Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday?

I was in a hurry this morning.
 Had to go to my son's school as 
he was receiving honors.
I ended up finishing my journal page
at the office.
Above is a little glimpse of my office desk,
which is just as messy as my craft desk
at home!

The sheet above my journal is a 
paperdoll that my sister Peggy designed
to sell at our stores, papemelroti.
For my journal page,
I drew St. Paul.
He said in a letter to Timothy,
" For I am already poured out like a libation,
and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have competed well;
I have finished the race;
I have kept the faith.
From now on the crown of righteousness
awaits me, which the Lord,
the just judge will award to me,
and not only to me,
but to all who have longed for His appearance."
2 Timothy 4

It is wonderful how sure he was of 
receiving the crown.
But then, he would not have given
his life, "poured out like a libation"
if he was not!
And here is another "scrap" canvas
I have started.
Next step will be to cover it with wall putty.
I really like the idea of using up my scraps, don't you?

Joining the lovely Julia for a 
peek at desks and projects!
Why don't you tag along?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Is ANYTHING too MARVELOUS for the Lord to do?

"Is anything too MARVELOUS
for the Lord to do?"
This is from Genesis chapter 18.

Sarah, the wife of Abraham,
thought it absurd that
God promised her a son
and she laughed really hard!

Well, it's not hard to see why she laughed!
She was about 80 years old!

Sometimes we laugh too,
in disbelief.
But it is faith that gives us answers to prayers.
In Mark 10:52, Luke 7:50, Luke 18:42,
Jesus says, "Your faith has healed you."

Jesus could not work miracles
in His hometown because of lack of faith.
(Matthew 13:58).

We can only pray, like the father
of a sick child in Mark 9:24,
"Help me overcome my unbelief!"
so that we can see
the marvelous things
the Lord can do for us!
So we can see
His fingerprints!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?

Here's what's on my desk
this "gloomy" Wednesday.
A storm is coming with the local name
of "Falcon", and the sky outside is dark.
As usual my desk hasn't been tidied,
and I am just piling my journal
on whatever is on my desk!

This is my drawing of Abraham
asking God of what use are all His gifts
if he has no son?
I am consoled that even our heroes, great men,
patriarchs, did their share of complaining
and lamenting to God!
I need not pretend with God!
If I am frustrated, hopeless,
whatever I feel and experience,
I can come to Him with it,
knowing He will not give up on me,
the same way He stuck to Abraham!

And these are my finished collages
which I did at the beach this weekend.
Couldn't go out of the house
because of rain and more rain
courtesy of Typhoon "Egay"
who left the Philippines already.
I showed this canvas last week,
the one where I used scraps of paper.
I covered the paper and canvas with wall putty
and painted over it.

Join Julia and friends
for a lot of peeking at work desks and
projects! Two years old and
going strong!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

In my reading yesterday in the Word Among Us,
it reads,

"God so loved the world that He gave..." (John 3:16)
Let's stop right there.

Sometimes these words can become so familiar

that they roll by on the page
without eliciting any new thought.

But the greatest mystery
of the universe
is that God gave_
and He gave
and He gave some more.
In fact he gave everything

so that we could be with Him.
That's how much He loves us!

Yes, our God continues His giving.
Are we grateful for everything He gives?
I'm sure I'm not.
I need to be reminded often
to be grateful for everything,
in every situation.

Recently I watched a video of a man
named Tony Melendez.
He was born without hands,
and he learned to play the guitar
with his feet
by practicing up to 7 hours a day.
He said, "It would be a miracle if I could
raise my hands in praise to God!"

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday 106

What's on my work desk today?
I've got my journal,
on top of a new work in progress.

I decided to use my paper scraps and just
glued them down using gel medium.
I'm probably going to use wall putty
to cover it a up a bit.

Today's reading from Corinthians
is one of my favorites.
Although we are reminded to be
generous with our blessings,
"to sow bountifully,
so we will reap bountifully",
we can claim God's promise that
He will provide for
ALL our needs,
even for the good work we do!

And this is so TRUE!
My family and I have been serving in
our local jail for about 3 years now,
and we have never lacked for resources
to share with them every week,
and especially every Christmas
when we prepare 300 bags of giveaways!

And here's a project I made
for a friend who is leaving for the US.
I was wondering what to give her,
and thought of decorating a purse
and putting prayers inside.

Join Julia and friends
for a lot of peeking at work desks and
projects! Two years old and
going strong!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas?
He wasn't on my radar before,
but now I'll never forget him!

In Acts 11, we can read about him:
22 they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done,
he was glad and encouraged them all
to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.
He was a good man,
full of the Holy Spirit and faith,
and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.

