Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WOYWW: Fruits of the Spirit

This morning when I woke up,
I could not access the internet.
When I left to attend daily mass,
I left a note for my husband:
"Please see what is wrong with the internet!
I can't access any of the connections,
even Peggy's!" 
Peggy is my sister and she lives next door.
My husband right away knew what a disaster that was-
it being Wednesday,
and time for what else but...

So here is my desk, 
part of it anyway.

This is what's on my floor.
I spent almost the whole of Saturday painting!

Galatians 5:22 reads 
"...the fruit of the Spirit is love, 
joy, peace, patience, kindness, 
generosity, faithfulness, 
gentleness, self-control."

Imagine you are in a fruit orchard
walking with Jesus.
There are parts where pruning is needed.
Weeds, brown leaves, dead branches.
But there are also a lot of fruit.
Jesus points out to us
how there is more fruit now than before.

He is the gardener and He prunes
and takes care of our orchard.
Except of course where we put a barrier
and He is not allowed in!!!

Jesus works to bring us 
to more fruitfulness,
so that we will BLOOM!

Galatians 5:6 reads "...only faith working 
through LOVE."
The Syriac version reads,
"Which is perfected by LOVE."

We say we have faith,
but is it shown by our love for others?
Is our faith attended by the fruits of the Spirit?

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 appreciate that soooo much!

This week Random Generator
chose #2, Lea of
Read her interesting letters to
 her young friend Emily.

Joining the lovely Julia for a 
peek at desks and projects!
I love blog parties!
Won't you join us?

Linking up with



  1. Gosh your always so productive, Love the look of the canvases on the floor, so much potential if adding figures or pretty as they are.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #1

  2. glad your hubby understands priorities LOL! Happy woyww! Lindsay #7

  3. Your faith journal pages are so amazing. I love the backgrounds. Of course, the canvases are spectacular. I look forward to their progress. Happy WOYWW from # 2.

  4. Good thing your husband understand the importance of Wednesdays!!!

  5. Hi Patsy,

    So glad your husband fixed your connection for you. I knew your sister lived close but didn't realize she was right next door. That's so great for you guys!

    As always, I enjoy peeking in on your blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kaya #18

  6. hi patsy!

    you are so sweet to offer a gift! it is
    a gift for me to just visit your lovely

    i'm afraid i don't know how to do what
    you suggested about comments, and
    i'm not allowed to give out my address.

    so, i am a total bust! :(

    i look forward to many visits back here
    and hope i haven't caused any offense.


  7. It's working!! sorry I've not visited in a while but I have been lurking! You are as productive as ever... Helen, 4

  8. Lovely journals as always! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 57

  9. glad to see your husband got the internet up and running so you could post this morning! Mine says he knows better then to bother me on Wednesday mornings or risk being yelled at. Love your colorful desks and the journal pages are awesome. Have a great week. Vickie #71

  10. Oh so painty and colour filled! And already using the fruits of your labours, that's what I love Patsy.

  11. Good morning! Thank goodness your husband was to hand to rescue your Wednesday posting. :o) Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner @ 76)

  12. It is always amazing to see how productive you are in one week.
    Sandra @93

  13. It's always a blessing to stop on by. Glad your internet got sorted that we could share a tiny peek at your world this week.

  14. I love your journals, bless you.

  15. Hi Patsy! I always feel inspired and blessed by your blog! Love all those paints on your desk--and so happy you had a great, creative weekend! I have been making fabric ATCs, but I need to look at yours--I'm sure they are amazing! Thanks for visiting me too. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

  16. Happy WOYWW! I know the excitement of being able to paint/craft all day! Its wonderful work you've done there! -Tamika currently #124 subject to change to #123 when double entries are fixed?

  17. I love the colors of the canvases on the floor just waiting for their masterpiece. dani #132

  18. Gorgeous, Patsy. What a beautiful truth, He is the gardener pruning away at us, and that's why I have to willing to click back the garbage from my life when He asks me to let go of it, like we talked about on our blog last week. Thanks so much for sharing! You are always such a blessing. I hope the giveaway looks ok to you on our blog - let me know if I should change anything.
    Have a blessed week, my friend!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  19. I love to read your comments each week. How beautiful is our God who gives such wonderful gifts to His children, which means we can paint, glue, stitch, and reflect His character!! Well done

  20. Oh Patsy

    you know how I love to come here on a Wednesday and see all that you have made - you have a true gift and use it well. I wish I had a fraction of your talent!

    How right it is that your husband knew of the importance of Wednesdays - that's kinda cute and kinda funny all at the same time because my husband used to know just that very thing and has even had to take the pictures of my desk for me before now!

    God bless our men!

    big hugs Patsy,

    Paula x x x

  21. A full day of painting is my kind of bliss, too!

    Wonderful pieces :)

  22. Hi Patsy,

    Sorry for not being around lately. But I made today a day to comment on blogs (well not the whole day, I also have to search for jobs).
    It's so great to see your art. Love the paintings on the floor too.

    And you have such a great and unique way of painting. Love it. Love how you write down your mind too. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Big hug from the Netherlands :D


  23. Pretty canvases on the floor! The paintings you've shown are ATCs?! Wow! Nan 117

  24. Just beautiful, incredible beautiful!

  25. Wow! You are very talented! I linked up after you at Thought provoking Thursdays.

  26. Lovely pieces, all of them--are your canvases all backgrounds?

    #137 this week

  27. What else can I say, Patsy? You never run out of wonderful ideas on making your artwork as fabulous as it can be. I love that piece which have Mother and daughter (Not sure). Marvelous job! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday and hope to see you in our Challenges every week. Praying for blessings in your life.

    JO ANN


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