Last year the Scripture chapter theme was Ephesians 1. I needed it because I wrestled hard with Identity and who I was made to be. The learning curve was very steep and it wasn’t until the end of the year that I was able to measure growth. Now, at a new place, in a new season, I am so grateful. Grateful for the things learned last year, and grateful I’m not in the same place I was.
When I learned Bernice Hopper was setting up an online art journaling group with the title of Identity: A Study in Ephesians, I knew I wanted to participate. I’ve really enjoyed her groups, and this one was speaking my language: Art, Scripture, Community and Encouragement, and Identity as a theme. This time they include podcasts from Rob Davey, pastor at Bernice’s church. They are so insightful. Working in my journal while listening to the messages has enhanced the spiritual journey.
I admit, I am one of those people who jump in and then tend to do my own thing. So I don’t always follow the prompts or do things in the suggested order etc., but this group is understanding and we are free to journey through in our own way. I like that. It’s also a safe and kind group to connect with.
Here is the standing front cover and flap with the “identity” journal title.