Friday, January 29, 2010

FOCUSED IF


There is a story in the Bible about when Jesus walked on water. Peter asked Him if he could come out to him and Jesus said "come." Peter actually stood on the water for a brief moment, but then he took his focus off of Jesus and focused on the winds and waves and began to sink. Let us Keep our eyes "focused" on Jesus , the author and perfecter of our faith. Hebrews12:2

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful! I LOVE how Jesus' eyes are focused on the viewer!! I also love how Peter is really clinging to the boat-- sometimes we need to let go, don't we? Excellent work!

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  2. Nice work on light and shadow!

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  3. Wonderful work, Jack. Thanks for the reminder.

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  4. I love this. I wish you would create a children's bible blog or website with your illustrations. I know many parents and even adults would love it!

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  5. Outstanding! I love it. This is one of my favorite stories from the Bible. Keep your eyes on Jesus and you can do anything!

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  6. Wonderful. So much story reflected in just two characters. Great job!

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  7. I LOVE your blog. Your pictures are fabulous. And I love how you bring in the Bible stories with them. I can't wait to show my boys the pictures.

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  8. Okay,now lets celebrate that wonderful word with an offering! This is such a wonderful illustration and I will think of it when we have our bible class with the children. This is just wonderful! I really love it! Reminds me of the scripture, " I will keep you in prefect peace if you keep your mind stayed on me" I love this. Great post.

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  9. ohhh this is really nice, jack! love the feel of the waves in peter's garment.

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  10. Wow! I needed that verse today. Thank you Jack and thank you for your nice comment on my post. I checked out both of your blogs and it looks like you are quite the encourager to a lot of other artists.

    Peter holding onto the boat really caught my eye, since I catch myself doing that often when I am trying to be brave and go for my dreams. This is a great word picture for me. Thanks

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  11. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words in praying for my dear sister. Prayer is vitally important in my life and I appreciate your thoughts in doing so for my family as well.

    Blessings,
    Alleluiabelle

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  12. Hi Jack! Thanks for visiting my blog. I will have to go over to Amazon and buy p Poodle and Doodle for my grandson. It looks adorable. Your illustrations are wonderful. Do you use the computer e.g. illustrator or is it all by hand? I have a Christian children's book called Run for the Prize. I illustrated it but it was several years ago and I could have done a bit better now! But that's what God wanted it to look like!

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  13. Came for a visit from Joane's blog.

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  14. Thank you so much for stopping by...don't know how you found me but glad you did.
    I have loved working with kids for a long time now...and visual is so important when teaching them God's word.
    Because it is so important to me to see that they understand God's word on their own level...I wrote the book you saw. I have another book waiting in the wings should God decide that He wants this work out their for His children.
    I love the work that you have done here...may God continue to bless you as you use your gift for His glory. Love the idea that Peter held on to the boat as he put his feet over the side...how like Peter I am. :)

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  15. Beautiful reminder of this scripture, thank you Jack! Love the composition in this and the dark colors (except for Jesus of course!)

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  16. very cool illustration.great coloring.
    I'm gonna try that "walikng on the water" deal this summer at the beach.

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  17. Your artwork really brought that scene to life. I love seeing the Word in picture form...just like the parables Jesus taught, sometimes a picture can tell a thousand words...

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  18. you gave such a dimensional quality to this Jack! the colours are outstanding and the eyes have such a soulful quality which is what you would hope to see :D beautiful!

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  19. Thanks for the reminder....needed it today. Great illo, too!

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  20. Sweet image Jack. I habitually check your page each week now to see what crazy and/or wonderful image you have conjoured up - and this week I enjoy your image very much. ;)

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  21. Great idea Jack! Good luck with your new blog :)

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  22. You hit the mark with your interpretation this week for focus. Good luck with your new blog.

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  23. Great picture and great writing. And I've just been over to your new blog. I love it!

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  24. Great idea for the prompt, Jack! Have a great day! :)

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