Saturday, August 12, 2017

Old Church Bell

Description of Illustration: old bell, Southwestern church, cross-hatching, stipple

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Baptism Title in black and white

Description of Illustration: ocean waves, river, stream, water, title, text "Baptism"

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Wedding Toast in black and white

Description of Illustration: black and white drawing of a bride and groom toasting each other on their wedding day

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Under the shadow of the Almighty...

Description of the illustration: original pastel by Kathy Grimm, child, with scripture "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, 'My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Psalm 91:1-2 (ESV)

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Three gold patterned papers for Chrismon crafting

Gold printable patterns for Chrismons by Kathy Grimm
       I've made some ornamental, printable papers here for those of you who are crafting paper Chrismons. These may be printed and used in personal crafts only. Do not resale them for profit or include them in any other online distribution. Terms of Use.




Friday, August 4, 2017

Lighthouse and John 8:12


Description of the illustration: lighthouse, Gospel of John, sea, ocean, scripture "I am the light of the world. He that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." John 8:12

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Baby says... "I got the good stuff"

 
Description of the illustration: baby, card, money, text, "I got the good stuff. Thanks."

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jesse Tree Ornaments - The Burning Bush

"And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed." Exodus 3:2 (KJB)
Patterns for crafting a burning bush symbol for your Jesse tree.
Color suggestion for painting
the burning bush symbol.
       Burning Bush, that in which the Lord appeared to Moses at the foot of mount Horeb. Exodus 3:2 Such was the splendor of the Divine Majesty, that its effulgence dazzled his sight, and he was unable to behold it; and in token of his humanity, submission and reverence, "Moses his his face." So did Elijah in after-times. 1 Kings 19:12. Yea, the very angels cover their faces in the presence of God. Isaiah 6:2. When the Hebrew lawgiver, just before his death, pronounced his blessing upon the chosen tribes, he called to mind this remarkable event and supplicated in behalf of the posterity of Joseph, "the good will of him that dwelt in the bush," Deuteronomy 33:16. 
       These last words of Moses seem to indicate, that there was, in this memorable transaction, something of an allegorical or mystical import, though there are different opinions as to the particular thing that it was designed to shadow forth. Some have thought that Jehovah dwelling in the bush, in a blaze of fire, and the former not being consumed by it, might possibly be intended as an emblem of godliness which was exhibited in the fullness of the times, when "the WORD, who was with God, and was God, and by whom all things were created, was made flesh, and tabernacled (to tent) among men"--the brightness of the Father's glory, and in whom all the fullness of the Godhead dwelt bodily. 1 John 1:1-14 and Col. 1: 15-19; ch.2:9. And this was the truth, reality, and ultimate import of the Shechinah, there can be no reasonable doubt. But others consider that the particular thing intended to be taught the Hebrews by this phenomenon, namely, the bush of thorns or briars, burning yet not consumed, was to intimate to them that God was present with them in their great affliction and tribulations, and, by his providence, so ordering matters that their afflictions did not consume them; agreeably to the words of the prophet: "In all their afflictions he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them." Isaiah 63:9 "This fire, also," says bishop Patrick, "might be intended to show that God would there meet with the Israelites and give them his law in fire and lightning, and yet not consume them." Jones.
A baker's clay sample of the burning bush ornament.

Easter Egg Banners


Description of the illustration: Two versions of Easter egg Banners, churches may superimpose a text on top of the Banners for Lent or Easter


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Small Sepia Dividers for Fall Layouts

sea shell divider
Description of the illustration: five different dividers in sepia

wild rose divider

ivy divider

grape vine divider

cornucopia divider

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Jesse Tree Ornament - The Crown

"David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah."  2 Samuel 5:4 (KJB)
Patterns for crafting a crown of David symbol for your Jesse tree.

A color suggestion for painting the crown of David symbol.
       King David  was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah, reigning in c. 1010–970 BC.
       Depicted as a valorous warrior of great renown, a poet, and musician credited for composing many of the psalms contained in the Book of Psalms, King David is viewed in biblical sources as a righteous and effective king both in battle and in providing civil and criminal justice. He is described as a man after God's own heart in "But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee." 1 Samuel 13:14 and "And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will." Acts 13:22.
       The Hebrew prophets regarded him as the ancestor of the future messiah. The New Testament says he was an ancestor of Jesus.

Baker's clay version of a crown of David symbol.

Jesse Tree Ornament - The Natal Star

"When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was." Matthew 2:9 (KJB)
Patterns for crafting a natal star symbol for your Jesse tree.

       The Star of Bethlehem, or Christmas Star, appears only in the nativity story of the Gospel of Matthew, where "wise men from the East" (Magi) are inspired by the star to travel to Jerusalem.There they meet King Herod of Judea, and ask where the king of the Jews had been born. Herod, following a verse from the Book of Micah interpreted as a prophecy, directs them to Bethlehem, to the south of Jerusalem. The star leads them to Jesus' home in the town, where they worship him and give him gifts. The wise men are then given a divine warning not to return to Herod so they return home by a different route.
       Many Christians believe the star was a miraculous sign to mark the birth of the Christ (or Messiah). Some theologians claimed that the star fulfilled a prophecy, known as the Star Prophecy. Astronomers have made several attempts to link the star to unusual astronomical events, such as a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, a comet or a supernova.
       The subject is a favorite at planetarium shows during the Christmas season, although the Biblical account describes Jesus with a broader Greek word, which can mean either "infant" or "child" (paidon), rather than the more specific word for infant (brephos), possibly implying that some time has passed since the birth. The visit is traditionally celebrated on Epiphany (January 6) in Western Christianity.

       Natal stars, whether they have four points or eight are generally used to reference the star that directed the wise men to see baby Jesus. There are three reasons behind this selection.
  1.  The first being that the shorter arms of the horizontal points and the longer arm of the lowest point configure a cross shape. This shape serves as a reminder of Christ's death on a cross. 
  2. The second reason being the association with the wise men or three kings to astrology. They used the star of Bethlehem to guide them to the baby's location. Astrology charts, compasses and other items used by those who study the stars often depict natal stars.
  3.  And the third reason, the term natal means something relating to the place or time of a person's birth.
A color suggestion for painting the natal star symbol.
A sample of the natal star made with baker's clay.