How Firm a Foundation

The Next Step Podcast
Season 2: Ponder Anew
Episode 4: How Firm a Foundation
Date:1 July 2020
Guest: Ann Gallaspie, Visual Faith Illustrator
Also available on: iTunes

Season 2 of the Next Step Podcast focuses on the resource, Ponder Anew: A Hymn Journal of Trust and Confidence, brought to you by Next Step Press.

Episode 4 welcomes Ann Gillaspie, the Visual Faith Illustrator who provided artwork for chapters 4 and 10 of Ponder Anew. After a brief introduction, you will hear author Justin Rossow pray, and Ann will read the Isaiah passages on page 35. After a brief discussion of those verses, Justin will read the devotion on page 36.

Justin and Ann will also talk about the illustrations for the Bible Margins on page 39 and the different ways you can use that art. They’ll also look at the hymn art for chapter 4 on page 33 before taking a sneak peek at the rocks in chapter 10. The conversation will close with Ann talking about what next step she might take following Jesus as her work slowly begins to ramp up again after Covid-19.

This recording was made possible in part by the generous support of Next Step Patrons. All Next Step Patrons who join before July 25 will be personally recognized during Season 2 of the Next Step Podcast. Today we recognize Samantha and Lisa for their encouragement and support. Thank you, Samantha and Lisa, for helping us equip others for their next step following Jesus!

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As part of their discussion, Justin and Ann talk about the lettering on page 33. If you would like a brief overview of some simple ways to get stared with your own hand lettering, check out this hand lettering video tutorial from Lead Illustrator Valerie Matyas.

We follow Jesus better when we follow Him together, so we invite you to join the Facebook Pop Up Group sharing this hymn journal experience here: The Ponder Anew Facebook Group.

The intro and outro music for Season 2: Ponder Anew was arranged and performed by Brendan Knorp. All rights reserved.

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