Immortal Diamond online course
another page of notes from a talk by Grünewald Guild Founder Liz Caemmerer before a community labyrinth walk during the Summer 2016 Program
Pilgrims are poets who create by taking journeys. ~Richard Niehbur
These are notes from a talk by Grünewald Guild Founder Liz Caemmerer prior to a community labyrinth walk during the Summer 2016 Program.
I’m getting a little itchy to move on to newer journaling, so here I’m just going to share the rest of the notes from the Greater Milwaukee Synod’s Theological Conference.
If you’re interested in seeing them all together, I’ve also shared them on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/vondadrees/daring-greatly-elca-greater-milwaukee-synod-2016-f/
another page of notes from the Greater Milwaukee Synod’s Theological Conference as their Artist in Residence… As I share the images here on my blog, I’m realizing it was quite a prolific journaling time!
One of our final exercises from the Theological Conference was to create a mantra.
This was the one I shared:
Be loved. Trust your wonder.
We’ve never sung this song before.
Can you believe a HUGE mushroom inspired this image?
I ran one afternoon during free time at the Theological Conference. At the end of the Chippewa Trail at the Green Lake Retreat Center, were tucked the hugest mushrooms I’ve ever seen, bigger than bowling balls. I shared the delight of their discovery during the centering reflection time with the pastors. That night a dream revealed what Pastor Sarah described as a “vulnerability hangover.” I might have just let it be, however, the first image I saw the next morning in my Instagram feed was a sketch of a mushroom. So, out of respect for the mushroom, I journaled an image and shared its story again.
Wild grace shifts the power.
Recently I was sitting alongside the river. In the distance I saw a gust of wind creating a shiver in the trees; it then skimmed over the water. As I was listening and watching, the shiver came through me, too.