2023 Themes

2023 Kosmeo Themes

Feburary / March: Sacrifice

Romans 12:1 (ESV)

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”

(Submissions due January 20th, 2023)

Dad’s Coming Home, 1873, Winslow Homer Public Domain

April / May: Grace

Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

(Submissions due March 15th, 2023)

The Sick Chicken, 1874, Winslow Homer, Public Domain

June/July: Work

Colossians 3:23 (ESV)

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

(Submissions due May 20th, 2023)

The Milk Maid, 1878, Winslow Homer, Public Domain

August / September: Time

Ephesians 5:15-16 (ESV)

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”

(Submissions due July 20th, 2023)

The Dinner Horn, c. 1870, Winslow Homer, Public Domain

October / November: Breath

Ezekiel 37:4-5 (ESV)

“Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.’”

(Submissions due September 20th, 2023)

The Gale, Winslow Homer, Public Domain

* December: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace

Hebrews 10:23 (ESV)HOPE

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”

Hark! The Lark, 1882, Winslow Homer, Public Domain

I John 4:10 (ESV)LOVE

““In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”

Rustic Courtship, or In the Garden, 1874, Winslow Homer, Public Domain

Psalm 5:11 (ESV) – JOY

“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
    let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
    that those who love your name may exult in you.”

Snap the Whip, 1872, Winslow Homer, Public Domain

Isaiah 53:5 (ESV)PEACE

“But he was pierced for our transgressions
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
   and with his wounds we are healed.”

Girl in the Hammock, 1873, Winslow Homer, Public Domain

(Submissions due November 15th, 2023)

* Our December issue will be a special Advent issue with the four traditional Advent themes: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace.