Last week my wife and I went to Corpus Christi, Texas, and stayed at a hotel by the harbor. There, we attended the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas' 113th Council. I was a one of the 3 elected delegates from my church, so it was a true honor, especially since I got to participate in the election of our new Suffragan Bishop, The Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson. The theme for this year's Council came from Revelation 21:5, "Behold, I make all things new."
|Blue Heron Spotted During Morning Walk|
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The theme was chosen by our Bishop Coadjutor, David Reed, because he interprets "behold" as a word of hope and call to action for the Church in church matters and in the world. He sees Revelation as a call for us to seek "real life and peace and healing" during our times of "pain, sin, confusion, division and hopelessness." "The future fulfillment envisioned and promised in Revelation bends back upon present times, shedding light, transforming lives, sending us into our communities and our culture."
|"Real isn't how you are made. It's a thing that happens to you."|
From THE VELVETEEN RABBIT By Margery Williams
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Therefore, although they were long days of meetings, reports, elections, and other church business, I found comfort and strength in the underlying message. I realized that even if it's not much, my humble words and actions to benefit others can make a difference. Rather I share inspirational posts and artwork through social media, take communion to the sick, work with my students, help with community events, etc, I can contribute to the welfare of my family, community, and the world at large.
|Corpus Christi Harbor|
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I hope this summary of my experience inspires you to take charge and make a difference in this world, no matter how small a task that may be. A simple smile can make a world of difference, so pass it on. Anyway, I want to thank all my followers, as well as everyone who takes the time to leave a comment. It truly means a lot to me. Peace - Paz - Shalom!
it would work much better for us all!
Your take on the Revelation 21:5
is super drawn and the card is just lovely!
Thank you very much for joining in at Art Journal Journey again!
I am always pleased to see you at the Challenge Blog!
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful sketch and joining the folk at AJJ, I'm pleased you liked the theme I chose.
It must have been good see the Blue Heron as you were talking your walk.
Take care. God bless.
Have a nice ABC-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
Arnoldo you must feel most humble.
I just love the sketch of the Heron,
Blessings and best wishes,
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Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^
Thanks for sharing!
have a beautiful Sunday
Your Heron is just stunning! And I love the words you used to represent this page and time- just beautiful! Your event sounds like it was very special-Blessings~
Thank you for sharing your inspiration. I recently began an art journal for the first time. I kept contemplating on doing this for years and doing nothing about until now. I decided I'd make an honest stab at art sketches for the April A-Z Challenge. I'm not an "artist" meaning I do not have any training other than the little I got in high school 37 years ago. Your hand-stamped Easter card is adorable! I remember reading the Velveteen Rabbit to our kids. It's a sweet story. Have a good day and God bless!
that great you were 1 of 3 delegates from your church, I'm sure you were grateful for being given the opportunity