Wednesday, February 08, 2017

WOYWW: The Tree of Life

This is not really my desk
but I forgot to take a picture at home
of my messy desk.
This is where we take flat lays at the office.
There's my planner (last week's spread)
and the mini paintings I've been working on
for the Art in the Park.

"...with the tree of life in the middle of the garden..." Genesis 2:9

The whole Bible is God revealing Himself to us. It is the invisible God made visible. Ultimate love observable. 

When God created man in His image, He made them the perfect environment, with everything they needed and could ever want. But alas, He also gave them the gift of choice. "You are free to eat from any of the trees of the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. From that tree you shall not eat; the moment you eat of it you are surely doomed to die." 

Put a kid in Disneyland. It's huge. So many exciting things to do. Almost an infinite number of delights to experience. Then you say, "You can do anything, eat anything, have anything, just don't touch THIS!" All of a sudden, his desire just zooms into touching the forbidden! Our rebel hearts are just like that kid's! 

I read in The Anawim Way that the first garden we are given to cultivate and care for is our own soul. We have choices to make every single day, whether to nurture our spiritual life, or make it a desert. The Cross is the new "tree of life in the middle of the garden". 

Thank You Father that although You banished man from Paradise, You made a way for us to experience fellowship with You again through Jesus. Your love breaks through our rebelliousness, our willfulness, our sinfulness. 

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

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. Your planner on your "non desk" is great - looks very busy. Helen #1

  2. Hi Patsy. Amen! Salvation through Jesus.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  3. Amen! Beautiful painting too!Happy WOYWW! Anne#10

  4. Hey, I haven't visited you for over a year, but it's great to see your faith is still strong. Your paintings are beautiful. I love to stop by at your desk every week. All the best, EmbroidRage #8 (was Catlovesbear)

  5. I'm not sure what a flat lay is - ( I had a very naughty thought though!)

    On a more serious note: I think whatever your faith , having a faith is the thing, the soul and spirit is our life, the body remains so long after the spirt is gone, and I have seen physically living people with no living soul who are effectively dead to the world..., we need to nurture our soul and spirit daily to fully experience our world and others in the short time that we have. Dxxx #31

  6. That tree is absolutely gorgeous - I do love your painting style :-D
    Hugs, LLJ 18 xxx

  7. Love your tree of life. The story reminds me of a programme on TV last week about the life of 5 year olds. They were put in groups of boys or girls and in the room was a chocolate fountain and they were told NOT to touch it. As it happens the girls didn't but the boys did. What does that say about our innate abilities without the serpent! BJ#9

  8. Beautiful painting! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #45

  9. Art in the Park sounds so much fun!! Love the paintings..

    Have a great week
    Erika #46

  10. Your post reminds me of a beautiful film we watched last week, all about the Bible but filmed beautifully.
    God bless you and keep you safe.
    Christine #24

  11. Your miniatures are lovely and so is your tree - your style is very colourful which I like. Have a good week. Elizabeth x #21

  12. Beautiful work. Dorlene #42

  13. Love your colours. My faith has been well and truly tested over the last 9 months. Have a good week. Godbless

  14. Oh gosh you're busy, even your planner is an artwork. And erm, what's a flat lay???!,


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