With the fourth commandment, I was able to combine two of my art loves: illustration and handlettering. I’m somewhat happy with how the work turned out; I’ve realized I missed the “in peace” from the verse in Psalms. It bothers me since I believe it to be a critical word.
Excellence is a subject never far from my thoughts, but it’s a higher priority one at the moment due to the Gospel and Work seminar I attended on Saturday and the excellence module I’m studying in The Austin Stone Worship Foundations course. I’m still pondering what to say about the subject–I’ve written about it previously and need to figure out a new angle–but I won’t leave people bereft of anything. I’ll share some of the thoughts found in my REAP journal, as well as some handlettering.
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” – Exodus 20:7
Urgent: (adj.) calling for immediate attention: pressing
This past week, we studied the second command to not create a carved image. The heart of this command is worship; if the first command is about worshipping the true God, the second is about worshipping the true God in a true way. Because of that, I turned to the story of the woman at the well. Jesus tells her that worshipers of God will worship in spirit and truth.Continue Reading
When I started publishing—first the journal, then the coloring book—I made a conscious decision: I would sign each work with my version of a Soli Deo Gloria. I wanted my life and the work of my hands to give praise to God and to acknowledge that I couldn’t and can’t do anything without him.