Tag Archives: faith

Road Trip: Deep and Wide

grand canyon national park

Montana realized the Grand Canyon mules fascinated Pepper, but he didn’t want Pepper to miss the Canyon for the mules.

“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.”
John 21:25 KJV

coloring fun:grand canyon national park:john 21:25

Coloring Fun:Grand Canyon National Park:John 21:25.

v-e-r-a-n-c-e

mo' persistent prophet:jeremiah 36

Hidden by the Lord.

“But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but the Lord hid them.

Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides unto them many like words.”
Jeremiah 36:26, 32 KJV

Hope Heals

P-e-r-s-e

persistent prophet:jeremiah 36

Winterhouse fuel.

“And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.

Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.”
Jeremiah 36:23, 24 KJV

Faith Works

Coloring Fun: Counting Angels

Counting angels:revelation 14

Zeke knew he needed more rest when he started seeing angels everywhere while doing his barn chores.

“And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
Revelation 14:3, 12 KJV

coloring fun:counting angels:revelation 14

Coloring Fun:Counting Angels:Revelation 14.

Coloring Fun: Steadfast Anchor

steadfast anchor

Will your anchor hold? Inspired by the hymn “We Have an Anchor” authored by Priscilla J. Owens.

“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;”
Hebrews 6:19 KJV

coloring fun:steadfast anchor:hebrews 6:19

Coloring Fun:Steadfast anchor:Hebrews 6:19.

Sew Comforting

trail map in stitches

Harriet carefully stitched essential details into her cloth trail maps made to fit into a scout’s pocket to help lead wagons west.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
2 Timothy 3:16 KJV

Cloud of Witnesses

Dear Readers,

For today’s post, I’ve chosen to share some possible spiritual applications of Time warp: Sonrise on the beach, the cartoon featured in Star Witness. Many of my cartoons have multiple levels of meaning, but I prefer to allow each person to choose their own level of listening. When I discuss my cartoons, I sometimes hear: “I never would have seen that!” After reading this aside, and viewing the cartoon, do you have a fresh insight on faith? Share your comments below.

Creative story

Montana and Susanna, newly married, are camping on the beach. They wake up to a painted sky that mixes stars and sunbeams.

Spiritual application

Inspired by a friend’s favorite passage, (Hebrews 12:1-3) I featured the “cloud of witnesses” detailed in Hebrews 11. With my limited human imagination, this could have been one way God explained to Abraham that the generations of believers, through Abraham, would be as the stars (Genesis 15:5, Genesis 22:17, Genesis 26:4, Psalm 147:4, Daniel 12:3); as the sands (Genesis 22:17); using elements that surrounded Abraham to affirm His promises.

Abraham and Sarah, newly married, by faith leave familiar behind and travel into the unknown. They camp overnight in their tent on the sand, waking up to a visionary sunrise. God provides a visual explanation of His promises—a panorama starring the generations from Abraham through the sands of the ages; showing the stories of believers, until an Earth made new—washed clean (beach waves, campfire); without sin (the Holy City—sometimes a sunrise/sunset shows the closest visual of Revelation 21 that I can imagine).

Can you find?
  • Enoch’s sandals
  • Joseph’s bones
  • Shells: sand dollar, conch
  • Rahab’s scarlet cord
  • Horses: Pepper, Blue Star, Orion
  • False light (Susanna chooses to follow God, the true light)
  • Moses’ crown
  • Believer hiding in a cave
  • Tumbled walls of Jericho
  • Tent (packed, ready to travel wherever God leads)
  • Holy City
  • Cats: Faith, Hope and Love
Sidenote

See how Jacob (Genesis 32), Moses (Exodus 32) and Nehemiah (Nehemiah 9) use God’s promises to Abraham in their prayers.

Coloring Fun: Thankful Hearts

thankful hearts

Faith, Hope & Love:Thankful hearts:1 Thessalonians 1:2, 3/color.

“We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;”
1 Thessalonians 1:2, 3 KJV

coloring fun:thankful hearts

Faith, Hope & Love:Thankful hearts:1 Thessalonians 1:2, 3.

To Be: Royalty

beatitude: royalty

Inside their ship barn, safe from the threatening forest fire, Moose almost didn’t hear the neighbors’ jeers as he tasted the fresh tomato pizza June had baked.

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10 KJV

To Be: Satisfied

beatitude: satisfied

While Moby’s Steak n’ Bake claimed bigger means better, Sam’s Steel Oats café allowed the Agate Beach community to choose health over wealth.

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”
Matthew 5:6 KJV