The Romans named the first month of the year January after Janus, the god of the beginnings and the ends. Janus is depicted with two heads facing in opposite directions. This image of two faces represent the past and the future but also wisdom. This brings to my mind John Dewey’s quote on reflection: ”Continue reading “We do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on experience.”
Let’s start 2021 engaging with the scriptures using art. What you will need:* a few sheets of paper* a pen/pencil/eraser* bible No prior art experience required. The artform we will use as we meditate uses simple lines and patterns. We will do some simple drawing exercises, create a toolbox of patterns to create our visualContinue reading “Scripture Engagement Through The Arts”
The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. Psalm 23:1 Psalm 23:1-4 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even thoughContinue reading “Advent Art Devotional 2020 – Jehovah Rohi”
The Japanese have a tradition of choosing a ‘kanji’ (Japanese character) at the end of the year. This kanji is chosen to define or represent the year. During our time together we will reflect over 2020 and define it with lines and patterns. Meditative Art – Dec 29th 2020 22:30 IST (12pm EST) – 24:00Continue reading “Year-end Meditative Art”
Visio Divina is an ancient form of contemplative prayer. Visio Divina uses an art form like a painting, a sculpture or a drawing to engage our visual senses as we enter and linger in God’s presence. The basic steps in practicing this form of prayer and meditation are as follows: Close your eyes and pray.Continue reading “Visio Divina”
This year Selah Art would like to share with you Advent Devotionals on the Names of God along with collaborative art created by 4 artists who have attended one or more of the Selah Art Webinars. This project was so much fun to do together with these ladies – each of us designed one visualContinue reading “Advent Art Devotional contributors”
Many of my friends in the western hemisphere are celebrating Thanksgiving. This year is unlike any other, we are probably keeping it small, or just staying out. It’s a great time for reflection, for some quiet space with the Almighty. We have been through a lot as individuals, families, communities, nations, and on a globalContinue reading “Thanksgiving 2020”
May the God of grace and mercy grant you His peace that passes all understanding.
Hello everyone! 2020 has been a challenging year for us at a global level. Our circumstances may have forced changes on us that have left us a little shaken – perhaps the loss of a job, the loss of a loved one, sickness, loneliness, depression, anxiety, or the likes. Sometimes disruption can take our gazeContinue reading “Advent Art Devotional”
Empathy is being aware of another person’s feelings.