Yellow American Goldfinch
Psalm 57:2 (NLT)
I cry out to God Most High,
to God who will fulfill his purpose for me.
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) held against a natural wood setting. Growing up in Northern New Jersey it was a treat to see these bright little birds perched on a tree limb. This handmade stained glass piece reflects the beautiful sights I saw growing up in the Garden State. Each mosaic includes a scriptural passage, God’s words of inspiration. As for me, this passage reminds me to hold true to God’s purpose for our lives. My hope is to share the passion of God with others through artwork.
Psalm 145:9 (NLT)
The Lord is good to everyone.
He showers compassion on all his creation.
What drew me to the Ringed Kingfisher was it’s orange and blue complementary colors. It’s vibrant and lively colors are fitting to its name. Colors seen on the opposite sides of the color wheel are naturally found on the body of this small, rarely seen Texas river-dwelling bird. To me, it’s symbolic of opposition and unity through God’s creation. During times of isolation and social unrest, the Kingfisher reminds me of God’s all-encompassing unconditional love.
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) held against a natural wood setting. Each mosaic includes a scriptural passage, God’s words of inspiration. My hope is to share the passion of God with others through artwork.
New Living Translation (NLT)
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