Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WOYWW: Faith Journeys!

I took this at about 5 in the morning,
after my prayer time.
As you can see, I can pray, work, whatever,
on top of piles of paper!

This is what's beneath my journal:
studies of birds.
I don't know how many birds I've drawn!
Finally, I went on pinterest
and got inspiration from the many
feathered friends I saw there!
I need to draw a bird for the unfinished painting
you can see in this post!

My reading was about how
Saint Paul would recount what happened to him.
"On that journey as I drew near to Damascus,
about noon a great light from the sky
suddenly shone around me.
I fell to the ground and heard a voice
saying to me, "Saul, Saul,
why are you persecuting me?"

St. Paul, the great LION of God,
had an amazing faith journey!

As I reflect on my faith journey,
I realize that God does not send us out
without equipping us for the tasks He wants us to do.

"Each of us may be sure that if God 
sends us on stony paths,
He will provide us with strong shoes,
and he will not send us out on any journey
for which He does not equip us well."

Joining the lovely Julia for a 
peek at desks and projects!
Look, a new logo!!

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  1. Hi Patsy! I love the last quote you posted. So true and sometimes we need little reminders or I guess signs like your post to make us feel that in God's grace everything will eventually turn out fine.

  2. i love your work, friend. it's absolutely beautiful.

  3. You are so right, God does equipt us for the tasks He assigns each of us....This post is full of wonderful insights and I love your art work that goes along with your words.....

  4. Love all those yummy bright pots of paint and the piles of birds. the internet has made research so much easier than going to the library like I had to do as a student.

  5. Patsy I love seeing your journal each week it is so uplifting and gives me hope/inspiration for the next week! Beautiful drawings and beautiful colors. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #27

  6. Your birds are lovely as are your paint pots!have a good week.

  7. Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us nosey parkers today. It's always inspiring to see. Hope you have plenty of creative fun this coming week.

  8. I love all those tiny little paint pots on your desk - they make you want to paint, don't they?? I also love the way you use text as part of your artwork, it's really lovely.
    Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

  9. Oh lovely, hun.
    Have you read the Book of Paul? cant remember who its written by, but its based on after Jesus's death, and what he did afterwards,

    Happy WOYWW, and I have candy up for grabs if your interested, xx

    Lou P

  10. Thank you for sharing the scripture as well as your beautiful artwork. Love the quote by Maclaren (am copying that) (Hazel, WOYWW 28) x

  11. Beautiful artwork & quote by Maclaren, thank you for sharing, Have a beautiful day, Hugs May x x x

  12. Dear Patsy thanks so much for becoming a a wonderful encourager of my blog, and really appreciate the blessing that your blog is to me every time I come here too, what precious gems of God's word you share in today's post, happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x #26

  13. Birds look great Have a wonderful week Lou #84

  14. Beautiful work. I shared some art today. I love your verse and the reminder that God is with us and equipping us for everything he has planned for us. I shared Jeremiah 29:11-15
    Thanks for sharing this.

  15. Beautiful work! you are very talented. :)

  16. Thank goodness God does ordinary people too! Thanks for sharing, wishing you a creative week, Sarah. (at no.38 - NOT 8! A dud link)

  17. really like this post.

  18. Hello Patsy, I am always uplifted and inspired by your blog, Happy WOYWW, Sue xx

  19. I am so impressed by your drawing/painting ability and the way you bring the scriptures to life!

    Hope you have a wonderful, creative week.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #121

  20. Patsy your pages are so inspiring, they are beautiful :)

    Have a great WOYWW, Luv Karen #80

  21. Here is a litle dove for you.....

  22. Hi Patsy - always love visiting here. always inspired. Thanks for linking up again. So enjoy seeing you there
    God bless

  23. I love your work... so beautiful and rich in color! Wonderful scripture, wonderful verse. Yes, the Lord prepares us for our walk with Him... If we don't walk with him, I think we'd all have blisters :)

  24. You are so talented. I love your work!

  25. Your artwork is always so inspiring.

  26. Pinterest is something I have to ration because there are just too many great images there... it is a huge time suck so I am avoiding it at the moment as I find it a bit too easy to be distracted... loved seeing your desk and hope you have a wonderful week.... happy woyww

  27. Blessed and inspired!

  28. Must tell you a funny story. My friend here in America got a 30% off card for Joannes last week and lost it. She was then told by another friend that it was God's way of telling us we should not buy any more, we had enough stuff.
    Great artwork in your journal, love that last page.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog - sorry I am so late but lots of friends keep coming to see me and then tonight I did an English Dinner. Hugs, Neet #6

  29. I'm amazed that most of pinterest doesn't contain YOUR drawings!! I love the bird studies, and now I can only wonder at what other pieces birds will turn up on in your working. My word Patsy, you get up earlier than I do, I'm starting to slacken too, since Mr D doesn't start work so early!

  30. I love the beautiful birds on your desk!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Katie #1

  31. Hi Patsy, another enjoyable post - love the little pots of paint all lined up tidily on your desk - very colourful. Have a good week. Elizabeth x #45

  32. I am having a quick jog through everyone's desk as I am slightly late this week. Fab work space, looking very busy and creative. Thanks for sharing.
    Cathy xx

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy