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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Thank You for visiting my site I have moved to  please pay a visit                                      


         Bible Journaling is not just about illustrations. If just taking notes and highlighting
 appeals to you it is still Bible Journaling. If you are intimidated, and do not know
 where to start you can purchase inexpensive journals. There are times when I 
just write down a passage that speaks to me.
                                                           Saint Paul John II 
"Not all are called to be artist in the specific sense of the term. Yet as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life; in a sense they are to make of it a Work of Art "    



John 20 
The Appearance to Mary of Magdala

But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at 
the feet where the body of Jesus had been. And they said to her, "Woman why are you weeping?" She said to them,"They have taken my Lord, and I don't know where they laid him." When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?  Whom are you looking for?”She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him. ”Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew,"Rabbouni" , which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on  to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to my  Father and your Father, to my God and your God”

Mary of Magdala went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and what he told her.

This has always been one of my favorite passages from the Bible. As the first early Christians, I  also look  to Saint Mary Magdalene as an example of penitence. Jesus shows Mary love and mercy as he does today with us.


The Apostle  to the Apostles

 She is the first to the Tomb in the morning and the first person Christ reveals himself to after the resurrection.Mary Magdalene was given the title "The Apostle to The Apostles" in The Gospel of John, Jesus chose Mary to deliver the Easter message.Mary was a prominent disciple of Jesus who followed him along with other women in Galilee and to Jerusalem. She is mentioned in all four Gospel accounts.

                                             John 20

     Now it happened that after this he made his way through towns and villages preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. With him went the Twelve, as well as certain women who had been cured of evil spirits and ailments: Mary surnamed the Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their own resources. 
        These Galilean women will later accompany Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem and become witnesses to his death and resurrection, where Mary Magdalene and Joanna are specifically mentioned. The association of women with the ministry of Jesus is most unusual in the light of the attitude of first-century Palestinian Judaism toward women, early rabbinic documents caution against speaking with women in  in public.   
quoted by The Catholic Bible Study 
            In a day when women were generally treated as inferior, Jesus treated women with respect and compassion.  Jesus showed respect for all women , regardless of their nationality or status.

At Pope Francis's request, the annual observance on the Catholic calendar of St. Mary Magdalene, referred by some as the "repentant sinner" and proclaimed the Easter Message to the apostles and to the world has been made a major feast day marking women the first evangelizers. 
A decree issued by the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, headed by Cardinal Robert Sarah. It says that this woman,"recognized by the faithful as "a paradigm of the ministry of women  the Church."
Archbishop Arthur Roche, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, explains the meaning of the decree that will enable Mary Magdalene to be "celebrated" liturgically like the rest of the apostles. "The decision is situated in the current ecclesial context, which calls upon us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of women, the new evangelisation and the greatness of the mystery of divine mercy. It was St. John Paul II who dedicated great attention not only to the importance of women in the very mission of Christ and the Church, but also, and with special emphasis, to the peculiar function of St. Mary Magdalene as the first witness of the Risen Christ and the first messenger who announced to the apostles the resurrection of the Lord. This importance remains in today's Church – as shown by the current commitment to a new evangelisation – which seeks to welcome, without distinction, men and women of any race, people, language and nation, to proclaim to them the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage and to offer them the wonders of God's salvation. St. Mary Magdalene is an example of true and authentic evangelisation, that is, an evangeliser who proclaims the joyful central message of Easter."  Therefore it is right that the liturgical celebration of this woman should have the same level of festivity given to the apostles in the General Roman Calendar, and that the special mission of this woman be highlighted, as an example and model to every woman in the Church", concluded Archbishop Roche.


       In Jesus's darkest hours to his crucifixion, the women did not abandon him.     Stroll thru my Art Gallery


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bible Journal Inspirations and Illustrations on Saint Matthew 6 "Do Not Worry"

Thank you for visiting my Site however I have moved  The Samaritans Well  to a different address 

Don't worry to the point of losing your inner Peace
Pray with perseverance
With Faith 
With Calmness
            and Serenity   Saint Padre Pio


  Depend on God  

                   Saint Matthew 6: 25-34 

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or [drink], or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wildflowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If  God so clothes the grass of the field,which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say "What are we to eat?" or "What are we to drink?"
or "What are we to wear?" All these thing the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the Kingdom [of God] and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself . Sufficient for a day is its own evil. 
       Jesus spoke these words 2000 years ago, we have the same problems and anxieties today. I am 57 years old I still am learning how to Depend on God. It requires Faith, strong Faith.If you do not have this Faith; pray and ask God to depend on him.This will be the start of a beautiful relationship with your Heavenly Father.
     We cannot eliminate worry from our lives there are times when we need to be concerned; sin, health and safety and much more. We will always have concerns, for ourselves and our loved ones especially if you are a parent. How often do we spend useless time worrying and inventing situations
 and problems that do not even occur or worrying over material possessions that will not benefit us a year from now or material possessions that are costly and just create more issues; you know the saying the more you own the more problems you have.

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 This is a Bible my parents gave me 30 years ago.

It is quite large with heavy paper. 
To be on the safe side I used drawing paper 
I  cut to size; to fit the blank page
and then just used two sided tape to adhere to the  page. What I like about this Bible there are blank pages to draw on. I know what your thinking . Draw in your Bible! If your nervous about drawing in your Bible you can always use a plain inexpensive Journal.  

Dick Blick has numerous Journals, so many to choose from this is a great pick. With choices in sizes and types of paper, I like the ones with mixed media or the ones with watercolor paper, which is more durable. They have the largest variety of colored pencil sets available or can can buy individual colors.                   


More Supplies

For this illustration, I used prismacolor pencils. I used the Sargent Glitter Pens; I purchased this small set at Hobby Lobby.
   I like using Derwent coloursoft pencils which blend nicely.

But remember it is not about the art or calligraphy, its about the Bible!  

 Quote from St. John Paul II

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No matter what religion you are we are all brothers and sisters of Christ 

we just want to have respect and compassion for each other                  


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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Welcome to my New Blog Page

The Woman at the Samaritans Well

            Hi my name is Diana Penrod and this is my new Blog Page.
   I have discovered a new creative outlet Bible Journaling.
  This has led me to starting a blog of sharing art and religion thru illustrations.
   Art opens our senses to the beauty of God which brings us closer to the interior Life.  I plan to share my thoughts and creative illustrations of scripture. I pray  you will find encouragement ,hope and peace in my new calling. I always feel close to God when creating my art and I see  Gods beauty everywhere and in everyone. I feel God has been calling me to share my thoughts and ideas with others.                                     

                             The Samaritan Women

  I feel like I have a lot in common with the woman from Samaria that Jesus met at Jacob's Well.   Read  John Chapter 4  in the Bible.
    When Jesus meets the woman from Samaria at Jacobs well he asked her for a drink. The woman questions why Jesus would even talk to her. The Woman felt unworthy.  Jesus offers her the Living Waters.  "but whoever drinks the waters I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal Life."
 God loves all of us no matter who we are or what we have done he comes to us where we are . I will  share with you how God has came into my life and the beautiful changes that have happened in the weeks following.
       I plan to share creative ideas but also hopefully be inspiring in everyday matters and events. My next Blog I plan to go in more detail about Bible Journaling, which I just started so I could use a lot of help from my readers the art is easy the calligraphy a little more challenging.   These are the supplies I started with .The Bible above I just purchased. I like the foot notes I can use study scripture, however the pages a thin so I like to add pages from my
sketch book  with washi  tape.     

So please join me on my new journey.

These are a preview of my sketches