Wednesday, November 04, 2015

WOYWW: Our Debt of Love

 When I started WOYWW 
on April 28, 2010, (Julia's 47th WOYWW post),
it was in the hopes I would get too ashamed and would clean up!!!
My first WOYWW below:

That has not happened in the 5 years I've been sharing my desk.
I've just been more brazen!!!!

 "Pay all your debts, except the debt of love for others." Romans 13:8

Sometimes it is overwhelming to think of "loving your neighbor as yourself."  
Where do I start?  I think of all the refugees having a harsh time 
traveling through countries without food and other basic necessities. 
I think of persecuted people, Christians and Muslims, 
and minority ethnic groups around the world. 
And here in the Philippines, children who don't go to school, 
children forced into sex slavery by their own parents, 
prisoners incarcerated because they don't have 
P20,000 to pay the police who just picked them 
up off the street to extort money from them. 
In Romans 13:8, Saint Paul exhorts us to "Pay all our debts, 
except the debt of love for others. You can never finish paying that!" 
Indeed it is a never ending story. 

I was listening to a TEDx talk by Amanda Koster, 
an internationally acclaimed photographer who 
documents and shares stories about real people with real needs. 
She used to go all around the world in search of these stories, 
until one day, leaving church, she thought she should look around in her own city. 
She has now brought attention to the needs of kids aging out of foster care, 
and has helped many in her neighborhood.  
She then challenged her listeners in the TEDx San Luis Obispo 
to teach something to someone for one hour, to start with that. 
We just need to review our resources, our talents, 
and start using that to bless others.  

Recently, I learned how to do Shibori, dyeing cloth the Japanese way. 
It was quite interesting. I taught it to someone who needs livelihood, 
hoping that I can sell what she makes. 
And there's a pending project with QC Jail too. 
Some of their staff wants to start some sort of business.  
Paying our debt of love may not be easy, 
but we pay out of the unlimitless love our God has for us. 
And the resources and talents He gifts us with.

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. Looks like the only changes from your 1st post till now is your crafting later at night now and still as creative :)
    hugs Nikki ???

  2. LOL you made me laugh about the two photos and shaming yourself into cleaning up, welcome to my world hahahaha, all i did was get more desks and cram them too hahahaa thanks for the laughs
    Bridget #1

  3. I've only joined in recently and it is such a relief to see that I'm not the only one struggling with keeping my workdesk orderly.

  4. Let's just be honest, a messy cluttered, creative desk is MUCH more interesting to look at than a cleaned, decluttered one! Instead of looking at your desk, look at all the wonderful art that was created there! Beautiful recreation of the photo in the book.

  5. Your art looks beautiful as always!

    Greetings, Sofie #11

  6. I think we are all like family now so it doesn't matter what our desk looks like. Have a lovely week.
    sandra de @19

  7. Oh how I love a busy workdesk, and look at the beautiful art you make! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #40

  8. Yes, it is quite a challenge to love our neighbour. We each have something to share or give. I'm going to check out that TED talk. Thanks for the suggestion.
    Have a good week,

  9. A beautiful painting and beautiful reminder about the debt of love we owe. I love what you said about using our talents to bless others, particularly teaching someone to do what we can do.

    I also love what you said about becoming more brazen about sharing your messy desk space. It makes me feel better about mine. :)

    blessing hugs,

  10. A lovely post Patsy,enjoy your week RobynO#28

  11. Well one thing that has stayed the same is your friendships and wonderful posts. The desk may be tidy or messy but longs it's creative who cares!! Take care Zo xx 32

  12. Much food for thought here today. I like the picture of the close knit family. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 208th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  13. Your art is always so beautiful and so encouraging to me. Your blog posts always make me smile, and I praise God for you always. THanks so much for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday


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