Wednesday, August 08, 2012

WOYWW: Do NOT be Afraid!

What's on my Workdesk at 5 in the morning?
Take a look and see if you can spot my cellphone,
a styrofoam piece I've cut up to make stamps, 
glue, paints, and a dirty water container!

Here are some of the styrofoam stamps I made yesterday.
I used them to make backgrounds for my paintings.

Yesterday we had a deluge! 
Torrential rains attacked our city and the surrounding areas!
90% flooded!
No school, no work. Everything on standstill.
While making my backgrounds,
I was praying and monitoring the situation on the TV,
on Facebook, on Twitter, and from text messages.

We were praying for a family stuck 
on the 2nd floor of their house,
because the flood waters rose.
Although the rescue teams contacted them,
it was to say that they couldn't come,
the current was too strong!
So we prayed and prayed that the rains would stop
so the waters would not keep rising!
This morning, the text said that
they are OK and they are soo thankful 
for their 2nd floor!

"It is I; do not be afraid." Matthew 14:27
This was the reading yesterday.
Although storms may come,
we should trust in the Lord!

"O woman, great is your faith.
Let it be done for you as you wish."
If we keep our faith, trust and hope in Him,
our prayers will be answered!

Every week I choose one from my 
wonderful visitors who take the time
and trouble to leave a comment,
to receive an ATC or a postcard from me.

Last week  it was JoDee Luna from 
and she hasn't gotten back to me yet!
I love her sketchy journals! 

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. I'm in love with those Styrofoam stamps. I never get Styrofoam because it is usually meat packaging. But I can see they make beautiful backgrounds.

    I am so glad your friends are safe. I wish we had just a little bit of your rain. Oh and some cooler temps, too.

    You asked about the jar on my desk. It's gesso and it lives there, as does my one and only Staz-on ink pad.

  2. Patsy, I love your real and loving. And your artwork is a sweet expression of your faith.

  3. Your blog always makes me smile, thanks.

  4. oh my! what terrible floods!
    there was more flooding in the UK at the weekend too... glad to hear your friends are ok!
    happy WOYWW!!
    no. 11

  5. kawawa naman naapektuahn ng baha.Im am also parying for them. I have my family there too, but so far they are ok. Thanks God. Thanks for inspirational arts and God's words today.

  6. We have seen the floods on our news - so terrible. Praying that not many lives are lost and that people can return to their homes again soon...
    Hugs, lLJ #13 xx

  7. I love to visit your blog weekly.. sadly those floods are terrible.. I do hope people can return safe to their homes soon... Have a blessed week, Hugs May x x x#40

  8. I love looking at your artwork. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #99 x

  9. Wow such flooding hope everyone stays safe. Take care & enjoy snooping this week. Zo xx 77

  10. Hope the water goes down soon and everyone stays safe! Dani101

  11. All this summer I've thought about spiritual "drought" because of the drought I see all around me. Your post about the storms and floods of life, reminds me that both extremes are hard to face. (You can pray to send that rain our way! :) But so glad that the family you mentioned is okay and that you are trusting the One who helps us in all kinds of weather! Great post, Patsy!

  12. Oh my goodness, that rain sounded horrible, so glad to hear that the family did OK. I'm so glad I live on the second floor too...unless one of the big Oak trees comes crashing down! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  13. Wow! That is quite the flood. I find water so scary. It can be so damaging. I hope everyone makes it through okay.

    Your desk is a sight to behold. I enjoy the piles of creativity.

  14. We are lucky to live on a hill top so no floods. Thank goodness the family were safe. Hope the floods go down soon. x Jo

  15. My goodness, the weather is all over the place this year. My prayers for the people in your town who have been affected by the flooding. Your artwork is heartfelt and inspirational as always, especially appropriate for the weather. Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.53

  16. Your art fits so perfectly with what you've experienced. What a blessing to know that we never need to fear anything when our faith is placed in Jesus Christ, and to rest assured that He will never leave us or forsake us. What a blessings. Thanks for sharing this beautiful art and beautiful message with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
    Be blessed,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  17. I love your art and practice of documenting in art your daily scripture readings. They are very inspirational.

  18. awesome work! thanks for sharing

  19. Scary stuff! I'm glad your family is allright. I love your artwork~beautiful.

  20. So glad your friends had a second floor to go to. Water does such damage; I was flooded right after I bought my condo. It wasn't a good experience.

    I always love coming here for my dose of christian love. Thank you.

    Yesterday was my blog anniversary - candy will be announced soon. As part of the candy I'm offering something that I've made. Pop on over and vote!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay #96

  21. Your work is so lovely! Glad your friends were alright!

  22. Great message--so often in tough times we forget that no matter what, God is always right there with us, protecting us. I was so sorry to hear about the flooding--I will be praying for those whose lives and homes have been impacted by it!

  23. Been thinking of you and Peggy, Patsy, and hoping you've been surviving the floods OK. Really dreadful, seeing it on the news.

    Thanks for your comment, and well done, being up in the small hours to watch the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics! I am really enjoying it all.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #50

  24. Glad to hear that your friends are safe on their 2nd floor. Another testimony to the power of prayer!!! So many in our country are experiencing drought this summer and are praying for rain. Your art is beautiful and conveys the word so well. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings.

  25. So very grateful that your friends are OK. We are experiencing some extreme weather over here too. It snowed in South Africa for the first time since 1981!
    Love your journal page as usual.
    Happy very belated WOYWW

  26. The words you pick fit so perfectly.

    I'm so glad that that family was okay--I can't imagine waiting with your family to see if the flood waters will reach you--such a horrible long ordeal--

  27. Wow, Patsy. Love to see your artwork again this week. And I love what you've made. Especially with the flood over there. It's so right to not be afraid, for God is with us. Although I can so understand that a flood is something to be worried about. Pray you are all doing fine.

    Thanks so much for sharing your art with us ons WAW!



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