November 30, 2018 at 03:02AM

Meditation: Black Swan (see Acts 17:16-34)
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“A black swan raging over all that I know”
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“It changes your context so dramatically that afterward it’s hard to remember what was before, and something that was once foreign is now all of a sudden is so common that you forget how significant it was…I think a lot about the golden significance that is in the world that I think is easy to miss or dismiss, but when we see it, it’s a transcendent moment.”
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This one is an idea I’ve been kicking around for a while, and it’s almost 100% inspired by John Mark McMillan’s brilliant song, Death in Reverse. I’ve included a lot of quotes from him regarding the song, and I’ve linked it in my description, so I’ll mostly let it speak for itself, but if I can add one thing, it’s that this “Death in Reverse” he talks about really does break chains, whatever they may be in your life, even when it may not feel like it. That black swan cannot be caged
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“[It’s] about changing and changing your point of view and learning to see ressurrection that’s happening around you, and the life and the beauty of the reality that the maker made.”
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#acts17 #blackswan #neweyes #foundation #breakfree #johnmarkmcmillan #deathinreverse #depression #hope #lineart #inks #bw #blackandwhite #penandink #artistsoninstagram #drawdaily #jesusart #illustratedfaith

November 28, 2018 at 11:57PM

2 Corinthians 12:1-10
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“For when I am weak” .
Drawing with negative space is a technique that icicles involves adding contrasting colour around an area on the canvas that you want to accent. If successful, the eye then sees primarily the negative space, the white canvas, and focuses less on the contrast, the dark strokes. Yet, it is not the dark that creates the light. The light is always there, and as much as the dark tries, it cannot overcome it.
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#2corinthians12 #negativespace #depression #hope #lineart #inks #bw #blackandwhite #penandink #artistsoninstagram #drawdaily #jesusart #illustratedfaith

November 28, 2018 at 02:42PM

Sorry, forgot to post this one last night 😅
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Psalm 37:4
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“The desires of your heart.”
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This is roughly a tattoo idea I’ve had for a while now, basically commenting on how so many things of this world try to use the same pull that God does, but they pull us toward at best lesser goods, and at worst, sin. Porn plays on our need for intimacy, and the healthy, natural sex drives that God built us with. Money plays on our need for control and safety, which really only God provides. Gluttony plays on our hunger for what is beautiful, but leads us to things that will never satisfy. As long as we are in the world, these things will exert their magnetism and try to pull us toward them. In the end though, if we place our trust in True North, there is nothing in heaven or earth that can break that pull. Our compass may spin wildly for a time, but if we take delight in True North, then we will come around.
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“But I’ll come around” is a lyric from “The Lament of Eustace Scrubb,” a phenomenal song from the phenomenal Oh Hellos, who you should definitely check out
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#psalm37 #fear #compass #desire #truenorth #theohhellos #lineart #inks #bw #blackandwhite #penandink #artistsoninstagram #drawdaily #jesusart #illustratedfaith

November 27, 2018 at 01:18AM

Psalm 94
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“Does he who fashioned the ear not hear?/ Does he who formed the eye not see?”
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In the low times, and in the high, it is the same God who established the architecture of the universe who holds you by hand and keeps you from falling.
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“When I said, “My foot is slipping,”/ your unfailing love, Lord, supported me./ When anxiety was great within me,/ your consolation brought me joy.”
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#psalm94 #architect #creation #imagination #holyimagination #comfort #protection #lineart #inks #bw #blackandwhite #penandink #artistsoninstagram #drawdaily #jesusart #illustratedfaith

November 26, 2018 at 12:39AM

Revelation 1:4-8
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“Look”
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Revelation can be a sticky book to deal with, as it’s got some of the most confusing writing and imagery in the Bible right alongside some of the most straighforward and beautiful. This passage is a little of both. In his introduction here, John, the author of Revelation, throws out a lot of references beyond his time. He calls Jesus by several different titles, which refer to different areas of his ministry and mission, he quotes not one but two sections of scripture, and he wraps up the whole shebang by chronicling God’s statement, “I am the Alpha and Omega…who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” There’s a lot of places to go when looking at this, but, borrowing from Rev. Bethany McCaffrey, I’d like to point you to one path we can take. In this passage, we see that God is the same God in the past, present, and future. We know that He experiences time in a way completely different and, really, completely not understandable to us. Given the sheerness of this philosophical cliff, it’s hard to imagine how we can keep going. Yet, in this passage we also have our instructions for just that. Referencing Daniel 7, this passage tells us to “look,” because “he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him.” That’s our job: to look. Not to spend all day wrestling with the ontological query of God’s temporal omnipresence, or to stock up for an apocalypse in some doomsday bunker. Rather, we’re supposed to keep our eyes open–keep looking for Jesus, in every interaction, living as He taught us and spreading his love–so that when He does come, we will see Him right away.
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#revelation1#lookout #see #hope #lineart #inks #bw #blackandwhite #penandink #artistsoninstagram #drawdaily #jesusart #illustratedfaith

November 26, 2018 at 12:14AM

Starbound is here! You can find my new comic by following the link in my bio–$5 physical and PWYC digital. I’m really excited for you guys to read it, and I want to thank you all for your support and for letting me take that wee break to get this all sorted. And now, back to our regularly scheduled program.
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#comics #indie #indiecomics #newbook #debut #selfpublished #blackandwhite #bw #goreadit #jesusart #jesuscomics

November 23, 2018 at 06:40PM

I am very excited to announce that my new comic, “Starbound” will be available both physically and digitally tomorrow! I’ll be launching it at the @ecclesiaartscollective Arts Market tomorrow night at Kindred Culture HQ in Mississauga, but for those of you who can’t make the trek to ‘sauga, it will be available digitally through Gumroad and physically through Etsy. Check back tomorrow for more details!
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P.S. Yes, this was the secret project I’ve been working on 😜