The Lord’s prayer

Jesus was praying, and when he was through, one of his disciples said to him “Lord, teach us how to pray, just like John taught his disciples.”

He said “You should pray like this:

Heavenly Father, we give honor to your holy name.

May your kingdom come soon.

May your will be done here on earth just like it is done in heaven.

Give us our bread for tomorrow,
and forgive our faults in the same way that we forgive the faults of others.

Do not cause us to be tempted, but instead rescue us from evil.

The kingdom and power and glory are all yours eternally. Amen.”

MT 6:9-13, LK 11:1-4

“Your heavenly Father will forgive you if you forgive everyone who has harmed you or done wrong to you, but if you don’t forgive them, your Father will not forgive you for everything that you’ve done wrong.

MT 6:14-15

Meditative watercolors/words

I created the watercolor art in this piece as a morning test. I’m learning how to use watercolors and I need to see how they work.

The spaces lend themselves to words. I’m going on another silent retreat, and since it is just a day retreat I wanted to prepare for it to get the most out of it. I don’t want to spend half the time feeling like I’ve just landed – I want to walk right in and make the shift.

I’ve been reading some of the handouts from the last retreats and really felt that this quote resonated with me right now, so I included it in the art. I like how the words are scattered – it adds to the quote.

how thin

This is another watercolor test, and when I looked closer I could see a lot that was suggested in it. I accented certain areas with gel pens – white and blue. This is my favorite so far.

geode map lightning