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Visual Faith- Holy Land Journaling

A recent trip to Israel allowed some time 
for journaling and connecting 
to the Scriptures that match 
the geography of the journey.
 This is the story of the healing of the man
 at the Pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem.
Writing Scripture and praying for God
 to work in my heart through these words. 
 The demon possessed man 
in the land of the Gerasenes.
The blind man healed in Jericho.
The calling of the disciples at Lake Gennesaret.
The miracle of water into wine at Cana.

Reading the story right
"in the vicinity of"....
To see what the connecting dots
 are that help make sense of simple words.
Resting in the place of setting,
moving through a timeline,
to see the outline.
And answer the question- 
what does it mean for me?

Colored pencils
Fine-Point Sharpie pen
Washi tape
NIV Noteworthy New Testament 
(2008 Zondervan- 
Only available used on Amazon- 
and not inexpensive)


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