Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WOYWW: Of Vines and Sap-Sucking Bugs

I am working in the garden. It is usually very serene and peaceful here but I am still in the midst of pricing for a garage sale on Sunday. It's for the benefit of my friend who has been in a coma for several weeks. So all those books on the table are for sale. It's quite hard to decide on prices! 

Here are some of the stuff I haven't priced, and there are more in our garage. Below you can see one of three cats who keep me company. Hello Pepperidge! 

"I am the vine, you are the branches." John 15:5

We are branches grafted on to Jesus, the true vine. The Father is the vine grower. In the late 19th century, the European variety of grapes was nearly wiped out because of the plant louse phylloxera. It was saved when someone thought of grafting this European Vitis vinifera grape variety on to Native American varieties which were resistant to the bug. Up to now, any vine not planted with grafted rootstock is in danger of being destroyed by these microscopic sap-sucking insects. 

We too are in danger of being destroyed. The enemy does not want us to know that there is "phylloxera" damaging the way we think, the way our children think, the way our leaders think. This louse is everywhere in our society and there is nothing the devil wants than we are all unaware and oblivious. In the same way that phylloxera attacks the roots and prevents the flow of water and nutrients to the vine, the enemy wants to attack the very foundation of what we believe in. 

We only need to look to the Bible for the solution. Lord, may we be grafted to the true vine, and may we be taken care of by our Father, the vine grower. May we not be deceived by the enemy who wishes to destroy us by any means possible.  

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

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. good luck with your sale; hope it raises lots of money for your friend. Helen #1

  2. You have got a lot of items for the sale. Good luck with the fund raising. Sarah #17

  3. Wow, you are busy!
    It's been a while, but great to back at Julia's WOYWW :)
    Claire x no.25
    And good luck with your sale!

  4. What a great WOYWW TFS xx Jan

  5. Good luck with your sale, every little bit will help, I'm sure. Hi to Pepperidge - what a beautiful kitty! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #33

  6. Best wishes and blessings for the sale!
    I like the vine prayer. Lovely.
    Rose of Rose's Art Garden

  7. I do hope your garage sale goes well as for such a good cause . your art work is stunning you are so creative thankyou for sharing it with us Patsy. crafty hugs and belated woywww wishes andrea #42

  8. hope you sell a lot this weekend and that your friend wil awake out of coma soon, have a nice weekend, vicky #5


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