Color and Pray

Here is a doodle that was birthed as a prayer over India. The peacock is India’s national bird. Peacock motifs are widespread in Indian temple architecture, old coinage, textiles and continue to be used in many modern items of art and utility. (Nair, P. Thankappan (1974). “The Peacock Cult in Asia” (PDF). Asian Folklore Studies.Continue reading “Color and Pray”

The Estuary

This is an old Selah Moment and a very important one. Possibly one from 2011 or 2012. My husband, Uday Balasundaram had just shared with me the vision God had placed in his heart. How can we be the church? What does it mean to be the church? As I read Ezekiel 47 I ponderedContinue reading “The Estuary”

..according to God’s Steadfast love

I recently visited Chennai, India the land where I grew up. One evening while sharing dinner with some friends we laughed over our goofiness and gave thanks to our God for His faithfulness. That day I had been contemplating over Psalm 51: Have mercy on me O God according to your steadfast love, according toContinue reading “..according to God’s Steadfast love”

precious in the eyes of our Creator God

A couple of days ago I started this doodle on a scrap of paper during a Lectio Divina reading of Psalm 139:13 -16 The media and hearts of many were still buzzing from the shooting incident that took the lives of some in a community and caused terror to many more. One of the membersContinue reading “precious in the eyes of our Creator God”

Psalm 139

A couple of days ago I started this doodle on a scrap of paper during a Lectio Divina reading of Psalm 139:13 -16 The media and hearts of many were still buzzing from the shooting incident that took the lives of some in a community and caused terror to many more. One of the membersContinue reading “Psalm 139”

Selah with me – Ponder and Color

‘Selah with me’ is an invitation to ponder with me on a topic/passage or theme. Many Colorists have expressed their desire to color the doodle “estuary”. So let’s Selah together. If you are a doodler  do share with us your doodle and thoughts on the passage. Below is the passage I was ruminating over. IfContinue reading “Selah with me – Ponder and Color”

The estuary

Estuary, the place where the river meets the sea. The river waters entering the sea through riverlets forms small islands between its streams before flowing into the sea. These marsh lands are fertile grounds for diverse trees that bear fruit and are lush with life. The river water mixes with the sea water and createsContinue reading “The estuary”

start the conversation

Every lent we sow a seed. The seed is observed through a glass jar. Each child gets to pick her own seed and care for it, that usually means enough sunlight and water. For this experiment we use paper towels or cotton instead of soil. We watch the seed every day and make observations. EveryContinue reading “start the conversation”

St Patrick’s day

St. Patrick was English. Abducted by the Irish, he was then thrown into slavery, escaped, entered the priesthood and felt called to go back to the very people that wronged him. He went back and spread the Christian faith of forgiveness, grace, and Trinity. It seems he has been adopted by the Irish through livingContinue reading “St Patrick’s day”