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This video shows you a time-lapse of the digital art process for creating an entry in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 using a @five17journals printable named "Follow The Son". I show you how I use PNG files, how I crop PDF files for use in my entries, how I use stencils to quickly add a title, and how I use the highlighter tool to add shading. I was so excited to see an interracial couple in this set. It brought back memories of my marriage. 1 Corinthians 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. I am a product of an interracial marriage and I married a man outside of my race. He is white and was born and raised in Japan. Like me, he knows what it’s like to be a minority and part of the third culture. I remember people staring at my husband and I wherever we went. During that time, I never seemed to fit in. When you are part of the third culture, you never really fit in anywhere. I know now, that I wasn’t meant to fit in. God has set me apart to be His own. All those things about me that make me different make me awesome too. Now, I celebrate difference in myself and others and it feels great.
This journal with me process video, quarantine edition, shows how I documented my life during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. I couldn’t stop thinking about the similarities between George Floyd and my son. I struggle with how to speak appropriately about what is happening right now. So, I put some of what I’ve been thinking about on this page. I really am concerned about my son’s safety and ability to exist as a young, black man.
I made another one of these bible dex cards to serve as a reminder to me to live each day on purpose. It’s been reverberating in my head all week. I don’t want to be one of those people who goes back to business as usual, now that the election is over. For me, this is only the beginning. Micah 6:8 You mortals, the Lord has told you what is good. This is what the Lord requires from you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to live humbly with your God.
Merriam-Webster says: Right means “that which is morally correct, just, or honorable.”
Mercy means “compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one’s power; also: lenient or compassionate treatment.“
Humbly means “in a lowly position or condition; unpretentiously.”
My prayer is that God would show me my blind spots where I have acted dishonorably, without compassion, or pretentiously. I know I can’t do this using my own strength. I pray that God continues to transform me into His image everyday so that I can do His good work. What do you do to stay focused on what is important? Has it changed recently?
If you want to read the extended story behind this card, you can come over to my mighty network, “Justice, Journaling, and Jesus”. We are a creative community that seek to disrupt and dismantle racial injustice through faith-based art as an expression of faith.
This verse really spoke to me. In the crazy times we are in right now, it seems like there are so many “foxes” sneaking around all the time, looking for a way to “win”. "Israel, your prophets are like foxes among the ruins of the city."
The MSG translation says, “All they do is fantasize comforting illusions and preach lying sermons. They say ‘God says . . .’ when God hasn’t so much as breathed in their direction. And yet they stand around thinking that something they said is going to happen.”
Wow, that’s so powerful to me! I don’t want to be a prophet with empty words. My prayer is that God will speak to and through me everyday. Join me in a creative community to disrupt and dismantle racial injustice through faith-based art as an expression of faith. Let's support each other, make art, and make change.
In this video, I show how I use a planner to keep track of my daily bible study routine and plan what verses I will journal in my bible later. It is also a process video for setting up the weekly view in my Maggie Holmes Day to Day disc planner and writing out the verses I want to highlight from my daily bible reading. In my next video I will show the process for choosing from this spread what verses to journal with.
In this video, I show how I use a planner to keep track of my daily bible study routine and plan what verses I will journal in my bible later. It is also a process video for setting up the month view in my Maggie Holmes Day to Day disc planner.
This video will show you how I set-up July, my first month, in my Maggie Holmes disc planner. I used the Heal Our Land digital kit from @five17journals. I also explain how my plan for using my planner in my daily bible study routine.
Here is a time-lapse video of me using Sketch to draw a picture, then paste it into my digital bible journal page.
This video shows you the digital art process for creating an entry in 2 Corinthians 9:7-8 using a @five17journals printable named Cheerful Giver.
This is a bible art process video of an entry in the interleaved bible I prepared for my daughter for her college graduation. I included a note to her with every entry.
In this video, I show you the digital bible art process in my digital bible on the Goodnotes app. I created an entry in 1Peter 5:5b-6 using @five17journals printables. I show how I crop images from a digital sticker book and paste them into the digital bible page.