Wednesday, January 01, 2014

WOYWW: The Lord Bless You!

WOYWW at the start of the year!
And what do I have?
I am tempted to keep you guessing!
Actually I am trying to make a paper mache piggy bank.
I did not realize it would take soooo long to dry!
Anyway, it's for our monthly craft tutorial
in our shop blog, papemelroti.

Before the piggy bank, I was also
working on my planner
cause I decided to join the Documented Life Project
along with other wonderfully creative ladies.
Join us! It's free and FUN!

This morning I read from the book of Numbers.
The Aaronic blessing is the oldest known
biblical text that has been found
and amulets with these verses have been found 
in graves dating from the First Temple Period. 
This is how God instructed Moses
for Aaron to bless the Israelites.

During the Old Testament times,
only adult males descended from Aaron could 
perform this priestly blessing.
But as Christians, we are all
priests by virtue of baptism,
and we can give this benediction to each other!

These words are so familiar to me, 
that we can take it for granted,
but if you study the original Hebrew,
the blessing would read like this:


Isn't that amazing?
For the start of the year,
I want to bless you 
with this Aaronic blessing!




21 comments:

  1. ah Patsy d like to put these verses in my cards think it is such a privilege and blessing to share it in every way..
    Numbers 6:
    24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:

    25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:

    26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

    It is the peace for which the world longs and need.
    ..so beautifully illustrated too, Patsy.
    Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #2

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  2. Happy New Year
    Good luck with the piggy bank
    Your art work is beautiful
    Jackie 13

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  3. Definitely would not have guessed a piggy bank but can see it now...lol....hope it works out just the way you want it too and all the best for 2014! Vikki #20

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  4. Your post has reminded me of the piggy bank I made at primary school. Moulded on a balloon with egg box legs and snout! Much patience is needed I think. Happy New Year to you x

    Fiona #21

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  5. Happy New Year, Patsy. May the Lord indeed lift up His countenance upon you and be gracious unto you as you step out into 2014. I like the re-affirmation that Yahweh will put into place all that is needful to make me whole!! Wonderful.
    Margaret #12

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  6. As always, your artwork is so beautiful! I'm definitely going to check out the Documented Life Project - it's sounds like something I would love to do, too! Have a wonderful and Happy New Year full of blessings!

    Julie

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  7. I hope the piggy dries soon. I can't wait to see how you decorate it.

    Happy New Year
    Love Rachel #24

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  8. Aw, thank you so much for my blessing. That's really kind of you to share it with all of us. Good luck with the piggy bank! A very happy new year to you, all the best, Lucy #28 x

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  9. Good luck with your piggy bank, hope it dries soon.
    Happy New Year
    Karin #30

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  10. HNY Patsy, super idea to paper mache a piggybank...no problem with smashing it when the time comes to count up your savings. Cheers and happy crafting RobynO #31

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  11. Happy New Year and thank you for the blessing and the reminder of those words. Hope 'piggy' dries soon :-)
    Anne x #36

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  12. Love the bank - funnily enough in a recent clear out I found a bank I made with D when he was about 4 or 5 (he's 21 on Saturday :)) shaped like a Power Rangers helmet! And I can see a piggy from where I sit even now. Look forward to seeing it done - it looks cute already. How did I miss you have another blog??? Senility, I suspect. so off to check that out now -

    Happy New Year WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

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  13. Thank you for the Blessing, love the second interpretation - DH and I were only discussing this morning how the Good Lord continues to watch over us even when we are 'busy'.
    Thank you for your continued Prayers.
    May God bless you mightily in 2014
    Bishopsmate #45

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  14. May you and your family have a blessed New Year. That piggy bank looks great, I would love to see it finished.
    Happy OYWW!
    Tertia #22

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  15. Happy New Year to you and your family, Patsy...here's to another wonderful year of crafting :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

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  16. happy new year to you - i love your documented life planner - i am doing it too :) Lx

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  17. I am glad you told us what it is. I was starting to imagine and that can be dangerous. Happy 2014! Peg R #25

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  18. Thank you so much for your lovely posts, prayers and snipets from the bible - so lovely and inspiring! Happy New Year to you, may God keep you safe, healthy and happy!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  19. goodness I haven't seen a paper mache pig since i made one at school when I was little and why did I paint it dark brown ????..I still question that ! as for your post as always so much to think about and beautiful art work .good luck with the documented life planner I was checking that out earlier would love to do it but know I wouldn't keep it up maybe one year ! wishing you good health and happiness for 2014 hugs Andrea #33

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  20. Hi Patsy! How's Mom doing? I keep you all in my thoughts and prayers, and always will. You've been SUCH a tremendous blessing to me from the first day I met you and found your blog. And as time has passed and I've gotten to know you better, I'm even more grateful and blessed now to know your love for the Lord and your beautiful heart, Thanks for being such a joy to know, and always keep in touch, God bless your life, my dear friend,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  21. I look forward to seeing the piggy bank Happy new year!

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