Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WOYWW: Zechariah and Joseph

Well, I remembered it was Wednesday when
I was halfway done with my little painting.
I was drawing Zechariah, 
he who did not believe the angel's words.
And who could blame him?!!!

He was old, his wife Elizabeth was old,
and the angel said they were going to have a son!!!
So naturally, Zechariah asked how that could be!

Unlike Zechariah, Joseph believed the angel
when he was told the even more implausible 
prophecy that his betrothed would be with child
THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT!!!!

I am more like Zechariah.
I need to say like the centurion,
"Lord, help my unbelief!"
I am not like Joseph
who obeyed right away.
"This humble, faithful carpenter
fully embraced his role as guardian
and teacher, father and guide,
to the eternal Son of God."

Lord, thank you for St. Joseph.
May he inspire me to be faithful,
to fully embrace the role you've given me
in your wonderful plan!

I was almost running out of my wrapping paper
so I decided to use kraft paper
and make snowflakes out of white paper
with writing at the back.
Recycled gift wrap!!!


Proverbs 4 says:
"Keep your heart with all diligence;
for out of it are the issues of life."

I thought it was time for a
Christmas Giveway.
Here's an ATC I made
and the design was made into a necklace.
Would you like to win the ATC and the necklace?

Perhaps you'd like to see,
I've been featured in Artists in Blogland.

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

This week, random.org chose
Linda is always busy making
cards, journal pages,
ornaments, necklaces, etc.

I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it so much!

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:



29 comments:

  1. I love kraft paper for christmas it is my favorite thing to use :) Merry Christmas hugs Nikki #5

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  2. Hi there; just popping my head round the door to wish you and yours a blessed and joyful Christmas and all the very best for 2012! Always a blessing here, so many things try to distract us from the true reason of Christmas and it's lovely to have timely reminders so thank you for sharing.
    Neil#7

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  3. Your pressie wrapping looks wonderful just like all your art. Always inspirational. Wishing you a wonderful christmas season. Unfortunetly so many forget he is the reason for the season!!
    Sandra @17

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  4. Beautiful paintings as ever! And your Kraft wrapping is lovely, especially with the snowflake on top!
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family!
    Hugs, LLJ #25 xx

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  5. I love your kraft wrapping paper, I have yet to start my gift wrapping (as I haven't finished purchasing...!) Have a wonderful Christmas, Helen 3

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  6. Oh the wrapping paper looks so pretty! Love your picture of Zechariah too, another background that I guess you just selected and started on...amazing! Happy Christmas!

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  7. There is a peace that flow over me when I read your pages, they are wonderful.
    Last year I used decorated lunch bags to wrap my presents. There is something so nice about using plain craft paper.
    Have a happy Christmas and I hope 2013 is kind to you.
    Lynn // 36

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  8. Paintings are beatuiful. Love the colours. Great idea for your wrapping paper. Have a great day.

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  9. Great artwork and I love kraft paper for wrapping - I use it all the time. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Christmas. Sunshine Girl no. 24

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  10. lots of loveliness brown paper is all i wrap my pressies in always have the right paper in then no matter who its for ;)
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    TFS Happy WOYWW Mrs.C.xx #34

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  11. Love the grungy feel to your paintings and those poses are awesome. :)

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  12. I'm just dropping in to say....
    May you have a wonderful Christmas filled with everything that makes you happy.
    Hugs,
    A x #38

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  13. I love using kraft paper and your snowflakes looks fantastic. Have a very Merry Christmas Carole 58

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  14. Love the kraft paper wrap - the snowflakes are beautiful. Happy WOYWW and Happy Holidays too. Elizabeth x #46

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  15. Love your paintings, Wishing you a happy Christmas
    Toni#52

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  16. Hi Patsy,

    I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

    The snowflakes really add to the kraft paper. I have a gift wrapped with kraft paper and was wondering how I could spruce it up a bit. Thanks for the idea!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay #84

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  17. Patsy, you are so talented. I am always blown away by the beauty when I come here. So grateful for the example of Joseph, though I, too, am more like Zechariah, I'm sorry to say.

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  18. Love your snowflakes! Your little home here always makes me smile. :)

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  19. I'm glad I found your blog; I am your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you would pop on by and follow me back!

    xoxo-
    Sarah
    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

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  20. Such lovely creations! How wonderful to see your artistry - what a beautiful blog! Bookmarking :)

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  21. Your art and your messages touch my heart so deeply each week, Patsy. I am always SO very blessed by what you share with us in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. I look forward to seeing your entries, and hope that you will continue to share ALL that you make and post because they are all so lovely and SO heart-felt. Thanks for being such a blessing!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  22. I do love both images and the thoughts behind Joseph and Zacharia, perfect for this time of year. My journal page this time is about Advent. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a very Happy Christmas. Caro (#65)

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  23. Hi Patsy! When you mentioned the words, "wonderful plans" my world stopped for a while. It reminded me of His presence. While I have my own burdens and problems that challenges me, being reminded of that words made me realize that I know everything will be better in His time and according to His plan.

    Wishing you and your entire family a Merry Christmas.

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  24. I would like to be Joseph, but I am more A Zachariah! Thank you for sharing all the lovely thoughts through the year! Have a lovely Christmas and may you be sprinkled with many blessings!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  25. Thar ATC IS FANTASTIC, Your journal page is fantastic too.I am also one that needs to keep remiding myself to believe without questioning all the time.
    The wrapping looks great too.
    Happy belated WOYWW and may you and your family have a blessed Christmas.
    Tertia/#15

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  26. Very inspirational. Love those bags! A little late getting around but just stopping by to say I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Blessings to you and your family in the coming year. Vickie #100

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  27. Hi Patsy,
    I know I’ve not joined in with WOYWW just recently but I’ll be back in the new year for sure.

    I just wanted to pop by to say thanks for all the fun and inspiration you’ve shared over the last year and to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Sue
    x

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  28. Great posting, Patsy. I like Zechariah, the snowflake packages and all of it. This is my first woyww, but I think you and I connected before, maybe thru swap-bot. Following you now and hope you'll follow on mine too.
    We are American missionaries living in Ukraine and I love connecting with Christian artists.
    God bless and Merry Christmas,
    Coleen

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  29. Following on all three spots. God bless and Merry Christmas.

    Coleen in Ukraine

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