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Prata Potpourri: Pictures. A blog full of visuals for the brain tired of reading

By Elizabeth Prata

This was the sunset out the front of my door last night. God is incredible as Creator. I wrote about sunsets the other day, here.

EPrata photo

We are a visual people now. We enjoy pictures, illustrations, and memes as much, or more, than reading text. So here are some visuals for the folks who are tired of reading and need a mini-break.

THAT’S easy enough to do these days, isn’t it!

If you have no time or are not skilled at making scripture photos, there are Christian Wallpapers Here

This is totally true:

Oops!

The Ascension:

The depiction of the Ascension of Christ appears often in Renaissance art and iconography. Dating from the early 1300s, Giotto di Bondone’s Christ stays true to the traditional depiction of the son of God reaching towards the Heavens. But unlike many artworks of a similar period, his Christ is a fully realised figure not merely a romanticised ideal. Considered to be one of the finest artists of his generation, Giotto is also often named as one of the founders of the Italian Renaissance. More here

and they said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11)

If you’re interested in learning about The Ascension, where little has been written exclusively about that momentous event, Derek Thomas has a book all about it! “Taken Up To Heaven: The Ascension of Christ“, available at Reformation Heritage Books,

Below, Elizabeth Prata collage art. I wonder if we understand, truly understand, how ugly sin is and how guilty we are before a holy God

Watercolor by EPrata. One Christmas vacation in FL I bought a pack of index cards and a kids’ dot paint set for my own amusement. I wanted to see how many different designs I could produce with the same materials, just to challenge my creativity.

Now for some real art: Just gaze at the pretty

Camille, Monet’s first wife, is shown with a child in the garden of their house in Argenteuil, near Paris,
where they lived between 1872 and 1877. Claude Monet

Humility. Ugh. We could all use more, don’t you think?

EPrata photo

I am not God’s masterpiece and I am not enough. I need Christ every day, I’m as helpless as a babe and apart from Him I can do nothing.

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Christian writer and Georgia teacher's aide who loves Jesus, a quiet life, art, beauty, and children.

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