Wednesday, December 27, 2017

WOYWW: Telling Stories

Last night, I made some collages to decorate banks and a tumbler. I like doing  collages cause it’s quick and easy as long as you find images you like! 

“We are telling you about what we ourselves have actually seen and heard...” 1 John 1:3

I enjoy it when my 91-year old dad is in a story telling mood. He usually talks about the war. One of his stories is about their family getting kicked out of their nice mission house in San Marcelino by the Japanese in May 1943. It was a blessing because if they didn’t leave, they would all be dead. The Japanese shelled the whole area, raped young girls, and the older women would offer themselves in place of the young ones. The first American plane daddy saw was on September 20. He was walking along Rizal Avenue, and it was a Corsair, and it was flying very low. 

John, whose Feast Day we celebrate today, is one of the Twelve Apostles Jesus chose to accompany Him. John outlived all the other Apostles, and is the only one who did not die a martyr’s death. In his letters, John stresses that he writes about what he has actually seen and heard. He walked with Jesus, talked to Him, listened to His teaching and His stories, witnessed His miracles. Like my dad, John speaks from first hand experience. Just as my dad is so eager to recount his experiences, so too John wanted others to know what happened while Jesus walked the earth. He was fully persuaded that Jesus was God in human form. All the Apostles were, so much so they were willing to die for that truth. 

For me, my dad’s memories are precious. How much more precious and valuable are the writings of St. John, St. James, and St. Peter, who were witnesses of Jesus’ life on earth? Lord, may we learn what we can from Your chosen friends. Help us to find life, light and truth in their words! 

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!
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  1. Cherish your father's memories... so precious! Happy WOYWW and Happy 2018 Helen #1

  2. Hi Patsy, I really love the way you adapted that photo to fit your bible journaling. I love to listen to my father's stories as well although they are not as difficult to hear as your father's. Happy New Year. Sarah #14

  3. Hi Patsy, such a precious thing hear your father's stories. Have a wonderful new year, and best wishes for 2018, Heather #17

  4. Happy WOYWW. Stories from our parents are precious. Wishing you a Happy New Year. Tracey #2

  5. I always enjoy seeing your art work. Hope your Christmas was happy. Have a great woyww too. Angela x12x

  6. You're very lucky to still have your Father and his stories. Such a nice comparison to the stories our Lord left us in the Bible.
    April #21

  7. Some say better late than never! Here I am on a Saturday evening, nothing on the tv except some stupid film that DH is watching so here am I .... visiting my friends.
    Cherish those stories from your Dad, my own father was always so full of them and I can remember none .... hope you have a good 2018 filled with good health, laughter, hugs and fun.
    See you in 2018
    Christine #18


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