Wednesday, February 05, 2014

WOYWW: Witnessing Miracles

It's a Wednesday morning again,
and where am I?
Back to overnight duty at the hospital,
watching over my mom.
Here is my work desk.
More a work chair.

I discovered a new app
and I love it!
It makes any picture you take
into a watercolor painting!

It's called Waterlogue and I like using it to
document my day.

Like here is a picture of my mom
with her doctors last night.
Not so heartbreaking when it is
 in watercolor, isn't it?
Thank you for your prayers for my mom!

 This morning I read the short story in the Gospel of Mark
about  when Jesus started to teach in the 
synagogue in his hometown.
The people listening were astonished,
but offended.
"Where did he get his wisdom?
Is he not the carpenter?
Don't we know his family who lives among us?"
they scoffed. Mark 6:1-6

And Jesus was not able to perform miracles there
because of their lack of faith.
How about us?
Do we allow Jesus to work in our lives?
Jesus was a real person.
His existence is more documented 
than the leaders of his time.
There were many who wrote about 
what they witnessed first hand,
and were willing to be martyred
because they believed in what He said.

"Night and day among the tombs...
he was always crying out and bruising himself 
with stones." Mark 5:1-20 
There are many people among us who are hurting.
 They may not mutilate themselves like this pitiable man, 
but people with emotional pain hurt themselves repeatedly 
although you do not see the wounds on their skin. 

Would you know anyone like this? 
Don't pass up the opportunity to be like Jesus 
and help free them from their pain, 
their low self-esteem or their lack of self-respect. 
Often times when we help others, 
we help ourselves as well!

I think it is because
when we help others,
encouraging, loving them,
it is God's love that passes through us!
It is Jesus working in our life.
Who knows, we may witness


  1. HI Patsy Beautiful work as always hugs Nikki C (no # yet)

  2. Oh Patsy, I am so sorry about your mom. Going through things like this with our loved ones is so hard. But you always manage to create and to inspire. I love that about you. I, too, am taken with the new app, Waterlogue, and plan to do a post about it tomorrow. God bless!

  3. May you be blessed and your mom healed( :

  4. Patsy,

    Lots of prayers for you family at this difficult time.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 12
    Happy WOYWW

  5. Sending best wishes for your mum
    Pictures look good using the watercolour app
    Jackie 10

  6. That is one cool app. Everything looks good and watercolor doesn't it. Sending good thoughts your way. Peg R 25

  7. What a beautiful painting!
    Lovely to catch up with you again - it's been a while :)
    no. 34

  8. Sending you best wishes for your Mum. Love that watercolour app, definitely softens everything.
    Hugs Lisax #54

  9. Love that app .... and yes, it doesn't look so worrying when a watercolour but we know different .... May God Bless you mightily during this stressful time.
    Bishopsmate #71

  10. Ah, the Waterlogue App is indeed wonderful..but your art hardly needs it! So glad that you're able to be with your Mom.

  11. I pray for strength for you and healing for your mom. It is so hard to watch them struggle. I know you must be very tired, but you are wonderful daughter to be there for her.

    You are right about lack of faith preventing God from working miracles in our lives. I have seen over and over when I speak out my faith in God's provision, he has abundantly blessed.

    Don't forget to take care of yourself during this time. You need your rest too. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Blessings! ~Deborah

  12. I am glad you take a shift sitting with your Mother. Your art is lovely and very meaningful. I will continue to hold you up in prayer. Inspirational, beautiful and appreciated! We thank you for sharing your creation with us at Word Art Wednesday
    Blessings, Carole (DT WAW)

  13. This is a cool idea about the watercolor thing! But sad about your Mom still being in the hospital! The thing I am struck with is that many times God's ways are not our ways---He does thing differently for sure. Hey, for some reason your post showed up about 8 times in my google + but would not let me comment unless I joined a Catholic blogging site which I didn't do since I was afraid it would bombard my feed with too many other bloggers ;-)

  14. Wonderful art work - you did a nice job - thank you for entering it at WAW this week - have a blessed day - Gail WAW February Guest Designer

  15. I saw your gorgeous painting on WAW and came over for a closer look. Am I glad I did. I love your ATCs too.

  16. Sorry to hear your Mum is is hospital, Patsy. We went through this with Dad and it's very hard. I love your beautiful artwork, as usual.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #100

  17. Sorry about your mum, I pray God's healing hand rest upon her. And it is true that when we help people it is Jesus' love passing through us, something I would love to remember all my life.

  18. What an inspiring post that is regarding prayer.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Neet 22 xx
    ps beatuful illustrations

  19. What a great App. Still praying for your family. love your journal pages.
    happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #20

  20. I'm so glad you're doing art next to your mom. And that watercolor app? Yes, it does make a difference--it softens the picture. May God continue to reveal beauty to you and sustain you by His grace.

  21. Hello Patsy. Sorry I am so late replying this week - it has been a bit crazy! Thanks for visiting, and for your best wishes for my hubby. I trust you, your family, and especially your mum, will know the peace and presence of Father God at this hard time.
    Take care.
    Margaret #17

  22. Praying for you both and so very thankful you could bless us with your art work this week at WAW!

  23. Praying for you and your mum. Wonderful artwork.


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