• Visualize Verses

    Visualize Verses V

      After I read a passage of Scripture, I like to close my eyes and see it come alive in my mind; the picture gives me more understanding of the words. Today, I saw Psalm 116 in three different stages: 1. The psalmist is captured and he is crying out for help. “The cords of death encompassed me, and the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow… I cried, ‘O Lord, save my life.'” (v. 3-4) 2. The Savior hears his cry and delivers! “I love the Lord because He hears my voice…the Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me…He has…

  • Visualize Verses

    Visualize Verses IV

    As I was thinking/praying this morning about what to submit for my bi-monthly post, the thought “Picture Scripture” came to my mind. Picture Scripture is the name of a journal that I had created a year ago for my sons, Bink and Davis, as they went off to their respective colleges. Interestingly (providentially?!), only MINUTES after I asked the Lord to confirm this idea as the appropriate post to submit this morning, I got an out-of-the-blue-text from my son Davis that simply said:”Reading my picture scripture”; and then he added this page of his journal, that I will now share with you: I texted Davis back, thanking him for his…

  • Visualize Verses

    Visualize Verses III

    In response to my last post (see Picture Scripture II), below are two more pages from my sons’ journals. Enjoy the deep truths alongside the simple “picture concordance”: For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12

  • Visualize Verses

    Visualize Verses II

    As I sent my boys off to college, Bink as a junior, and Davis as a deer-in-the-headlights freshman, I couldn’t help but throw in those last motherly comments like, “Brush your teeth” or “Wash your sheets every now and then” or “Fruit not fried”.  We mommas just can’t help being mommas, can we?! Another desire, however, that runs deeper than the physical instruction for my sons (and my daughters) is about their daily walk with the Lord. Over the summer, I put a little journal together for my boys called Picture Scripture.  Inside the pages, I wrote out a passage, and then put simple pictures beside it. Hopefully, this will…

  • Visualize Verses

    Visualize Verses

    I mentioned in a former post ( entitled The “Faith-Good Stuff”), the Lord often places a simple picture in my mind when I meditatie on His word. When this happens, I quickly sketch it in my notebook. The visual helps me unpack the meaning in a way that I can both see and then hopefully apply its truth to my daily walk. Below is yet another “thought on paper” concerning God’s word found in John 15:5. In this verse, Jesus is describing who He is in relation to his disciples: I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit. 1. I…