A hand-written icon on board at one of our prayer stations. My husband wrote this one as a study for the full icon he's completing now.

A hand-written icon on board at one of our prayer stations. My husband wrote this one as a study for the full icon he’s completing now.

One of the best parts of being  married to an iconographer is the daily reminder of God stepping into human life and inviting us to dance. I get to watch an egg turn into an image and wine turn into wonder.

This egg tray has wells deep enough to make a large amount of paint for a consistent float.

This egg tray has wells deep enough to make a large amount of paint for a consistent float.

Or, as this evening, a ceramic egg tray holding the perfect depth of wells for the float that will veil the light shining from the icon. Because while God loves us and always wants to dance, He never uses force to make us believe. The light from heaven has a curtain over it so that God can hide in plain sight and surprise our eyes when we look for Him.

Icon in progress Theotokos and Emmanuel

The icon of the Theotokos Eleusa after third highlight, waiting for third float.

Sometime this weekend, I will get to see the icon come alive.

Waiting for the final veil and final lines.

Waiting for the final veil and final lines.

I hope a grace light shines on you this weekend, too.

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