Friday, February 03, 2012

A Clean Conscience

I've got several canvases drying on
my drawers this morning.
I applied a second coat of acrylic paint
over them.
I'm looking forward to a creative frenzy 
this weekend!!

I read about the story of Salome this morning
She performed a dance on King Herod's birthday
and delighted him and his guests.
The King said, "Ask of me what you wish
and I will grant it to you,
even to half my kingdom."


You can only imagine how she danced 
to make the king offer so much!
Salome, Herodias' daughter, was young,
maybe only 12 years old.
What kind of background did she have,
what kind of family,
that would bring her to this situation?

Instead of asking for half the kingdom,
she asked at the instruction of her mother,
the head of John the Baptist.
Obviously, she and her mother
had more than enough wealth and power.
They did not need to ask for gold or land.

But what her mother did not have 
was a clean conscience!
And a clean conscience is 
worth more than gold!!


Linking with 
Blessings,
Patsy


32 comments:

  1. powerful message! Nice work!

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  2. Yes I agree that it's a powerful message.Herodias' daughter is awesome. Love your work too. Great job.

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  3. Wow! I love your thoughts and what awesome paintings!

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  4. The story is so interesting and your paintings are lovely. Great message too.

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  5. Nicely done.
    I love her violet hair and your lettering!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  6. Lovely drawing of Salome, you never think of her as being so young.

    Have fun in your creative frenzy this weekend!

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  7. REally nice - love to see all the different styles at PPF!
    Rinda

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  8. Beautiful Salome, very tought provoking post! Happy PPF!

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  9. Stacked canvases! Clever! Building UP is the only way to go!

    I didn't play this week since my desk looks EXACTLY like it did last week. :/

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  10. you are so right in this post. I like your paintings. love how you organize them for drying too ...I need to have something like that. it helps on space management.

    I love the purple hair ! you inspire me, my friend

    -KAT-

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  11. Very good illustrations for the Bible story.

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  12. Great Salome! (Poor John!)

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  13. Very nice! I'm envious of your creative frenzy this weekend! Have fun!!

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  14. Love how you incorporate scripture and art!

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  15. inspiring page, beautiful drawings. Great message for all of us. :)

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  16. Great post, a clear conscience is indeed valuable.

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  17. A clear conscience is the best. Very true.

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  18. Good grief, I love to see all those canvases drying. . . what fun you are having. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  19. Gorgeous! I love the colors on those canvases. :)

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  20. Patsy, I have never thought that this story deserved "art", but you did such a superb job making this devotional thought provoking instead of just sad...perhaps because I have a sweet tweener is why you handling of this struck me so...I love what you have done with this - and may I say your lettering is beautiful, too?!

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  21. i really like how you've incorporated lettering into your sketches to tell the story. Very nice!

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  22. These are really good. Is that parchmant paper you're sketching on? Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs :)

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  23. Beautiful sketching, even more beautiful lesson. xox Corrine

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  24. such a lovely dancer you have created.

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  25. Looks like you have all kinds of prep work done and ready to go! I love your handwriting in your pieces. Beautiful work Patsy! :)

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  26. really nice! Just stopping by to say hello and share some PPF love!
    Renee
    xoxo
    www.fussitup.blogspot.com

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  27. beautiful painting of such a young girl. I like the darker shadows you put in along her back in her hair. Thank you for the Bible story to go with the painting ...or visa versa!

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  28. I love your button flowers!!! They're so pretty.

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  29. So true. I hadn't thought of the girl as being that young. That would explain why she asked her mother. What fun you have creating these paintings.
    Thank you for sharing on Spiritual Sundays.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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