Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WOYWW: A New Beginning!


I woke up late this morning
and this was my desk.
I was unraveling an old scarf last night.
I like unraveling sweaters or scarves
and reusing the yarn.
You never know what I will be able to use it for!

falls on Ash Wednesday today.
I went to mass and the priest
put ashes on my forehead in the shape of a cross.
He said, "Repent and believe in the Gospel."

Today is the start of 40 days of Lent
for Catholics and many Christian denominations.
We are supposed to fast, pray and give alms.
Fast from something,
pray longer,
and give alms to those who need it.
"Rend your hearts and not your garments,"
it reads in the 2nd chapter of Joel.
Really what God is looking for is a 
change of heart,
a returning to Him.

In Genesis 1:31 we can read that
God looked at EVERYTHING He had made,
EVERYTHING!
and He found it VERY GOOD!

What God wants is we return to that-
fellowship and intimacy with Him,
reliance on Him, 
trust and faith in Him!
Perhaps we can make these 40 days
a NEW BEGINNING!
Lent, after all, comes from the 
Old English word lencten
which means spring.
And what is spring but a time of
fresh starts, a blossoming, a blooming,
a renewal?

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!

This week,
Random.org chose,
#27, Bridget Larsen,
of  Fruit Salad,
who likes to make cards.

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit 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:

Blessings!
Patsy

17 comments:

  1. Happy WOYWW. I always love visiting you and Peggy - such talent in your family. Ali x #12

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  2. I am sure your unravelled scarf will become something beautiful! The colour is certainly lovely. Happy WOYWW, Helen 2

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  3. Loving your pages and wishing you Happy Ash Wednesday and hope the fasting goes ok.
    Happy WOYWW I hope you have a great day
    Ria #47

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  4. Beautiful creativity and Art.
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 62

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  5. Hi Patsy, its always an adventure visiting your blog. Great pics, great art, great creativity going on here. Thanks for linking up
    God bless
    Tracy

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  6. Blessings right back to you dear! LOVE your art - really gorgeous! Love from Holland, Marit #89

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  7. Gorgeous pieces, love the textures in the flowers. You are very creative!

    Have a great day!
    Nora

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  8. I always remember my Gran unravelling our knit wear when I was a little girl and we had to hold out our arms so that she could wind it around them to make a skein! Ah, the posibilities xx
    Fiona #88

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  9. The Genesis quote with the flowers is my favorite! Beautiful work! Hugs! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #106

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  10. Unravelled yarn - there is no end to your talent! I received your beautiful ATCs this very morning Patsy, and I can't thank you enough, they are so special to me.

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  11. I like to recycle yarn and other goodies too. My husband says I am a hoarder but I say I am a good steward of the earth. Love the paintings and atc! They are beautiful! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #17

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  12. stopping by from emily's! i love yarn too...it's my passion (or one of them). your art is beautiful.

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  13. 1st time here! Such a beautiful blog full of inspiration .love it have a great and blessed Valentines day.

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  14. This was a very pleasant visit here today. I'll be back.

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  15. Your art is lovely I ESP like those flowers with texture
    Jackie3

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  16. We had Ash Wednesday Mass at school and it was so lovely to be able to share it with the girls.
    As always your journal is just fantastic.
    Happy very belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #20

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  17. friend, you are such a gifted artist, but more than that, you are such a devoted follower of Christ. i really love when you link up with IP. bless you. e.

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