Monday, November 04, 2013

Life is Like That!

My family and I spent the weekend at the beach.
My 87 year old father went sailing on his Sunfish.
The very clear and sunny weather
turned foul suddenly and he was far out!
There was thunder and lightning and he was out there
with the metal mast of his sailboat sticking out.
He said, "Napadasal ako!" "I had to pray!"
Thank you God, he was able to get the boat back to shore!

Life is like that.
It can be very serene, peaceful. Everything going right!
Then something unexpected happens.

We just need to wait on the Lord!
Wait with courage,
be stouthearted!!!

We need to be peacemakers-
not only for others,
but for ourselves as well!
When things get rough,
we need to find the peace
that is beyond understanding.
I think being a peacemaker is a
step by step process.
We don't become peacemakers overnight!
It is especially hard to be a peacemaker
when things are stressful all around.

One of the ways we can be peacemakers,
is to continue to put ourselves in the presence of God.
Continue to put ourselves 
in the presence of God's Word!

 There is SO MUCH to learn!
But God is faithful and He will
finish what He started!

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
 #20, Sue Marazzo.
Visit her blog to see her
fabulous paintings and other
things to inspire you!


  1. Hi Patsy. I'm visiting from The Weekend Brew and enjoyed reading your post. So glad that your father made it back to shore safely! God is faithful, and I've been blessed reading your post today.

  2. Your ATCs are spectacular, Patsy, I am so glad to be here today and seeing your art. Brava!!

  3. I'm so thankful that your dad is okay, Patsy! Beautiful work, as always!

  4. This is my first visit and I'm so happy I stopped by. Your art is lovely. I especially like the "Joy" one in your sidebar.
    Big Family Small Farm

  5. Hi Patsy! Your post is wonderful. I wanted to let you know that I had someone randomly ask me if I had ever seen your blog, your art, etc., and said how incredibly blessed she was to find your blog. I praise God for you. Keep being the blessing you are, and shining your light for Jesus. You are a joy to so many people. God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. So true. Precious God's words and his presence:)

  7. What beautiful artwork! I especially like the last one. What a great reminder of just how great God really is. {I'm so glad your dad is OK}. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  8. Patsy, I'm reading this post after the powerful storm has struck the Philippines and I pray for you and yours! May God surround you will His love and protection. God bless!


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