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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.

Out of order

August 24, 2018

The sculpture caught me by surprise, like some malevolent spider on the wall.

As I wander around this small, tourist town, I just keep thinking, “Why lighthouses?”

Secret Ingredients

August 18, 2018

This is the best 8:18 moment in a century.

Ready to fly

August 15, 2018

It’s our fourth time and it isn’t getting any easier.

I’m walking in downtown Houston when a sign gets all in my business.

Beyond the cocoon

August 07, 2018

If change is inevitable, why is it so painful?

Mushroom moments

August 05, 2018

My daughter and I are gawking at a mushroom that is small, shiny and gaudy purple.

Fish there

August 02, 2018

As the captain scans the watery expanse for feeding birds, I am distracted by thoughts of Simon Peter.

A new twist

July 29, 2018

The long balloon is quickly transforming in my brother’s hands.

I have found a sure-fire way to connect to the greatness of God.

Single focus

July 16, 2018

My grandson has cars on his mind.

Heaven’s vault

July 11, 2018

The coin, heavy in my hand, is quite a find.

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