Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Re- freshed, Re- newed, Re- directed

The featured speaker at the Summit this year was Morgan Jackson from Faith Comes By Hearing. He was an incredible story teller, sharing stories of the Word of God impacting illiterate people through the audio Bible.

A great reminder received from Morgan Jackson is that God’s Word can be shared in stories. I do not have to recite Scripture referring to book, chapter and verse to share the Bible. Memorizing is difficult for me, but I can remember the idea or story, and the Bible is full of great stories. Perhaps I will be less likely to alienate others with recitation, and instead will engage them in dialogue on thoughts that emerge from stories.

I was also reminded of people I so easily forget. They seem so far removed from me, the poor, illiterate. Rather than keeping up on the latest cell phone, they communicate orally because they cannot read and do not have the means to purchase the latest technology. Our church is a fervent supporter of translating God’s Word into native people’s heart languages. How exciting to go even deeper and reach those who cannot read by sharing the spoken Word.


The Summit was so inspiring. Lately I have found myself in a rut. The lessons learned at the Summit allowed me to re-examine my priorities and my focus. I never want to become complacent or comfortable or a grumbler. To me that is death, but I was heading down that path. I can only thank God for redirecting me.

The first day of the Summit I immediately had to run to the studio and produce these pendants:

Both are Scripture cut from my ancient, dilapidated Bible. The horizontal one features the Scripture:

Isaiah 55:3  Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

And the pendant with the cross says:

Galatians 5:1  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

amanda ∞

4 Comments on “Re- freshed, Re- newed, Re- directed”

  1. I’m so happy that you have been renewed and refreshed in the spirit. Your pendants are truly inspired. I love the idea.

  2. The Proclaimer is a very cool ministry tool! I am glad God used this time to renew your spirit! And, I love the cross pendant. Our freedom from bondage is the focus of our Passover preparation ~

  3. coming up soon at our church we are having a missions conference, so missionaries we support are coming to preach . the military is our church’s main ministry, but of course missionaries… especially here in europe. i like coming away from these conferences with these same feelings, and God’s reminder that there is more in my little world than just me. 🙂 thank you for an early reminder.

  4. Oh…I really like these. There is something about His word in print that is like a truth beacon for me. I’m always drawn to it and always lead to calmer waters.

    Beautiful design.

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