Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WOYWW: Teach Your Children!

 I have started another canvas.
It's so enjoyable making these flower prints.
I just make messes of colors, then draw
the design over it with a pencil.
After that I paint the background white,
and use a fine brush or pigment pen to make the 

 Here's last week's canvas, all finished!
I love it!!!

 Just can't resist showing you my sister's old autograph book.
She was 10 years old at the time and she made her own questions.
My brother's answers are hilarious!

 Here is the other page of his answers about crushes,
or being "crushed"!

 This morning I read from Deuteronomy.

"Teach them to your children and your children's children." Deuteronomy 4:9

Moses and the people who followed him as they journeyed to the Promised Land saw a lot of miracles and received many special gifts from God.  One of those special gifts were the "statutes" He taught them, "that you may live...observe them carefully...However...take care not to forget the things which your eyes have seen...but teach them to your children and your children's children." 

The root of the word "statute" is a word meaning "to engrave", and refers to a permanent, unchangeable rule of conduct prescribed by an authority. "That you may live..." shows God's desire to give us eternal life. Thus obedience to His Words, the bread of life, ensures this.

Through the years, the Word of God has been watered down, made palatable, more acceptable.  To be a Christian, it is said, we need only to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.  To be a radical Christian, we need only to wear a t-shirt with a Christian message.  But it is clear in the Bible that if we do not separate ourselves from the things of this world, we might as well be an atheist!  We cannot wear clothes that Myley Cyrus wears, listen to foul mouthed music, watch pornographic movies and TV shows about people doing bad things, read the books and magazines that the world does, and still call ourselves Christian. We are not a Christian country if every day so many babies are killed, if so much of our taxes are lost to corruption while children suffer because of a bad education and child care.  

We can't be Christian if we live as if God did not give us "statutes", engraved laws, unchangeable laws to live by.  We can't just say Jesus is Lord and not show any evidence that He is! One day, Jesus might just say, "Not everyone who calls me Lord, Lord, will enter Heaven, but ONLY the one who does the will of my Father." Oops! He DID say exactly that in Matthew 7:21.

If we want our children and our children's children to get into heaven, 
we know what we have to do!!! 

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!
I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. The canvases are beautiful . Anne x #32

  2. The canvases are beautiful . Anne x #32

  3. Last weeks canvas is beautiful Patsy, enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#25

  4. you're canvases are gorgeous!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Thanks for sharing
    Mrs C.xx

  5. Love your new canvas - it looks really big! Also...I'm a huge Hello Kitty fan. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #48

  6. I find your work very delicate congratulations

  7. Your canvas is splendid. Thanks for sharing your process. I see you are not the only artist in the family. I like your brother's cartoons.

  8. Your talent is iamazing. Love all your work. Thank you so much for entering our AG family friendly challenge this week. Remember, you can enter up to five times. We enjoy seeing your creations.
    BLESSINGS, Carole

  9. Beautiful, as always.


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