Love Letters to Jesus



During the month of February I'm creating my own Bible study. Selecting a beautiful passage from the Bible each day, I will try to write it down as best I can, in my best handwriting. Concentrating on the words. Writing slowly. Praying with the words. Singing sometimes. Add an embellishment of thanksgiving. And at the bottom of each page, leave my own little love note to Jesus...

I'm using very simple supplies. A Canson Sketch Pad. A set of Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens with 4 different nibs/brush tips. An Artline-Ergoline Calligraphy Pen. For a touch of color I have this fun wallet/set of 12 Stabilo Power Max Felt Tip Pens

We've had these supplies in a box. Good to make use of them! I'm still practicing a lot with the pens. Trying and testing the different nib sizes, the way the ink flows, how I can better use the movement of my hand...

But mostly thinking about the movement of my heart... 

I'll be sharing some love notes and other sweets here during the month between "usual' posting... stop by sometimes! :)))









Candles are lit for celebration and prayer this morning on our home altar-shelf... Today the Christian calendar marks The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. It is a day by many other names, including Presentation of the Lord. Traditionally this day is also known as Candlemas, in which beeswax candles for church and home use are blessed... A lovely day to remember! 


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  1. With Lent approaching, preparing in thoughts and words is such a beautiful way to express whats in your heart.

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    1. This creative project is such beautiful prayer time, as well as delight and fun!

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  2. I love that last thought Tracy, "But mostly thinking about the movement of my heart... " You share so much of your heart with us when you post, each post is a movement of your heart. I have been journaling and putting special things into a special journal for just that purpose. I haven't done any yet this month, but must get started. Happy February sweet friend. Love and hugs to you all! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much for you lovely comment, Marie! Your journal project sounds happy and exicting too... Maybe you'll share about it at your place?! :) ((HUGS))

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  3. What a creative and fun project. For February I am trying to list 5 things which made me happy the day before and 3 things I was grateful for. It isn’t anywhere near as pretty as you are making yours.

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    1. LOVE you journalling idea, Melanie--a gratitude journal! I'm hoping a side-effect of mine may be, with time, that my handwriting will improve too, as well as the counting of blessings... ;)

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  4. What a lovely way to express your devotion, Tracy. There is something very visceral about the combined movement of hand, heart and mind. It is a mindful, prayerful meditation and I think the idea is both spiritual and thoughtful. It's a long time since I've journaled daily, though I do an "oral" gratitude journal each night before going to sleep. Not long ago I found my written gratitude journal and I found it rather inspiring to review it. So much to be grateful for; perhaps I should begin again.

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    1. Lovely, Jeanie... finding your old journal and being much inspired by it! I used to do gratitude journalling too, would write down 5 things every night... I should maybe revive that good practice too!

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  5. very nice dear friend! happy feast day. HUGS and may Christ's light comfort you!

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  6. so beautiful.
    I find it comforting to re-visit the different writings of
    Thomas Merton this time of year.
    one of my favorites is compiled as 'Through the Year with Thomas Merton."
    there is something so simple and yet soul changing in his words.
    and the 'monk' in me needs the daily reminder of that simplicity of faith.
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! I just love Thomas Merton. His wisdom fills such parts of my soul! Reading him in winter gives the heart extra sustenance to pull us through the season, doesn't it?! I have a book similar to yours, entitled A Year with Thomas Merton: Daily Meditations from His Journals. I also really like his Book of Hours, which is set up like a liturgical book and has daily readings and prayers. I resonate with what you say "the monk in me".... the monk in me needs such daily refreshment too. :) ((HUGS))

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  7. I appreciate your description of watching the movement of your heart. It is heart work indeed.

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    1. The heart work is life-long work isn't it, Anne? That Jesus is with us through all the seasons of our life, it makes the work and the longing all the sweeter! :)))

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  8. Oh my sweet friend this is such a lovely idea. I love the thought of Love Letters To Jesus. I'm sure you will feel greatly uplifted and a special spiritual renewal of love for our Savior.
    Please do share some of your letters and thoughts. I will look forward to reading them since I love my Savior so much.
    You are an inspiration to me on this one.
    Sending extra loving thoughts and hugs your way. You are such a dear Sister in Christ!
    X0x0

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    1. the sweetest comments. It's been just a few days, but this Bible-writing practice has been a lovely way to slow down and dig a little deeper into the Word. :))) ((HUGS))

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  9. Hi Tracy, I love this. Movements of the heart ... perfectly said. And I love the calligraphy writing you are using, oh I love it so much. I can imagine how writing your favourite Bible passage in this style can be such a peaceful heartwarming relaxing practice. How much I love this! Thank you for sharing. Lots of love, Jitka

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