Wednesday, January 04, 2012

WOYWW: Happy New Adventures!

Here's to the New Year and new adventures!
I've really enjoyed journeying with you
and have received so much encouragement
this past year!
The first Wednesday of 2012
does not show any improvement on my desk.
It's still a huge mess from all the Christmas activity
and my journal is still on top of a pile
of wrapping paper!
My journal this morning features a verse from
John 1:39: "Come, and you will see."
God invites us every day to have a relationship
with Him, and it is an exciting adventure
to accept His invitation!

 Psalm 98:1 reads " Sing a new song to the Lord."
We should always sing to God, fully and joyfully.

I loved what I read in my meditation guide, 
" Sing aloud, yes, but don’t limit yourself 
to what your voice can do. 
Sing with your pen. 
Write down what you want to praise the Lord for. 
Jot down your hopes, dreams, desires for this year.
Sing with your paint brush—
paint your praise, joy, and thanksgiving. 
Sing with your musical instrument or your feet. 
Dance, as David did before the ark of the Lord 
(2 Samuel 6:5,16). 
We are wonderfully made, 
so we can praise the Lord in song 
or with any of the other talents he has given us." 

Oh yes, I plan to sing with my paint brush,
and pencils, and all the ways that I can!

Joining the lovely Julia for a 
peek at desks and projects!
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A wonderfully blessed new year!


  1. Always such a pleasure to drop by and say hi. Your creations are always so beautiful in verse and colour.

  2. Patsy your journal is gorgeous .You have such talent when it comes to art!
    Have fun hugs Judex 10

  3. Love what you are doing - especially the one where she is singing. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #1

  4. I am so using your words 'sing with your pen' as my inspiration for this year! Love the thought of it. I loved singing , but unfortunately my chest has become so bad that just breathing is sometimes a problem. It really bothered me untill I read your words.
    Isn't it amazing how God can answer prayers even through WOYWW? I now know that there is more than one way to sing!
    Happy New Year and WOYWW

  5. You're so right - there are many ways to 'sing' and show expression! Keep up the good work! :D
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

  6. happy new year. I saw your email and sent a reply last Jan 2 lang. so sorry, sent another reply today.

    really loved your journal pages.

  7. happy new year patsy...thanks for the first crafty snoop of the the journal...wishing you a happy 2012...hugs kath (29) xxx

  8. Lovely journal pages!
    Happy 2012!
    Tuire #44

  9. Happy New year to you. I hope 2012 is a full, busy, fun and creative time for you. I love your post today, makes me want to sing with my pens and brushes and stamps and inks too!

  10. Oh Patsy, if ever a person sang with her paintbrush....
    Your pages today are fresh and positive..marvellous!

  11. Beautiful journal pages, sing loud x x Hugs May x x x

  12. I love the journal pages, they look fab. Happy New Year :)

  13. That's a very cheerful, happy verse - just what I need on my first day back at work, lol. Your journal pages always look so lovely.
    Helen S

  14. Wonderful way to start a new year, great inspiration!!! One of my resolutions for this year, is to breath, enjoy even the smallest blessings and share.

    Happy New Years!!!

  15. What a beautifl journal ...Happy New Year

  16. Sing with your pen……….what a wonder thought.
    Your journal is looking great Patsy, beautiful!

    Happy Crafting !
    And a Happy New Year.

  17. Love your journal, and what a blessing for people with a voice as bad as mine to know we can sing in other ways (not that I let it stop me anyway, but...)

  18. Happy, crafty and creative 2012! x Jo

  19. Your journal is beautiful! Happy New Year!

    Katie #81

  20. Lovely journal with its great shaped pages. Happy WOYWW!

  21. Your journal is so lovely. Thankyou for sharing. Happy New Year. Anne x

  22. Thank you for sharing from your meditation guide - love your journaling too (Hazel, WOYWW 108) x

  23. Lovely journal pages! Happy WOYWW #5 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

  24. Sweet blessings to you.

  25. Hi Patsy, your illustrations in your journal are, as always, lovely. Wishing you the best of adventures in 2012. Elizabeth x #60

  26. You are amazing. I love the journal and the blog post today. Beautiful!

    Tänia of
    Simply God's Girl

  27. Your journal pages are beautiful. Wishing you and your family all the best for 2012.

    Sorry I am a bit late in visiting this week but I hope you had a great WOYWW, Karen xx (#108)

  28. Pasty I love what you said about signing with our pens and paint brushes. I don't have a singing voice, but I can certainly sign to Him (and about Him) with the words I put on paper.

    Many blessings and Happy New Year to you.

  29. Beautiful journal and beautiful pages you have created!
    Happy 2012!
    xoxo Karen

  30. I so love your journal and wish I could draw like that. The verses you have illustrated are among my favourites so it was lovely to see them here today. Have a great day. God Bless. xxx

  31. Wow! I LOVE your art... so inspiring and beautifully unique.

  32. I love this little peek at your desk, Patsy. And your journal is a work of art! You inspire me so much, my friend. I'm thinking about how I can praise with my art in the coming year too!

  33. Hi there Patsy , thanks so much for sharing you r lovely journal with us and the precious words there too. Happy WOYWW! Love, Shaz in Oz. x #24


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