My favorite two sentences in the Bible are Romans 11:36:
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
Here’s how I trace the argument in Romans 11:33–36:
(I wrote a PhD dissertation on that passage, focusing on the previous two sentences—published in 2012.)
I asked Joe Tyrpak, one of my accountability partners, if he would design Romans 11:36 for canvas so that I could display it over the fireplace in our home and over my desk in my school office. Most people think of Joe as a faithful pastor and gifted preacher (and he is), but he also has an undergraduate degree in graphic design. Here’s what he designed for me:
The design with a blue background places the text over a picture of the Gulf of Mexico. Joe took that picture in October 2011 (when the Naselli and Tyrpak couples were on vacation together).
My family displays the canvas with a white background (40″ x 32″) above our fireplace:
I display the canvas with the blue background (36″ x 24″) over my desk at my school office:
I asked Joe how others could purchase a framed canvas. Here’s the info:
- $197 (plus shipping) for a 30″ x 20″ canvas
- Email Joe to place the order (processed using PayPal) or to ask about pricing for a larger canvas.
- He can print either of the two variations: (1) black text with a white background or (2) white text with the blue Gulf of Mexico background.
- Jackie Swanson, a local artisan whom Joe says does quality work, would print the canvas, build the frame, wrap the canvas around the frame, and pack and ship the final piece of art.