Friday, February 01, 2013

PPF: Always a Miracle!

"Of its own accord,
the land yields fruit."
Mark 4:28
We do a lot of watering 
and pruning,
but our bougainvillea plant that hides our 
garden wall,
doesn't flower!!!!!
It can be frustrating especially
when I see all the beautiful flowering
plants all over our subdivision!
It is not under our control.

The same way with a farmer.
He may work hard but
it doesn't mean he will get a good crop!
There are forces beyond his control
that help produce the harvest
and it's a miracle when the plants 
come out healthy and strong!
It's always a miracle!

"To the one who has
more will be given;
from the one who has not,
even what he has will be
taken away."
Mark 4:25

Usually we relate this verse 
to the talents we are given.
We should use our talents 
so it will grow.
But in my reflection guide yesterday,
it linked Jesus' promise of abundance
to how we take His words seriously.
It exhorts us to continually 
grow in our understanding of Jesus
or we may lose what we have.

Like a farmer, plowing a field,
we expect good favor.
And I believe for those who hope in the Lord,
we will not be disappointed!
God always gives miracles 
to those who wait!

Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!

What are the odds that this week, 
for the second time in a row, chose,
#13, the ever popular and witty 
Julia Dunnit of 


  1. This was helpful, Patsy. Here I am waiting for my "plants to flower", when in actuality, it needs to be enough simply that the plant is growing. You always give me much to think about, and I am SO very grateful for you.
    Thanks for sharing again, Patsy because, once again, you have fed my hungry soul.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. I just started a blog and I get so frustrated that I don't know how to make it grow faster. I don't get buttons and links and all that bloggy stuff. I relate that to your post. Prayer and patience is the only way I am going to figure all this out. Thank you! God will bless it if I just give it to his care daily!

  3. the bougainvillea on our neighbour's fence never flowered... and then two years ago it was suddenly covered and every year it is glorious now... it just decided it was time to show itself I think and I often think of how many times he could have pulled it out but he was patient and now it is so wonderful for all of us to enjoy... which means that your post today is perfectly relatable for me... thank you
    T xx

  4. Beautiful works, as always! <3

  5. We are talking about the harvest after our 21 days of prayer fasting. It is a beautiful things to reap what we have sown. Beautiful theme, we do have miracles every day, just have to look, they are there. Blessings, Janet PPF

  6. Dear Patsy, Hello my friend- thank you so much for linking up! You are such a blessing AND these words refresh me today...I am now Home Schooling my daughter and have found blogging (this is our first week) has been on the back seat and PHEW barely able to visit and read my fave blogs, as well as keep up with my schedule of blogging! I threw together the post for RJD right before bed last night and had almost forgotten about it - so busy looking at curriculum and trying to plan for this new and unexpected journey! Blessings my friend! Thank you, for your beautiful words and art!

  7. So lovely. Thank you for sharing ! Happy ppf.

  8. Beautiful thoughts for my day. And, beautiful art.

  9. Love the texture of the flower in the first and the bright red color in the second!!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  10. Beautiful words and artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

  11. Your posts are always a blessing, Patsy. I love how you have illustrated the scripture. You shared a new idea today. I had always seen that as meaning talents, but you have opened my eyes to another view.

  12. Beautiful pages and words 'always a miracle.' Wonderful!

  13. Your pages are very beautiful! Happy PPF!

  14. Yes, ALWAYS a miracle! We never take growth for granted do we? Such a beautiful post as usual! I love your art so much. It is always cheerful and uplifting!

  15. Patsy,
    I just want to look at that picture all day. For some reason it reveals Gods abundance to us. Forgiveness Love , I pray we will al continue to grow in Grace.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful art work and appreciate you taking time to join our challenge.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!
    PS Buy another bougainvillea and plant it with the first one.

  16. "It's always a miracle,"...yes. yes it is. Such beautiful words and artwork, Patsy. I am glad to have found you through PPF. Have a wonderful week! - janice

  17. Beautifully done. I love their hands. Happy Paint Party a few days late!

  18. Lovely faces in your ladies...and thanks for the reminder that spring will eventually come! I needed that on a snowy day...

  19. Your paintings are lovely and the words are truth. The miracle is that the plant grows at all! HPPF


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:^) Patsy