New #free #artwork page

You may have noticed a new page on my blog. I am sharing some of my artwork, and you can have a copy of something for free!

Or the original for a donation to charity.

I will also take requests for a mixed media piece, also for a donation to charity. 

The charities are:

Tearfund

Blurt

A Rocha UK

#Biblestudy #smashbook style…

Bible study is one of those things i feel i ought to be able to do with enthusiasm every day. Sadly it doesn’t always work out that way. So, i am always on the look for reading the Bible in ways which will bring me closer to God.

It dawned on me today, that perhaps I could put two things I love together… So smash book scripture it is!

I have a book called search the Scriptures, which I am going to do smash book style and I started today:

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#Arttherapy, the colour of #happiness and a #journal page

I am busy planning next term’s youth cafe activities for work. As part of this I am using Soul Pancake’s Art Therapy Experiment. The young people will grade how happy they feel (1-10) before and after they do the exercise and it will give me an opportunity as a youth worker for some meaningful conversations in the middle.

Afterwards we will give them this journal page to take home.

the colour of happiness

As we are a Christian organisation we are ever linking everything we do to the Bible, helping young people see how God has a monopoly on the truth, and hopefully brining a bit of joy and fun en route.

I have to say, I am looking forward to doing this for myself, and certainly Soul pancake’s video is aimed at any age.

You can get my journal page here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B–jM8Hqcbx3YXI5RHRYMVNqV2lMNEhqZzc0V29wY0JqeW5z/view?usp=sharing

And the art therapy and happiness video from Soul pancake here: https://youtu.be/BN2rTaFUlxs

Today’s #poem and #doodle “cornerstone”

I really love the hymn “Cornerstone” by Hillsong and it inspired today’s poem and doodle. You can hear the song HERE.

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I am
Tethered to your heart.
The knowledge of your love;
The bonds that hold
My head above the water.
All you are,
Is all that matters
And
In the storms of my mind,
Your light is truth.
I find my way
Through the darkest days
The wisdom of your words
Anchors me.

#thinkofapoem for #nationalpoetryday

Here in the UK, its national poetry day this Thursday. The theme is to remember, so i thought i might write a few poems on the subject. Here is the first:

I remember
Doorstep sandwiches
Woodpecker cider
And
Pork pie.
Making mud and straw
Bricks
On the driveway
And cheering on
Big Daddy.
I remember
Your warmth
And your smile,
Its been a long time
Grandad,
But you are with me
Still.

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