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.

Stoking the fire

December 09, 2019

This song has my attention.

Baby face

December 05, 2019

What did Simeon see in the infant Jesus?

Despite my dislike of winter, there is something to be said for snow.

Lessons of the AGES

November 25, 2019

This acronym has me rethinking how Jesus approached teaching.

Old and Majestic

November 19, 2019

Why am I drawn to these ornate buildings?

Habits can be so limiting.

Guiding light

November 14, 2019

It’s a cold morning to be lying, face up, on a gravel parking lot.

Part of something bigger

November 06, 2019

The firmament overhead is startling.  Even if it is just in the ceiling.


November 03, 2019

“It’s important,” Alison says, “to never forget.” 

It’s weird, having all these people with me.

Pretty Dead Things

October 24, 2019

This outing is a grand experiment in observing.

Wilderness wandering

October 18, 2019

This back bay at low tide seems like an unlikely spot for God’s presence.

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