Friday, October 12, 2012

Living Signs

My friends and I had a
painting session one morning.
We made backgrounds and faces.
What a lot of fun!

"In his apostolic letter 
introducing the coming Year of Faith 
(October 11, 2012 to Nov. 24, 2013), 
Pope Benedict XVI wrote that, 
"Faith commits EVERY ONE of us 
to become a LIVING SIGN 
of the presence of the Risen Lord in the world." 
(Porta Fidei,15)

Yes each one of us should be a living sign
that God is alive,
that God is good,
that God gave us many gifts
and we should not only
be blessed
but we should bless others
with our gift!!

That's why I try to share 
whatever gifts I have!

Our world in one way has grown smaller.
Our neighbor can be all the way
in the Amazon jungle in Venezuela!
I didn't know they had internet connections there
but they do!

But our neighbor is also the little child
who begs for money for food,
the prison inmate
who is hungry for some word of hope,
the call center agent 
who gets complaints all the time!
Can we be a sign 
that God is alive to them?
Or are we too busy?

"The Kingdom of Heaven
is upon you."
Luke 11:20

If we are living signs of the 
presence of God here on earth,
then we are able to bring Heaven to earth.
"Thy Kingdom come," Jesus taught us to pray!

And if we find it hard to be
encouraging to others,
to give hope,
to spread love,
to be Jesus to others,
to stop complaining,
then all we need to do 
is ask God for the Holy Spirit
to empower us! 

"How much more will the 
father in heaven give the Holy Spirit
to those who ask Him?"
Luke 11:5-13

Interested to win a slot in
Tam's Lifebook 2013?

Every week I choose one wonderful
visitor who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.

I know how much time and effort
it takes to leave a comment
and I thank you so much for taking the time!

This week Random Generator
chose Kristin Maynes
She makes playful illustrations and 


  1. Just SO beautiful Patsy, and I love when you create from the heart and share what God has laid on your heart. I know that you are blessing to many people, and I praise God for you.
    karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. i am always enchanted here.
    thank you for never disap-

  3. Oooh, I am linked before you at Intentional Me today! Beautiful as always. You must really be organized to be so creative consistently! Inspiring as always.

  4. How wonderful you were able to paint with friends! It looks like it was a great time! Happy PPF!

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful time painting with your friends, what a splendid thing to do. Happy PPF!

  6. There is some beautiful artwork there with friends. Lovely post and thought provoking. Inspiring. Happy PPF

  7. Very pretty! And such fun to have a live Paint Party!! Yay!

  8. It's always an exciting pleasure to see your illustrated scriptures. Beautiful work. I know the paint party was loads of fun for all.

  9. All of your art is quite wonderful, but I especially like seeing the children proudly showing off their art!

  10. beautiful sharing of art, and friendship Patsy. Happy AJED and PPF!

  11. such a great collection of work... every week you amaze me with your high standards and wonderful colour ...xx

  12. Patsy, I am always bowled over by your sweet words... they very much inspire me...its so very true! The painting session looks a great one!
    Congrats Kristin on winning the giveaway:)

  13. Lovely work!
    Painting with friends is the best! I'm looking forward to painting with friends tomorrow, too! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  14. A living sign... oh, I love that!! Looks like so much fun to paint with your friends like that! :)

  15. They're beautiful, patsy.

  16. Your art and your post are both so inspiring! Thanks for sharing with all of us through Studio JRU!

  17. As always, love your faces and your lettering!

  18. oh this is so beautiful and inspiring!!! wonderful work!!!!

  19. Looks like a fun group to work with. I love that children can learn art at a young age. It's wonderful that we can shelter others all around the world.

  20. Thanks for sharing your beautiful artful creations and your beliefs about your creator.

  21. I admire how you share yourself with others and bring them to it. The paintings are wonderful. Blessings, Janet PPF

  22. What a gift God has given you. Thank you for sharing the art and meaningful words with us here.
    Many blessings.

  23. These are beautiful! Your work is beautiful!


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