Wednesday, February 17, 2016

WOYWW: Call Loudly to God!

 Well, here's my very messy desk again!
Really! I have no shame!
No shame at all!

 A closer look at one of my projects.
This was on the left side of my l-shaped desk.
A toilet paper roll wrapped in book paper.
I think this will make a good gift pack for jewelry
or any small gift once I embellish it with ribbons, lace, dried flowers, etc.
Still deciding! I need more toilet paper rolls!
It could even be a livelihood project one day!

 And on the left side, I am starting to paint some backgrounds.
This needs a lot more paint, and stamping
to make some interesting textures. 

This is how I start out on my daily meditation.
After I read scripture, I choose a picture
that illustrates the verse and trace it on to my Bible
or a background.

 "Call loudly to God..." Jonah 3:8

The story of the prophet Jonah for all its humor holds a very serious truth and lesson for all of us.  We Christians sometimes have a holier than thou attitude and have a tendency to think we know how God thinks.  Or perhaps we wonder why God is not punishing this or that person for his sin. Jonah was asked by God to preach against the great city Nineveh for their great wickedness offended Him. Instead of setting off for Nineveh, Jonah took a ship to escape his divine commission, got caught in a storm, and was swallowed by a huge fish when he was thrown off the boat by terrified mariners. God commanded Jonah again to preach to the Ninevites so they will repent, and finally Jonah obeyed. He walked through this great city for three days, announcing, "Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed."

What impressed me here was the King of Nineveh. He believed that Jonah's words came from God and he repented. He covered himself in sackcloth and sat in ashes. Then he proclaimed that the whole city go into a fast, cover themselves in sackcloth and call loudly to God. "Every man shall turn from his evil ways and from violence," the King announced. With the elections approaching, I cannot help but think that we should elect leaders who know how to be humble and accept God's correction. We should have a President who can lead us to turn away from corruption and greed, and selfishness. Just like God did not carry out the threatened destruction of the Ninevites, He will show his face of mercy towards us.  Lord, raise up men and women to lead our country on the path to righteousness. We need leaders who will listen to You and follow Your laws. We call out loudly to You O Lord, give us wisdom to choose rightly!

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

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. A wonderful prayer for the leader of the United States. I live in Canada and pray the same for our leader. What a difference there would be in our nations! Thank you for this post on the Titus Tuesday link up!

  2. Amen! Wise words! Thank you for that today.
    Donna A

  3. Just Gorgeous... every time! Love your art and how you use it to glorify Him!

  4. Your space is very busy beautiful paintings as always hugs Nikki? ?

  5. the toilet paper roll packet sounds a great idea for a gift box.. gorgeous paintings. Helen #1

  6. How interesting to see how you create your drawings. I would never have thought of doing something like that and the change in the picture and what you draw is unbelievable.
    Love the idea with the toilet roll.
    Hugs, Neet 13 again! oh heck! xxx

  7. Oh no now I'm going to be collecting toilet rolls, as if I haven't got enough to stuff. Haha
    Wonderful drawing in your bible today.
    Have a good week
    Lynn 15 x

  8. Your desk is extremely 'creative' this week!! Lol. But you still produce some lovely art work from there, so it must be ok:-)
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

  9. that toilet roll gift box is genius. Vicky#7

  10. Thank you for your meditation. It is very appropriate, for instance the US are in an election process, and perhaps other countries are too.
    I like your little gift box. I have made several of those in the past. Always handy to have one or two lying about for little things like earrings that you buy at the market without a box. Hey presto, a gift box!

    Happy WOYWW and have a good week,

  11. I love how you reuse lots of items people would throw away. What a good recycling use for a toilet roll! Those backgrounds look like they will make some interesting pictures.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #42

  12. I love your picture with your scripture. And it also reminds me not to judge a book by it's cover. What I mean is the original picture my first thought was that girl looks like she's a wild child....but then in your "transformation" you can see the inner beauty and spiritualness (if that's a word, but you get the idea:) )
    (WOYWW 350 #43)

  13. wonderful page - I love how you get your inspiration- Soojay xx30

  14. Hello! I have a art journal bible as well and that's a great idea to use magazine pages for inspiration. Love the wrapped toilet paper tube as well!
    Cathy #53

  15. I love this painting and how you used a picture of a rebellious looking person to create a person who expresses so much reverence. Beautifully done.

  16. That´s great! Now I know how you do your beautiful pages and this one is really lovely and cool.
    I´m thinking of making some klind of prayers book to myself as well because I really need it right now.

    Sussie nr 50 WOYWW


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