Sunday, October 24, 2010

a Sunday blessing

We are driven to create at this deep wordless level of the soul because we are all fashioned 
in the image of God who is an Artist.  
When we first encounter God in the Bible, it is not as the awesome Lawgiver 
or the Judge of the universe but as the Artist. 
 The language of Genesis is not flashy or grandiose; 
there is no waving of his great and powerful arm, 
no echoing of the mighty shout of the word of creation, 
no universe falling from his fingertips.  
Genesis tells us of his stepping back from the canvas of creation at the end of each day 
to examine his work and, 
like any painter or sculptor, 
with the utmost simplicity declaring, "Good".  
Like an artist he begins with the more fundamental forms.  
The light and darkness, the earth, air and water are his pencil sketch. 
 Next he moves up in complexity until at the top of the whole wonderful heap stands humanity.  
"Very good!" is his verdict.
Michael Card
Scribbling in the Sand
Today I am sharing with you two of my favorite books -
the above words are from Michael Card's 
Scribbling in the Sand, Christ and Creativity
which beautifully speaks of creativity and our yearning 
to create something meaningful that touches others.
This is my fall-back book that I return to over and over.
The photos are from this glorious huge book
that I discovered a couple years ago.
Sam Fink is a New Yorker whose family lives in Israel.  
As a gift to them he painted 40 stunning watercolors of Exodus 
along with words in Hebrew and English.
What a gift!
 It's a rainy blustery day here.
My body is feeling especially achey in parts 
so no church today,
but instead I am worshipping with these two books
while listening to a David Crowder mix on Pandora
(how did we survive before Pandora?).
We are planning a fire in the fireplace,
beef stew simmering on the stove and 
Nick is coming home to join us.
Blessings to each of you this week.
I just love hearing from you-
wish we could all meet up and have a great weekend together!


  1. Hello Pam,
    I always feel blessed having visited your Blog. Thanks for stopping by, I know what you mean about life getting in the way. I just can't fit everything in LOL. Your day sounds wonderful, and I can smell the smells from here - I hope your hand is healing and that you are doing well. Hugs and more hugs.

  2. Oh Pam those are beautiful paintings and so inspirational. It must be a wonderful book to browse through.
    Everyday I pray as an artist to be inspired to create something that will express my love and faith in the goodness of the Universe....a lofty goal but one I hope to attain in my lifetime.
    Have a great week Pam!
    Tina xo

  3. Dearest sweet pam, these images from the books are soo gorgeous and the words are soo beautiful! Really inspiring!! I hope your body pain went away! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

  4. Checking in to say "hi!" Beautiful books, great words. :) I'm running out of time everyday too. Feel better. Hugs!

  5. These pictures are amazing. Just breathtaking!! I would really love to find this book. did you find it on Amazon?

    Hope you are feeling better. What a cozy day you had:)


  6. I like the colors you are using! Beautiful pictures!

  7. What a beautiful way to worship God! :)

    I hope you are feeling better. Praying today that you do! :)

    Have a happy day!
    @}~`}~~~ Gloria

  8. This is the first time visiting your blog. What a beautiful post, always a wonderful way to use your gift to glorify Him. I must look for this book. so lovely to meet you. Karen