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Realizing the presence, promise, and power of the Kingdom of God.

Bruce Van Patter

As a freelance illustrator, graphic recorder, and author, Bruce is on a lifelong journey to delight in the handiwork of the Creator. And he’s always ready for fellow travelers.

A window to the kingdom

October 09, 2018

The piano is an unlikely place to have a revelation about art.

The fences in our way

October 06, 2018

What barriers keep us from seeing God in the world around us?

Joy unleashed

October 01, 2018

The sign before me has me asking, “What does it take to be joyful?”

A nice ring to it

September 29, 2018

Waiting for me in the ringing chamber are ropes, draped in the air like a giant arachnid.

Floor time

September 24, 2018

Playing with a toddler is giving me a fresh view of faith.

Art that invites

September 20, 2018

The shiny surface above me is like a living Escher drawing.

Tomatoes in the basement

September 15, 2018

In the cellar to get laundry, I am once again surprised by the sight of ripe cherry tomatoes.

Making a name

September 12, 2018

The Empire State Building looms outside my window like a giant hypodermic needle.

Face time

September 08, 2018

This morning, my pareidolia is acting up.

Unexpected light

September 06, 2018

The candle appears like an apparition in my darkened room, aglow without a flame.

I ask Kim simply, “What do you look for?”

The art of looking up

August 27, 2018

I can pinpoint the moment when my dark mood began to lift.

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