Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WOYWW: Each Child is Precious!

I wonder how many WOYWWers come visit me
to feel good about how clean their desk is?
My space for working is getting smaller and smaller.
The toilet paper roll to make faces, is still there,
gathering dust!
I was making ATCs as my stock 
is running out and I owe ATCs to 
some wonderfully patient ladies!

I cleared out a bit of space 
to make room for drawing my 
bible verse for the day:
"Whatever you bind on earth
shall be bound in heaven."
Matthew 18:18

This verse goes with,
Mark 11:23,
"You shall have whatsoever you say."
What do we say about ourselves?
What do we say about our families?
Our husband? Children?
Friends? Our job? Our situation?
I have to catch myself several times
when I say negative things about myself.
Things like, "I'll never be able to master this,"
"I am so forgetful!"
But I never, never say negative things
about my son.

My sister Tina regularly tutors street children
so that they do better in school
and do not lose their scholarship

She says they have to teach the parents too! 
It is a sad state of affairs when parents
"bind" their children with statements like,
"Walang kuwenta kang bata ka!"
"You are worthless!"
"Walang mangyayari sa iyo!"
"You are not going to amount to much!"

But this is the reality in squatter areas!
Parents and other adults around
curse the children with their words!

"See that you do not despise 
one of these little ones."
Matthew 18:10
Each child is precious in the eyes of God.
Each child has unique gifts to bring to the world.

Let us make sure that instead of
putting them down,
binding them to a life of worthlessness,
let us encourage each child to dream,
to discover their gifts,
their uniqueness,
and show them they are loved! 

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


  1. More wonderfully inspirational painting. Happy crafting #2

  2. I love the picture of the mother and child. They are fantastic. And I agree. It takes no longer to show praise for something a child did right, than it does to belittle them. And of course, the praise is far, far better for the child. Happy WOYWW from #1.

  3. Ha. I assure you my art table is no better than yours. :) Beautiful, thought-provoking art as always.

  4. Oh, Patsy! This was something I really needed to read this evening. I have to watch myself and how I talk about myself, too. I think having a mom that always had negative things to say about me, sealed that to me and it's taking me many, many years to get past that. I'm so thankful that I have made a conscience effort to always speak positive things to my children. I've seen such a difference in them!

    Thank you for another wonderful post full of God's love!

    Blessings - Julie

  5. Yes! It is a good reminder for everbody. I say those things to myself once in a while:)
    Have a nice day Patsy:)

  6. Your ATC's are beautiful.
    Happy Wednesday
    Karin #92

  7. Nope! I'm an artist, too, and my desk looks like yours! That's just how I roll! Now following! I have to have everything in front of me....and it usually doesn't get put away, either.

  8. Hi Patsy
    I am not sure how you manage to turn out such beautiful paintings in that small space but you do a great job love your pages
    Enjoy WOYWW and have a great week
    Hugs Ria #43

  9. I am blessed with a Mother who has encouraged, praised and given me courage throughout my life, now in my 5th decade I understand the power of the gift my Mother has given and give thanks it came my way - a wonderful painting Patsy and a true reminder

  10. This girl I think is one of my favorites that you have ever done--so beautiful! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #117

  11. What a beautiful post, Patsy. I just LOVE your compassion for human life, and your desire to share God's love with everyone. I wanted to share with you something that is celebrated by Christians in the United States, despite the world's opposition (even in our own country - people are evil and lost and say ugly things against this movement). But anyway, our past President Ronald Reagan made a proclamation on January 13, 1984 that forever in history, the US would designate and celebrate January 22, 1984 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day and each year thereafter. The date was chosen to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that first recognized the constitutionally-protected status of abortion in the United States. Even Julie Roe has changed her thoughts on the sanctity of human life proclaiming that life begins at conception. She has to live with that burden of what she did. How wonderful to know that our loving and gracious Father forgives our sins.

    This is a wonderful blog post, Patsy. I'm so glad that the children (and adults) in your area have you to share God's love for them. I pray for your ministry and just know that God is using you in a mighty way. My prayers are with you always.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely art with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Hi Patsy,

    I always enjoy coming to see your artwork and learn about the bible. The work your sister does is inspiring. I was lucky enough to have parents that loved and supported me. I lost my mom to cancer in 1991 at the young age of 55. I think of her often and all the life lessons that I learned from her.

    Bless you and yours.

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (23)

  13. Beautiful, Patsy. What an amazing privilege to know God loves us, each one, and that the words He speaks over us are words to encourage, build up, and demonstrate that we are the apple of His eye. Wonderful!!!
    have a great week. How are you doing with Mephibosheth??!!
    Margaret #69

  14. Hi Patsy!! Thanks for linking up your beautiful artwork each week. My desk is about as messy as yours so I work at the kitchen table instead!!

  15. What a wonderful artwork, Patsy! Love all the things you shared when it comes to taking care of the young ones. They are precious in God's sight! Thanks for blessing us with a great project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs and blessings...

    JO ANN


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