Monday, January 30, 2012

A Quick Look at the Icon

Here's the most recent icon I've been working on. All of the layers have been added (with the exception of the Greek letters at the top). This is the 4th in that Icon Series.

Why Are You Carrying That bag of Rocks?

What if, while on your journey, you came across someone who was moving at a much slower pace. It then became clear to you that the reason why he was struggling so much: he had a bag of rocks tied to his back! Anyone of us would wonder "Why?!"
It's not only important to have a destination in our journey of life, but it helps to travel efficiently along that path. When we hang on to past hurts or our own sin, they become like a bag of rocks weighing us down. That bag just gets bigger and bigger and more burdensome. Soon, we find it impossible to function properly. Self medication doesn't solve the problem, nor does self-destructive addictive behavior. The only way to experience true freedom is to forgive those who have hurt us and to ask Jesus to forgive us for our sins.
I address the latter of those two solutions in today's video blog. Jesus said,"Come unto Me all you who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest."
As for my art, I'm making progress on the left panel of the triptych.

We're All on a Journey

If we're going someplace, it helps to have a destination. Like Benjamin Franklin said (or was it Samuel Clemens?), "If you aim at nothing, you're sure to hit it." My devotion segment of this installment of my video blog addresses that issue on a grand scale. Where is your life ultimately headed? Where will you be spending eternity?
In each video entry, in addition to that brief devotional, I will show you around the camp ground where I am staying in Arizona. I'll also show you a little bit about what I'm doing with my my traveling studio.