Thankfulness

My days are caught up in really average goings-on: daily to-do’s and chores, running a business and all that it entails, ministry tasks at church, picking up the shreds of a full-size watercolor painting one of my dogs ate. (Yes that actually happened...
Book Release Day

Book Release Day

  It’s here. It’s finally “that day” – book release day! I’ve been waiting and praying for what feels like an eternity. Books take much longer than non-writers might expect, especially art books that require so much more than...
Ask the Animals

Ask the Animals

  Something about reading Job is both hard – and comforting. He goes through so much – and despite wailing about much of his situation, Job continues to rail at his situations – not at God. I find many of Job’s rhetorical questions to be...
Hearing for ourselves

Hearing for ourselves

  The Lord had me step away from copying someone else’s Bible pages. Now, you might think that’s an odd thing coming from someone who posts sketches and videos for others to copy and use, right? Well before I frighten those who feel they’re only able...
Begin at the beginning

Begin at the beginning

  One of the most common comments on my Bible journaling posts is a version of: “I’d do this if I knew where to start!” My recommendation: start at the beginning! As Julie Andrews sang in the Sound of Music… Let´s start at the very beginning A...
A coin in God’s pocket

A coin in God’s pocket

I’m blessed to have Steve Schell as my pastor. (You may have heard him on Life Lessons radio.) He’s an excellent Biblical teacher, and he often shares little vignettes in his life that repeat over time – a few transformational moments in his life...
Be Transformed by the Word

Be Transformed by the Word

It’s hard for those who love the Word to imagine reading it and not being transformed. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good,...
Hidden benefits of Bible Journaling

Hidden benefits of Bible Journaling

Creative worship does more for your spiritual life than you might think at first…we all know the fun we have while creating. And the fact that this adventure gets us reading more scripture is good, right? Of course! But I’ve been thinking about other ways...
What I wish I had known as a new Bible journaler

What I wish I had known as a new Bible journaler

Last week I posed a Facebook Live video asking the question: What did you want to know as a new Bible journaler – or for those who haven’t started, what are you afraid of? Most people ask me what Bible to get, what mediums bleed, what kind of page prep,...