Wednesday, October 31, 2012

With Obedience comes Blessing!

It is 4:20 in the morning here in the Philippines.
I am watching Christian Amanpour on CNN
reporting on hurricane Sandy.
Lt. Gen. Russel Honore just said that
neighbors have to be the ones 
to check on each other
and that more people were helped and saved
by neighbors than by the government.

When we had our typhoon here,
the same was true.
Volunteers initiating and helping
were able to lessen the 
magnitude of the disaster.
Many heroes were born 
in the midst of the maelstrom.
That is true of any adversity. 
It brings out the best in most people,
it brings out cooperation
and compassion.

This is the desk I am working on this morning,
with my journal.
The topmost photo was caused by 
a local hurricane, Patsy.
It's my box of mark makers-
apple protectors, bubble wrap, sponges,
placemats, stencils, bottle caps, 
handcarved rubber stamps, etc.
Does someone want a small handcarved
rubber stamp?
Place a note in the comments, 
and I'll put you in the hat for one!
I LOVE carving stamps!

Here is the finished drawing.
"Children, obey your parents 
in the Lord, for this is right.
Honor your father and mother."
Ephesians 6:1

This instruction is NOT only for young children!
This is for you and me!
We should bring back the 
culture of honor and respect.
Usually we think of how teenagers
have a hard time with this.
I remember when I was single
and my parents had the chaperone rule.
One time NOT ONE of my three sisters
wanted to go out with me on a date to a 
Christian concert.

You know who I brought?
My dad!
My date asked me,
"Patsy, why did you do this to me!?"
I thought it was hilarious!
(How insensitive of me!)
But I did obey!
And was rewarded with a 
very good husband who follows 
the instruction of God  below:

"Husband, love your wives,
even as Christ loved the Church."
Eph. 5:25.

I do believe that with 
obedience comes blessing!

Every week I choose one wonderful
visitor who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.

I know how much time and effort
it takes to leave a comment!
and I appreciate that soooo much!

This week Random Generator
chose #21, 
Carol of Creative Harbor.
She is a prolific painter and poet.

Joining the lovely Julia for a 
peek at desks and projects!
I love blog parties!
Won't you join us?

Sometimes I put on my best pajamas 
and party here:

23 comments:

  1. Followed you over from your comment on my blog. I love your artwork. Gorgeous!

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  2. Lovely paintings.. lovely atc's too!
    Have a great crafty week. HapPy WoyWw
    ((Lyn)) now #12

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  3. Patsy, your work is absolutely lovely! And it lifts up the Lord and glorifies Him! thank you for stopping by Deep Roots At home and commenting. I send a blessing to you there in the Philippines! You are wonderful to read...fun and edifying at the same time :)

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  4. Patsy,

    Your ATC arrived here safe today thank you very much it is beautiful and I love the message of inspiration. Thank you again I have mentioned you on my blog.

    Eliza 40

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  5. Happy WOYWW - and, yes, I would love a handcarved rubber stamp! Your artwork is gorgeous. I am not a religious person, but many of your words make a lot of sense. Ali x #55

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  6. I love the paintings. I love the way you pair your accounting of God's work in your life with your art! I wish more folks would find ways to tell their own stories, in words or pictures!

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  7. Beautiful work Patsy! I love the the beautiful inspirational work you do. Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #39

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  8. Hi Patsy...Such a wonderful creations I see here. You are one talented lady, I should say! I also want to thank you because I received the artwork you sent in the mail. It's so cute and pretty...Will cherish this piece of work. God bless you and talk more later.

    Hugs,
    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm sat reading my WOYWW blogs on my sick bed this week but have my mask on so you don't catch anything. I'm enjoying reading what everyone is up to this week [it's better than reading magazines :-) ]. I'm leaving a copied comment so you know I've called by because my hands are too weak and shaky to keep typing out my comments this week.
    Big hugs,
    A x #93

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  10. Wonderful portraits! Love the energy in your art. :)

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  11. 4.20am...will you go to bed at 3pm? Good grief that's early. I applaud every act of hep and compassion and grieve that it akes a disaster like Sandy to bring out the best in people...neighbours will probably get to know neighbours that they've never spoken to before now.

