Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WOYWW: Made for Another World

I was a little lazy this morning,
too lazy to draw.
So I picked up my pile of pictures 
and chose one to trace.
I loved this picture of a not so
slender lady to illustrate my bible verse.

"Can God spread a table in the desert?"
Psalm 78:19
The song, "Come to the table of plenty..."
kept running in my mind for some reason,
so I added it to my picture too!

Sometimes we think,
"If only I had more money,
I would be happy..."
"If only I had more friends,
was more popular,
had a great job,
a wonderful husband,
a beautiful house...."
But I've read enough horror stories
(like this rich young man who committed suicide,
winners of the lotto 
whose lives got messed up big time,
popular actors who die from 
too much drink and drugs,
etc etc)
to know it is not money, or fame,
or popularity, or a handsome prince of a husband
that will give us joy.

 C.S. Lewis said, "If we find ourselves with a desire 
that nothing in this world can satisfy, 
the most probable explanation is that 
we were made for another world."

We were also made to be part of a 
bigger spiritual family...
including all the saints who have gone on
before us.
Isn't it exciting to think of
Saint Paul as our fiery older brother,
or awesome Moses, 
or Padre Pio, Saint Bernadette,
Saint Therese, etc as part of our family?
 We are pilgrims here on earth.
We belong in a better place!

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

#47, Julie of More of Him,

a precious child of God 
who loves to count her blessings!!


  1. Once again you have given words of wisdom and beautiful journal pages.
    thank you.

  2. It's not what we don't have. It's what we do with what we have :) Thank you for another meaningful and artistic post Patsy :)

    Have a blessed week!

  3. I love coming here, your posts are so uplifting. I have had a difficult few years, which has rendered me a bit negative or rather defeated at times, then I read your posts and it always touches me, and makes me think about what is positive. Which is sometimes very hard to do when you feel defeated. Just an FYI, St. Therese is my one of my absolute favorite Saints. Since you mentioned her, I thought I'd throw that in there. Thanks for another beautiful post Patsy. (((HUGS)))
    WOYWW # 44

  4. Oh such a lovely post Patsy. It is so important for us to accept who we are and what we are and be grateful - AND to make the very best of what we have! x Jo

  5. What a beautiful post Patsy. I know I need for nothing....I have a beautiful family and treasure every minute I spend with them.
    A x # 8

  6. Now you see, you do it and it gives the rest of us permission to trace and copy - what a great way to work a picture. I like the not so slender..and I like that you found a published pic in the first place of a not so slender!

  7. Beautiful post, Patsy. Father God invites each of us to His banqueting table - what an incredibly privileged invite! A good place to be. Have just been reading the story of Mephibosheth. David insisted he was to eat at the King's table and he was "lame in both feet". We come to God as we are - and are welcome 'cos He loves us.
    have a great week.

  8. Trace and Copy!! What a wonderful economy of images!! Thank you for your wonderful art and up lifting posts!!
    HAve an awesome week! Ginny #50

  9. Hi Patsy
    your pages and messages are so wonderful today and we do need to look closely at what we have and be thankful for our lot
    Sending a hug for WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
    Ria #44

  10. Beautiful paintings as always Patsy! I love your fantastic backgrounds too! Happy WOYWW!

  11. A very uplifting WOYWW posting. We have so much to be grateful for in that God loves us so much - just as we are. He is my rock, and His promise is that He will never leave me or forsake me - how good is that :-) Have a really special week. Happy WOYWW, john-w #35

  12. Look at that space and all of the creative things you've been up to! :)

  13. Hello my sweet friend and sister in the Lord, Patsy! Greetings once again from sunny Las Vegas. I hope that you are doing well. Your art and blog post have again blessed me heart, and I thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful week filled with God's goodness. Hugs to you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. Very fine post, Patsy--even when we know this, sometimes we need a reminder, yes?

    There really are sooooo many woywwers now, I almost never make it through everyone anymore, either.

    But sometimes it's fun to try!

    #63 this week

  15. love the splatter effect you have added to the paintings
    Bridget #23

  16. Oh this is beautiful. I love how you incorporate your thoughts and your drawings. I keep mine separate. Taking a course this week that might help me do both together.
    Thanks for linking to Sunday Stillness.
    Janis Cox

  17. Loving your thoughts and quotes today, it is so true that money does not buy happiness and we should be grateful for all the things we have. Your creations inspired by these thoughts are wonderful too. I particularly love the background behind your first piece. Happy WOYWW! Danie #72

  18. Love your beautiful pages filled with joy, Annette x

  19. Hi Patsy,

    I enjoyed peeking into your drawings and verses today as I hop over from the IP link up. I love C.S. Lewis' quote about being made for another worrld.

    Jennifer Dougan

  20. I always enjoy seeing your drawings and how they interpret the verses.
    Krisha #22 still making late rounds.

  21. Thanks for your sweet post, Patsy. I am thrilled that Julie from More Of Him is getting your ATC this week!! She is such a sweet blogger and has linkup each week that I stop and share at.

  22. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo


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:^) Patsy