Friday, August 29, 2014

Paint Party Friday: Legacy of Faith

Here is how I started my painting for today.

"O God, you have taught me from my youth,
and till the present I proclaim
Your wondrous deeds." Psalm 71:17

Thank you Lord for the legacy of faith
my mother left me.
More than anything she bequeathed,
our business or any material thing,
the most precious was how important
God was to her.

Even when she was very weak, she would
still insist on going to daily mass at 6 am,
and afterwards go to the
Adoration chapel.
I remember having to hold her 
for fear she would fall.
I was the one who had to give up
saying, "Mommy, I don't think you should 
go to mass anymore. 
We BOTH might fall down!"

Her iPad was filled with praise songs and 
bible verses she would listen to almost the whole day.

Yes, my siblings and I were very blessed
to have a mom who taught us about 
God and His love for us, from when we were young.
She didn't teach us to say memorized prayers
but taught us to just talk to God.
And I would talk to God about 
a lost ball pen (that I would find)
and other little things that showed me
that God was real and was watching over me.
God taught me that He was love
and that love surrounded me.

So I try to do the same for my son.
A home should be a little bit of heaven
here on earth.
The principles of God's Word
should dominate the way a family lives.
Children observe parents all the time
and listen to us, and observe the way we 
relate to others.
Being an example is the most effective
way to teach!

 "You are not lacking in any spiritual gift." 
1 Cor. 1:7

In God's perfect plan, we would all know 
and recognize the many gifts He has given us. 
We would partner with Him to develop and grow 
these gifts to build His church here on earth.

Perhaps we can start with asking God 
to make clear what gifts we have, 
or what OTHER gifts we have. 
Or perhaps we can serve or volunteer 
to see what we are good at, 
what we enjoy doing. 
We can also talk to others 
who can see more clearly than we can, 
where our particular capabilities lie. 

1 Corinthians 12:1 reads, 
"I do not want you to be
 ignorant about your spiritual gifts!" 
We are all made with a divine design 
and we can become aware of what God made us to do, 
by discovering our gifts and talents. 
It can be an exciting adventure!

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  1. Truly lovely works of art.
    Have a fun and safe weekend

  2. This is a beautiful meditation on the effect our faith has on others -- your mother's faith on you, and your faith on your son. Your meditation is a loving reminder pointing to the importance of the domestic church. God bless.

  3. Your posts are like a refreshing rain shower - what a wonderful faith legacy your mom left you and your siblings. Your art continues to grow as well - I am so blessed by your paintings of real people!

  4. Patsy, your blog post today is a breath of fresh air and a reminder to us all how important it is to pass on the Good News. I love your painting of mother and daughter.

  5. What fine, delicate work you do here. Wishing you a lovely week.

  6. So beautiful! Love the mother and child - sensitive technique!

  7. What a blessing to have a wonderful mother who nurtured her children in the ways of the Lord. Beautiful story and artwork. Blessings, Janet PPF

  8. Oh Patsy even more words to ponder. Thank you for sharing it all with us at WAW. Carole


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