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  12. I agree with your statement that adversity brings out the best in people but I also agree with Julia, that it's sad that it takes a major disaster in life to force you to do something to help others. Beautiful painting as usual and I laughed at you taking your dad to the concert and putting him through that experience!! Put my name down for a stamp, it would be lovely to own something from you! And yes, the English countryside is so stunningly beautiful.

    Hugs
    Brenda 1

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  13. i love the stamp. it's pretty.

    yes, true, with obedience comes blessings.

    God bless you, patsy.

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  14. Beautiful paintings. Have a great week. :)

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  15. Love your work! Have a great week!

    Happy Halloween!

    Katie (29)
    http://adventuremonkeys.blogspot.com/

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  16. Your art work is amazing and very special. You are right about disasters bringing people together to sort things out. I would imagine that that many people will meet their neighbours for the first time after Sandy, as they don't seem to walk anywhere over there in the normal way of things. Take care and have a good week. xx Maggie #42

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  17. Wonderful sentiment and verse! I have been inspired by your journal each week to actually attempt my own spiritual journal...you can see my first page on my blog. Thanks for sharing, Caro #80

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  18. Your work is lovely. May Father God bless the endeavour of your hands!
    Margaret

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  19. Hi Patsy! I stopped by to see your art for this week. It says above that you shared it at Word Art Wednesday, but it's not linked up in our challenge, so I thought something was wrong and stopped by to make sure you're alright. You're usually my first entry each month, so I definitely miss your art when it's not linked up. Maybe something went wrong, or maybe you just forgot, but I hope you can link it up with us - everyone loves seeing your pretty work.
    Hope you're doing well, and don't mind me checking up on you...LOL
    Blessings,
    karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  20. The backgrounds are these pieces are so delicate and pretty thanks for linking to SMWYG!

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  21. I just found your blog.............love your work. I look forward to spending more time here!

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  22. That's very sweet. And I believe that our parents know what's best for us. I, too, have been blessed with a good husband who was the only BF (then) who got my mom's 100% approval when we were still dating. =)

    Btw, here's the answer to your question (pasted from my comment in my blog. Sorry, it will be quite long):

    Well, aside from USS, Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park are popular attractions here. SG Zoo also has the night safari if you're all up for it. Their site offers a discount for purchases for both attractions. The zoo also offers tram rides so best purchase a ticket that includes rides there since they cover a pretty huge area.

    Sentosa is also a great place to visit and it's also on the same island sa Universal Studios. I do doubt if you could be able to visit both attractions on the same day as both also occupies such a huge area. Ride the cable car since it's also part of the experience.

    If you're curious about the public library, their National Library in Victoria Street is also a must visit. The basement houses tons of fiction and non-fiction books with ample seating. You can rest and stay there for a while and read. Entrance is free. Just beside that is Bras Basah Complex where there are tons of 2nd hand bookstores and art stores. It's a nice place to go around and look for books and art supplies.

    There's also the MINT Museum of Toys located in Seah Street. It's a small 4-storey building that houses a collection of old toys. It's a really nice place to visit too.

    Then there's Suntec Mall that also a light and sound show at night (check the schedule through the web first.) Make sure to go around the Fountain of Wealth (considered the largest fountain in the world) 3 times for luck.

    There's also the huge Singapore Flyer ferris wheel and Merlion Park. Both are quite near with each other but your parents might have a difficult time walking from one to the other. You can also ride the bus or catch a cab naman.

    Then there's also the Marina Bay Sands where you can go up the skyfountain and catch a really nice view of the SG skyline. The shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands also has it's own light and sound show and also houses the ArtScience Museum. It's also near Gardens by the Bay too.

    There are also tons of parks (most notable is SG Botanic Gardens) and museums (if you can't visit all, National Museum of Singapore is the one I recommend) in SG. Parks are usually free but with a few special pay attractions.

    For souvenirs, go to Chinatown. They have a wide assortment and are priced cheaper than at Bugis. Orchard Road is ok if you're into shopping too but for outlet shopping, drop by Changi City Point mall, very near Changi airport. =)

    Hope this helps. =)

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