Wednesday, October 01, 2014

WOYWW: Don't Look back!

 I just got back from more than a week in Seoul,
and since I got a bad cough there,
I have been resting in bed.
So I painted this on my bed using the same box I brought
with me to Seoul, filled with paints, brushes, pencils, etc.
I haven't had the chance to unpack yet!!!

 I have been reading from Luke 9, verse 62.
Jesus answered him, “No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind is fit for the Kingdom of God.”
I couldn't understand this at first 
until I read about plows or ploughs.

I suppose there are still plows being used in the province. 
A farmer tills his land using a plow or plough 
to prepare it for planting seeds. 
The thing is to keep it straight, 
he has to keep his sight straight ahead. 
If he looks back, the furrow will be crooked.
Being a disciple of Jesus also requires 
that we not look back. 
Past mistakes, relationships gone bad, 
what people think of us because of our past, 
can keep us from being confident 
to do the work God wants us to do. 
Every one makes mistakes we regret, 
but we should not let it define us. 
We should learn from it, yes, 
but it should not keep us from growing and being fruitful.
Lord, help me to keep my sight on You!

 Here is my favorite picture from our visit
to Seoul. We had this picture taken in
Gwanghamun Square near the City Hall.
Aren't these costumes beautiful?
And we were able to put them on for free!!!
There was a huge flea market and lots of happenings
that Sunday.

Now this is a picture of little vignettes
outside this store, 
"Too Cool for School".
They were encased in glass cases
and placed on top of chairs.
Very curious!

My sister Tina is crazy about cats,
and for her birthday,
we visited a Cat Cafe in Gangnam.
We don't have Cat Cafes here in the Philippines,
as far as I know,
so this was another curiosity for me! 



  1. I do hope you get better soon, it's not nice having a bad throat and feeling under the weather. Lovely painting.

    Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan
    Happy WOYWW #2

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Seoul. Hope the sore throat and cough get better soon.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

  3. You must have been really poorly Patsy, I do hope you're feeling a bit better as each day dawns. I LOVE the costumes that you were able to try - were they heavy? I've never heard of a cat cafe either, how amazing!

  4. Great post - what fab costumes. I do hope you feel better soon. x Jo

  5. Patsy, your mule looks like a cute pig. I hope your health improves very quickly. Love the post, keep your eyes on the prize. Thank you for posting your art with us this week during our 152nd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Hoping you have a fine, fun day, full of glorious giggles, and buckets of blessings from Heaven as you work,reccuperate and play.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  6. Oh I hope you feel better Patsy. I am sure painting in bed helped--love your art! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #56

  7. Praying you are feeling better! I love your art! I remember that every time I stop by here! Your post reminded me of a sermon our pastor preached awhile back... he had spent a summer as a young man/teen making money as a farm hand and was told to get on the tractor and prepare the rows for planting... there were already rows started so he just tried to keep in line with them, but was constantly looking back to see if it was lining up! After a couple of crooked rows, the farmer finally told him to not pay attention to the other rows but to look only at the horizon... straight ahead... such a powerful visual reminder! We are neighbors today over at Holly's for #TestimonyTuesday!

  8. Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather and hope you will be much better soon.
    Happy crafting, when you feel well enough, Angela x 39

  9. Beautiful art, beautiful costumes, beautiful Scripture inspiration! Get well soon, and have a lovely week. Chris # 16

  10. Sorry to hear about the cough - hope you will be feeling better soon. Wonderful artwork. Thanks for sharing. Hope that you have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #81 x

  11. I hope you are feeling better today!! I love stopping bvy your blog, I am always so inspired, your writings and art always touch my heart deeply! Thank you for sharing, Have a great week Ginny M #63

  12. I hope you feel better soon, Patsy. Horrible to get ill on holiday or just after you get back - sometimes I think we pick things up when we're away from home in an atmosphere our immune system ins't used to. I, too, love that photo with the fabulous costumes! Definitely one for the album.

    I love your painting of the ploughman and his ox. What made this picture so charming for me was that it appears to be in a paddy field! How wonderful it is that the truth of God's Word holds true, whatever culture we call our own!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #37


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