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.
Artists: Paint bridges, not walls. Practice radical inclusivity.
~Jim Drees, Co-Director of the Grünewald Guild
“By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.” ~Hebrews 11:3 (MSG)
Notes from Pastor Barbara Rossing’s message today at Faith Lutheran in Leavenworth —
another image for “the [un]welcome truth” Advent series at Woodland Park Presbyterian in Seattle
The pastor asked that the images brightened as the Advent journey continued.
Joel 2:28: I will pour out my spirit on all flesh, your sons and daughters shall prophesy,
your old shall dream dreams, and your young shall see visions.
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.
Unveil our eyes and help us see dreams and visions.
Welcome to my first post created while at the Grunewald Guild! I gave myself a little time with pre-scheduled posts and older journaling images during June and part of July. Now I’m back in the saddle and blogging journal images from Weeks 3 and 4 of the Guild’s summer program.
People of the Crayon: Color life!
Beautifiers of the Earth: Birth vision!
From a Pentecost sermon by Peggy Hahn a couple years ago…
God fills us and cannot be contained!
Sharing today a page that I journaled ‘live’ at the Create in Me retreat at Lutheridge a few weeks ago. Bishop Mike Rinehart kindly set up the technology to project the action, led an awesome Bible study on Jacob’s ladder dream from Genesis 28:10-22, and then created beautiful, reflective piano music.
It was a great morning!