Wouldn't it be great to be all like
St. Barnabas,
to be an encourager,
to strengthen the church,
reminding our brothers and sisters in
our parishes, communities,
to be true and faithful and steadfast
to the teachings of God?

How wonderful if at the end of my life,
someone would stand and say this about me!

Read more about him

Linking to Spiritual Sunday ,
and Graceful for Hear it on Sunday,
Use it on Monday,
Soli Deo Gloria.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday 105

This was my table this morning.
You can see my canvas peeking
under my journal.
This is how I left my canvas last night.
I removed the lace and fabric embellishments
on her veil because it looked tacky!
And that's why there are all those white spots.
I was so dismayed I went to sleep
without fixing it!
And my reading today is from Acts 20.
St. Paul was preaching before he left on
a ship, that we should help the weak.
And who are the weak?
The poor, the sick, the widows and
orphans. The inmates in jail,
those who have no voice.

Join Julia and the gang
for a lot of peeking at work desks and
projects! Two years old and
going strong!!

Monday, June 06, 2011


We celebrated Ascension day yesterday.
That was the day Jesus left the disciples
and said: "Go, therefore,
and make disciples of ALL nations..."

That must have been mind boggling
for them to imagine doing!
A ragtaggle bunch, timid,
used to following a leader.
They weren't great speakers,
and they weren't that confident.

And yet, they were able to
spread the Word of God far and wide.
One time, 3,000 people converted!
Why? Because Jesus didn't leave them
without POWER.

The Holy Spirit is available to us today.
And Jesus said we can do even more things
than He did.
Which is true.
We are able to communicate with people
all over the world,
without leaving our homes!

Isn't that amazing?
Let's not forget to tap into the power
of the Holy Spirit,
and to use the technology available today
to do what Jesus said we should do
as His disciples!

Linking to Spiritual Sunday ,
and Graceful for Hear it on Sunday,
Use it on Monday,
Moving Words Monday
and Soli Deo Gloria.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Look what I did with Scraps!

I like making flower collages out of scrap cloth,
old buttons, pearls, and other stuff I find in my stash.
You can pin it to a blouse,
bracelet, necklace, headband or hair clip.
You could use it to decorate a frame, box,
mirror, tray, bottle or a corkboard.

Want one?
Leave a comment below
telling me what you'll use it for.
And tell me which one you like.
I don't know how you'll identify it,
be imaginative! :^)
I'll use a random thingamajig
to choose a winner or two.

And here's my Barbie doll.
Dug her out of my closet to show the dresses
I made for her from scrap cloth.

I've forgotten how much fun it was to make
these dresses.
I also made her a purse
which really can hold a miniature
hanky or something!
I've given away some dresses to little girls
who have Barbie dolls,
and have misplaced some.
Maybe I'll start making again!

I also use a lot of scrap paper in my journal.

Yesterday's reading was about
comparing our trials to the labor
of a woman giving birth.
After the hardship there is joy
because of the baby.
After suffering there is joy.
There is always good fruit in trials
if you keep your faith and hope in God!

And for today's reading,
I was able to draw the Holy Spirit.
I have to confess though that I copied
one of my brother's drawings.
It's very difficult to draw birds.
I'm practicing now.
Like I practiced drawing hands for two years!
I can say that I can now draw a passable hand!
Practice makes well, not yet perfect,

Linking up to Scrappy Saturdays,
and Inspiration Fridays, Free for All,
Weekend Bloggy Reading and
Stuff and Nonsense.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

WOYWW: Gifts

Today's post is all about gifts.
I finally received my One World, One Heart
prize from Sunshine Shelle.
I'll have to find a nice spot for
my new painting.
Right now, it is above my planter
full of drawing stuff so I can appreciate it
every time I use my desk.
Isn't it wonderful?
Even if it's raining outside,
I'll have the beach scene to cheer me up!
And here's one of the canvases I've been working on.
It's still not finished.
Julia asked how I know when my work is finished.
I guess it's when I like it already!
Because if not, then I have to work on it
some more, or cover it up with wall putty
to start over!

This morning I was working on my journal.
As usual I do not have enough space (sigh!)
and my journal was on top of my canvas.
I read in John 16:12 that Jesus
told His disciples that
He had much more to tell them.
He was talking about giving them a gift,
the Holy Spirit.
By giving us the Holy Spirit to guide us
to all truth, He was enabling us
to be qualified to have a share
in our inheritance in the Kingdom of light.
(Col. 1:10-12)

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday
is celebrating it's 2 year anniversary!
Amazing! And we're going to have a
"Pass it forward" gift exchange.
What a lot of fun that's going to be!
Join Julia and the gang
for a lot of peeking at work desks and