Monday, June 17, 2013

The Butterfly Effect

I loved what I read this morning
from the Word Among Us.
It was about the Butterfly Effect,
a theory initiated by Edward Lorenz in 1972.
"Does the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil
set off a tornado in Texas?"

In Matthew Chapter 5, Jesus teaches us about 
generosity and forgiveness.
He tells us that instead of the Old Testament
"an eye for an eye" mentality,
we should be kind and generous
to those who do mean things to us.
"He knows that one small act of mercy
can have great consequences...
Our negative actions can have unforeseen results."

If I am irritated and show it to my family
in the morning,
my husband and son may be in a bad mood all day!
And who knows where that might lead!

I made this for my friend who lost 2 babies
in miscarriages.
She wanted a copy of a painting on the internet
to hang on her wall.
I hope whoever the artist is,
will forgive me for copying his wonderful work.

One small act of love will send ripples 
and you never know where it may reach.
Our prayers have unforeseen effects.
Even if most of the people I "meet"
on the internet I have never seen,
I like to pray for them.
We are all interconnected.
That is how God made us-
a big family!And He is our Father
who loves us all!

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, chose
#4, Peggy Gato of 
Peggy's Mixed Up Art!
Take a look at her amusing photo collages.



  1. Your work is so beautiful. I this I love everything about it: the colors, your beautiful handwriting, your thoughts behind it. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. I love how you connected the butterfly effect with Matthew 5!

  3. Gorgeous art! Love her sweet round face. :)

  4. I've always believed in the butterfly effect. In fact, several of us were just debating its functions this week. So glad you chose it to focus on because I always love your art.

  5. I love that you took action to create your own butterfly effect in the life of your friend. I'm sure it blessed her, who in turn blessed someone else, who ... on and on. God is good to work in our "small things" to create long-lasting ripples.

  6. This is lovely. I am blessed by your thoughts and your art work. x

  7. Beautiful Patsy! Thanks for inspiring us every Monday at Inspire Me Monday at

    Create With Joy

  8. This is really lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  9. What a beautiful painting, Patsy. A beautiful way to comfort your friend. And I love this butterfly effect! It makes perfect sense. Thank you for the beauty you share, my friend.

  10. Your creations are even more wonderful each time I see it. You are blessed with wonderful talents. Thanks for blessing us with such a wonderful project this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless!

    JO ANN

  11. This reminded me of the movie, "The Butterfly Effect" with Ashton Kutcher. If you saw it, you know that it was a REALLY bizarre movie!! But it basically had the same theme that everything we do, has an affect on other's lives! Anyways, thanks for sharing your post and beautiful painting!
    Blessings, Ann @ Christ in the Clouds

  12. I love your attitude and your artwork. It makes me smile. As children of the king, we can flit above life's troubles, can't we? Thanks for a lovely post.


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