Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WOYWW: Treasure in Earthen Vessels

Wednesday's come around again
and so here's a portion of my desk.
You can just imagine the rest of it! 
Everything crammed in and
more on the floor!

On my journal:
2 Corinthians 4:7
"But we hold this TREASURE in earthen vessels,
that the surpassing power may be of God
and not from us."

Yesterday, I drew Rahab, the prostitute
whose life was touched by God.
She is one woman among many men
listed in Jesus' genealogy.

We are all earthen vessels,
weak, easily broken, 
like Rahab, prone to sin.

But God in His infinite compassion and love,
can redeem us with His power,
gift us with grace every day,
so that we might live victoriously! 
In Ephesians 3:20, one of my favorite verses,
we read that God is able to do 
immeasurably more 
than we can ask or imagine
according to HIS POWER 

These are ATCs I received in an amusing swap
themed "My Body is a Cage."

I guess we can say that there's a similarity:
earthen vessels= cage?

And here's an envelope from Ksenia in Ireland.
I'm working on it to send back to her.
I joined her Mail Art swap.

I truly appreciate your visits and comments.
Although I try my best to return your visits,
between family life, work and commitments
to my Christian community,
it's just not possible! 

As a thank you to all of you wonderful people 
who take the time and effort to leave a comment,
I pick one of you every week to receive an ATC
from me or a postcard of one of my paintings.
The RNG picked Jennifer Carter on Monday morning.
And she chose a postcard of my canvas.

Joining the lovely Julia for a 
peek at desks and projects!

I love blog parties!
Won't you join us?

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  1. Oh breathtaking beauty - someday I know I will win one. ANd it will be just the right time God allows. Ooooohhhhhhhhhhhh patience. These are so amazing. ALways inspiring journal, desk and art. Thank you for making my heart smile.

  2. What a gorgeous series of paintings! The idea of the "earthen vessel" as a symbol of each of our souls resonates greatly with me. We need to keep up the struggle of making sure our vessel is full of love on a daily basis, because all too often negative stuff is what we carry within it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautiful journaling pages! I love thinking of us as vessels, that even though we can be easily broken, God can come in and fix the crack if we just ask him to.

  4. Really enjoy your work very lovely and the colors are fantastic

  5. I just love your art - as always. These of "the vessel" are wonderful! The art and the message! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Beautiful colours you've painted with - I particularly love the Rahab page, really lovely!
    Hugs, LLJ #27 xx

  7. Always such beautiful art here, and generosity too. Have a wonderful week. helen 6

  8. Hi Patsy as always I love your thought provoking posts. Your ATCs and Postcards are beautiful. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 39

  9. your desk and drawings are always full of colour and cheerful :)
    happy woyww
    kay #35

  10. What a sweet and generous nature you are..a give away each week is something! I'm fascinated by your desk, as you know, I have no problem with it being filled and busy....but you have so much space going spare on that lamp base!!

  11. always AmAzing art on your blog... your ATC's & postcards are fabulous... Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#11

  12. Gorgeous art and gorgeous colours!!

  13. Love the Ephesians 3 verse and your incredible visuals. Beautiful . . .

  14. Such beautiful art pieces!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  15. Amen to your artwork AND your words! I DO know what it is like to be imprisoned in an imperfect body~one with IBS. God shows His glory, though, whenever I am strong enough to face the world! I am inspired by your work and am awed by the gifts God has given you. Thank you for faithfully submitting to Word Art Wednesday~we are blessed to have you! ;)

  16. Patsy your thoughts adn art works today are deeply moving, it is true, whatever a person chooses to believe, that there is more to Human Beings than the flesh that surrounds us, you have a good soul, and your beautiful spirit shines brightly through your 'earthen skin'

    thanks for coming to see me earlier,


  17. Wonderful art and Awesome Message!!
    I also love the title of your blog!
    ahve a great day!
    Ginny #79

  18. That is God's gift. New every morning. Making us whole and giving us new chance. Bless you sister!

  19. Fab work as always. Take care & enjoy this week's desk hop/nose/snoop. Zo xx 69

  20. Thanks you for sharing this beautiful piece of art and message!

  21. I think Julia would bust us right good if she asked that we include pictures of our floor as well. Mine is usually pretty cluttered. Isn't it funny how things come around? Just yesterday someone was talking about Rahab and here she is again today. My body is a cage is an excellent swap theme. How totally fun! It wouldn't fly in my swap group though. You can't get more complex than say 'flowers' there.

  22. Beautiful, Patsy. You have such an amazing gift.


  23. amazing drawing. wow! especially that you can do that in just one day. you always blow me away. and what a joy to know that God works in us, despite our flesh!

  24. hi patsy. thank you for your prayers. the hacker can try all he/she wants but he/she will NEVER succeed. you're right. God will avenge me.

    btw, beautiful art work.

  25. Your artwork is stunning. I like the idea of making postcards from it too. x M

  26. Beautiful art work as usual, Patsy, and always so special, revealing the Word of God in a new way that's all your own! You are so generous, giving something every week, too.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #51

  27. So beautiful as usual ... all for God's Glory!

  28. LOVE your art! First time here & I am AMAZED. Much talent & I know God is please with the way you are using it to interpret the bible.
    Very unique.

    Thanks so much for joining us @ Word Art Wednesday.

  29. Wow, another gorgeous art!! I so do love your style! And thanks for my received ATC. I got it a few days ago and am so happy with it. And when I saw the envelope with: Phillipines.... wow, I enjoyed that so much. Never received from over there some mail :D
    So thanks again.

    And thanks so much for entering your beautiful art with us every week on WAW. You are so blessed with your God given talent!


  30. Lovely, bless you as you use your gifts to reach the world with the love of Christ.



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