Friday, August 16, 2013

Paint Party Friday: Beloved

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good,
His mercy endures forever."
Psalm 136:1

It is easy to give thanks and praise to God
when everything is all going well.
It is more challenging when
we feel everything is caving in on us.

How can we think God is good if
He allows us to undergo so much pain?
a couple of weeks ago.
Yesterday she said,
"I'm sure God doesn't want me to
have this much pain!"

I personally think all of life 
is a journey with God 
asking us along the way,
"Do you trust me?"
"Do you believe what I said to you
in the letter I wrote to you,
the Bible?"
"Do you follow my instructions
which are ALL for your good?"

"Rejoice in the Lord always.
I will say it again: Rejoice!
Do not be anxious about anything,
but in EVERY situation,
by prayer and petition,
with THANKSGIVING,
present your requests to God.
And the PEACE of God,
which transcends all understanding,
will GUARD your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:4-7

This is what God says we should do
if we want His peace!
Easy to do? No!!!

It goes against every natural law,
but God's ways are different from ours,
His economies are different,
His thinking is different!
BUT He made us, He loves us
and He gave us our instruction manual.
If we want to live the way He intended us to,
we need to read it and follow it!

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
 #3, La Abela , a woman who talks to herself,
as she claims, and draws amazingly
with charcoal and graphite.

Linking with

Sometimes I put on my best pajamas and
join these wonderful blog parties!!!
So many WONDERFUL blogfriends to discover!

28 comments:

  1. I love all of these beautiful ladies.

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  2. Love your work. I hope your Mom is doing better. ::sending prayer to her::

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  3. Patsy... your art is beautiful... and so expressive... I love your ladies...

    Jenny ♥

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  4. Wonderful work, I love the textures and depth. I hope your Mom is feeling a bit better. Happy PPF!

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  5. hoping that your mum is doing better... you are both in my thoughts...xx

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  6. I admire the ease with which you drew that first pose! HPPF!

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  7. Beautiful paintings. I hope your mum is feeling better soon:)

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  8. You ladies look so good against their richly painted backgrounds. Beautifully done.

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  9. Beautiful ladies, love the first one, looks so natural! <3

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  10. Such lovely paintings and happy faces.
    (ann @ studiohyde + Somewhere To Sketch)

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  11. popping in from In the Studio, lovely work as always.

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  12. Beautiful work and beautiful words....I hope Mom is feeling better soon....xox

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  13. Stunning work Patsy, I LOVE ALL your ladies, thank-you so much for sharing them.
    Hugs x

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  14. What a beautiful post and lovely artwork. Just what I needed to hear and see today. I hope your mom is feeling better. xo and Happy PPF!

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  15. All your paintings are gorgeous, Patsy, and I really, really love the Give Thanks. I love the scripture from Phillipians. Hope your Mom is feeling better soon.

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  16. Lovely images and lovely thoughts that inspire!

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  17. All your paintings are beautiful but that last one is my favorite!

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  18. Oh Patsy - I know that God doesn't want us to have any pain - it's just part and parcel of this sinful world we live in. I pray that your mom gets relief from her physical pain. Your images are beautiful - and the word that inspires them is full of beauty and healing.

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  19. As always beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Blessings
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

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  20. Oh Patsy...just lovely! there is such an innocence to your paintings. the faces are wonderful and inquisitive and yet so serene. Yes, your sermon is wonderful and poignant and a meditation. I am in awe of your raw talent! xox

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  21. Patsy,
    Such great work for the Word of God.
    Thank you so much dropping in with your art today. Remember you can post up to five times which increases your opportunity to win. We hope you come back next week.
    Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

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  22. We are neighbors at still saturday - nice to have a chance to visit. Love your drawings - if you visit my blog, scroll down to see a time lapse drawing our daughter did, I think you'll enjoy it, too. Love the verses you shared - so true - sometimes it is hard to trust on this journey - to know and rejoice that He is with us.

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  23. Beautiful post and artwork to go with. The refiner's fire is hot, and I'm personally feeling it in my own life. I don't like the heat, but I know it's necessary, and holding on to God's promises that everything works out for the good of those that love Him!

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  24. Beautiful post, Patsy. I'd like to use this on my Facebook. I notice in your sidebar that we can use your stuff if we link back to you. If you object, please let me know and I will remove it from my Facebook page.

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  25. Beautiful art beautiful words. I can attest to this. God has provided for us over and over again when situations were bleak. He has always provided for us. He is faithful. I pray your mom will rely fully on Him to get her through her trial.

    hanks for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  26. Amen. . . I agree totally. Your pictures are lovely and your truth is wonderful. Blessings, Janet PPF

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