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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.

The morning star

July 30, 2021

Mind if I layer metaphors?

A true original

July 25, 2021

It’s so perfect, it looks like a painting.

I hadn’t expected such a bounty of grapes.

To pile rocks is so intrinsically human.

The resilient one

July 09, 2021

This plant just won’t give up.

Light up the sky

July 02, 2021

Somewhere behind these clouds, the sun is up.

This beach find is remarkable.

Finding pasture

June 23, 2021

I mean, just look at that face.


June 16, 2021

All these years and I never noticed.

My cereal is being profound this morning.

The golden ruler

June 07, 2021

The bright gleam above the dome catches my eye.

Yes Day

June 02, 2021

Moments like these are why I write this column.

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