Jesus said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
~ John 11:25 Continue reading
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
Happy Halloween, fiends! This month has flown by, and as usual, I didn’t have near the amount of time to devote to my spooky-themed creative endeavours as I wanted. There are always many blog posts that don’t get written (I currently have 108 drafts saved in WordPress), and a plethora of pictures and paintings that get filed away in a sketchbook or a filing cabinet in the back of my mind.
This has been an extremely difficult and trying two months (the whole year, but especially the time since August), and while my life feels overwhelming and pretty much joyless these days, I was determined to follow through with one project in particular. Artober.
I did my own version of this drawing exercise that’s meant to spark creative thought in artists, and prompt them to spend a little more time working and less time just thinking about working. I didn’t need any prompting for that last part, but the idea of doing a bunch of pictures that were literally just for fun, and would all be October/Halloween themed? Well, I started planning for it this summer, and had originally wanted to do a full 31 days. Life (and let’s be honest — SATAN) got in the way of that, and come October 1st, I realized I needed to readjust my expectations. So my #13DaysOfHalloween #Artober series was born! Continue reading
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
~ Psalm 119:10
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
~ Ephesians 5:1-2
This is what the LORD says, He who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it — the LORD is His name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege ramps and the sword in the fight with the Babylonians: ‘They will be filled with the dead bodies of the men I will slay in my anger and wrath. I will hide my face from this city because of all its wickedness.
O come, all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.
O Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all that hear in heaven God’s Holy Word.
Give to our Father glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord. Continue reading
Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in His ways.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.
Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD.
May the LORD bless you from Zion all the days of your life; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem, and may you live to see your children’s children.
Peace be upon Israel.
Today’s Sunday Scripture is a bit of a hybrid post. It’s both a Scripture post and a Gallery Feature post.
The above painting is one that I completed in 2015… and have been meaning to post about it ever since. Oops. I’ve always loved the aesthetic of illuminated manuscripts and have been fascinated by the intricate, painstaking detail that goes into their design. And I really wanted to replicate the style in a piece of my own. I was very pleased with the result! Continue reading
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
~ Psalm 63:1
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9-11 Continue reading