Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Let your light shine!

Doesn't look like my desk changes from week to week, does it?

Here is the entry in my journal this morning.
In the Philippines, tax collectors are known to
have an open drawer in their desk
for people to put bribe money into.
In Jesus' day, tax collectors were "sinners" too!
But before we judge anyone, we should first look at 
our own life!
Luke 6:42 reads:
"First remove the log in your own eye
and when you see clearly enough,
remove the speck from your neighbor's eye."
All of us have our own things to deal with!
We should just persevere in the faith,
be firmly grounded and stable!
Let us look for ways to encourage others,
build up their hope,
and be a light to our neighbors!

Let your light shine! 

Joining the lovely Julia for a 
peek at desks and projects!
and linking up with 

Why don't you join us?


  1. God has certainly blessed you with creative talent. How beautiful that you are using your gift to share HIS Word and shine your light. :)


  2. Beautiful as usual. Your work always touches me and encourages me to express myself more through different mediums.

    Oh, and I love your desk!

  3. I always enjoy seeing your journal entries. You draw so well.

  4. I love looking at your journal pages, your work is beautiful.
    Helen x

  5. Love your art journal, fabulous!and I read somewhere that they used to have a bribe draw over here too, many hundreds of years ago...think they still do! Happy WOYWW

  6. Lovely artwork full of light and colour!! xx

  7. Thanks for sharing your space this week, I always enjoy visiting and hope you have a fabulous rest of the week. Bless you richly for your encouragement.

  8. Not only that you are sooo creative...but you are also full of positivity :)

    Spanish Pinay

  9. Anonymous9:00 PM

    Let Your Light Shine! How true is that, we all need a little sunshine in our lives and if it can come from within, so much the better. Love the journal entries.

    Brenda 88

  10. I love how you journal and how your art is so entwined with your conversations with God. Beautiful...

  11. who could argue with your lovely words of reflection? and the desk is fine as it is, changing or not...


    it has taken me AGES to get this comments box to work...not sure if it is the configuration or blogger?

  12. Good post, Patsy - we should build each other up and encourage one another.

  13. Awesome journal entries! I think having a small space to create on is better cause you have to get creative to get the most out of it. :)

  14. love your use of color ... everything is so much fun and inspiration .... Linda F

  15. Anonymous9:32 PM

    Your journal entries are GORGEOUS and your message from scripture awesome!!!! I LOVED viewing the craft day of all the people in the encouraging....I love seeing what others around the globe do to express their passion for ART!!!!

  16. Anonymous1:52 AM

    So lovely to hear from you Patsy! I love what you've written about what Jesus said. That the tax collectors are sinners too. Maybe it was the system of making the people pay the ones at the top who have taken over by power also. We're still stuck in this system, hopefully one day we'll find a better way of sharing everything we have. The world rightfully belongs to each and everyone of us. So much love to Patsy! God bless you! Julie

  17. Anonymous1:56 AM

    Did everyone have a mirror in Jesus's day (was it just fro vanity of the egyptians, etc! Maybe the log in the sentence was easier to share then. I just realised that its like looking at the world and judging as the world is a mirrow of our own inner self. So sorting the log out in our own eye is the right way. We sort our how we see others. OH wow, Jesus is so forward in his love and wisdom! Blessings!

  18. Anonymous1:57 AM

    Your art is amazing also, love how you've mixed them with verses from the Bible!

  19. Your pages are so pretty!

  20. I always enjoy seeing your desk - your artwork is lovely.

    I’ve a giveaway over on my blog, you might like to take a look at:-

    Elizabeth x #125

  21. Lovely journal pages and so thought provoking. See, I am even later than you were at posting so no worries there - am on holiday (see my blog) - nearly time for the next WOYWW. Hugs, Neet #7


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