Saturday, May 29, 2010

The winds of change are a-blowin'

Watch for the June unveiling of the resigned,, and the world premiere of my new loom knitting website!

A couple more church crafts...

I've been looking at the pictures stored on my phone and found a series of pics I took of different church crafts that I never posted. Rather than post all of them, I picked a couple:

This is a placemat that I took the time to cut slits in the red construction paper for every child who would make the craft. I thought it came out pretty good.

Eventually I may post a couple more, but not right now. I'm off for the summer in regards to making crafts for the Wednesday Night Children's Bible Study, so I haven't been making anything new.

What is it??!?!?

I was sitting in my chair knitting (as usual) and had pulled out a long strand of yarn in preparation for knitting. As the yarn fell onto the table, here's what I saw:

What does it look like to you? I see a face with large eyes and an ear...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Musing on Bach

Today as I drove home from the Saturday morning men's prayer group I attend, I was listening to Bach's cantata #23, Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn (You, truly God and Son of David), I was touched by the meaning of the first movement. It depicts the cries of the blind men along the roadside who got Jesus' attention and as a result were healed by Him of their blindness (Matthew 20:30-34). I was struck by how well the music painted the picture of the Saviour passing by and the cries of pity from the blind men. It made me think about the times in my life when I felt the deep need to cry out to Jesus for His total and complete healing. I had heard this cantata many times before, since it was one of my favorites, but this was one of those times that it became ministry instead of just music. I think it would be awesome to create a piece of art that continues to minister some aspect of God's character long after it was created, for those who choose to receive it that way. Not something "religious," but something that would really draw the viewer into a deeper understanding or connection with God.