THY JOY IN MY SORROW

This may be the hardest aspect of the gospel for me to understand. THY JOY IN MY SORROW... What exactly does that mean?  I may not have suffered the trials that some of my brothers and sisters have, but I am a human, and I have had, and do have, deep sorrow. There are many [...]

Paint+Draw w/ WnA 2018

Paint+Draw w/ WnA 2018

  Why:    Part of our mission here at Wondern Awe is to promote and nurture the love and joy of artistic pursuits.  For this reason, we are announcing the second annual  Paint + Draw with Wondern Awe National Homeschool Art Contest!  (Click here to see last year's contest as well as the winning entries.) [...]

Thy life in my death

Thy life in my death

“It’s a J-curve. Jesus lives a J-curve. He describes his life as a seed dying and rising again. … Gospel stories are possible only because God actively shapes history, bringing life where there is death.” - Paul Miller 7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss [...]

Your Light in my Darkness

This Lenten season, we hope you have decided to worship with us day by day, meditating on the paradoxes that are the Gospel.  These paradoxes are laid out beautifully in Arthur Bennet's Valley of Vision  prayer and if you haven't already, you can join us in our worship by using our printable Lent journal and [...]

A Day of Ashes, A Day of Hearts

So here we are. Valentine's Day and The beginning of Lent. I wanted to share this podcast a friend shared with me, to give some encouragement and a path through the valley, as we journey in this Lenten season.  What Emily Freeman says is exactly what Sara and I hope to live out in this [...]

Lenten Landscape Liturgy

Lenten Landscape Liturgy

For Lent, we are switching things up a bit.  Our goal is to be simple and meditative.  Instead of daily prompts, we have created weekly postures* based on the Valley of Vision prayer.  The free printable booklet for this project is at bottom of post, along with instructions for creating the landscape piece.  *Posture 1 [...]

the mini feast

Last weekend, we hosted "Enchanted Reality: a mini feast" where we invited local participants of Enchanted Reality: a drawing liturgy for advent to come break bread and share thoughts, writings, and/or artwork.  It was a sweet time with a small crowd which allowed everyone to share, even our kids. I confess it is not easy for [...]