Here are weekly devotionals for families to use, featuring picture study, activities, and discussion questions. This version was offered to our Sursum Corda community; a version with prayer prompts by Sarah Groot was sent to our FOL Covenant Church community.
A “tiered reading” takes an excerpt of real literature, makes progressively easier versions of it, and lets students walk through from a gentle conversation introducing a few of the words, to a version in simple language, to a slightly more … Continued
How can we respond to rejection and failure in ministry? This piece was published in the FOL Covenant Church newsletter and website on March 26, 2019. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give … Continued
I have always been fascinated by words that are part of visual images, and I decided to play with that in my Bible journaling last week. The second half of Mark 1 has Jesus reaching out with his hand twice–once … Continued
For Christmas, I received an ESV Journaling Bible: one of those now-popular Bibles with extra margin room for notes and illustrations. I’ve been admiring all the Bible-margin artwork popping up on the Internet these days, and wondering what it would … Continued
Writing out a verse slowly and illustrating it can be a wonderful way to meditate on it, to “think on the page.” But it’s not always easy to get started, and to know what to draw. Here is one straightforward … Continued
I’ve never used an actual shield…but every day I feel the need of some kind of shielding, and I started this psalm-poem thinking about that need for protection and escape. It moves on, of course, from there through all the … Continued
A few years ago, my sister Lindsay and I began writing a “Psalter” together: our own poems based on each of the biblical Psalms in order. I write the odd-numbered psalms, she writes the evens! All kinds of life events … Continued