Friday, November 16, 2012

He is No Fool

"Whoever loses his life will save it."
Luke 17:33

Such a hard passage to understand.
I remember when I was young,
I stopped reading the Bible
because of a passage like this!

It is easier to understand when
you read the life of Jim Elliot,
an evangelical Christian who was killed 
by the very people he was seeking to

Jim Elliot Photo

He said: "He is no fool
who gives what he cannot keep 
to gain which he cannot lose."

Did he waste his life?
Heaven was so REAL to him
that he was willing to lose his life
to gain the treasure of  Jesus' Kingdom!

"The Kingdom of God is among you." 
or "in your midst". Luke 17:21

Where two or three are gathered 
in Jesus' name, He is there.
Do we realize that we can experience 
God's Kingdom every day?

I have been preparing an ATC Workshop
for those who think they cannot draw faces.
I pasted faces from a magazine and painted over it.
The two drawings above for my journal
are also made using the same method.

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 #19, 
Janet of  JKW Art.
Visit her blog to see her charming
childlike drawings.

Linking with

Sometimes I put on my best pajamas and
join these wonderful blog parties!!!



  1. Patsy, your paintings are always so beautiful and these are too. Reading the scriptures to go with the paintings is such a blessing.

  2. Just a beautiful post, Patsy. I was just studying God's word today, and it warns US about being foolish. I want to show wisdom and maturity in my walk, and in my relationship to Him. I hope you know how much I apprecite what you share.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. So interesting how you make printed faces into your own creation. Are they from catalogs, or magazines?

  4. Lovely paintings! Moving words! HPPF!

  5. I am sure people will love your workshop... your faces are always amazing...xx

  6. Lovely paintings especially the first one and the scripture fits beautifully

  7. That's a good idea using magazine faces it teaches people facial proportions over time too. Happy PPF!

  8. How great that you are doing a workshop! I know it will be successful for you.

  9. Fabulous art! My favorite is the piece with the 3 ladies! Happy PPF!

  10. Beautiful pieces, love the top painting! HPPF!

  11. What stunning artwork!

  12. Loving the words that go with your beautiful paintings.Happy PPF, Annette x

  13. The saying attracted me to your site. Our family is linked to Jim Elliot as Pete Fleming (who was martyred with Jim) was my husband's uncle. I like your art idea--something I might include in future cards I make!

    I'm visiting through Fellowship Friday!

  14. Such beautiful work. I love the quote for the first piece. It's still a hard piece of scripture, though.

  15. Beautiful work, always. Good luck with your workshop. Happy PPF

  16. Love your artwork Patsy and your quote. I wish you luck with your workshop to come. Take care. Happy PPF!

  17. If all Christians lived as Jim Elliot, what an impact we would have on our world. Praying that we would all be "fools" for Christ.
    God bless -

  18. Beautiful faces! I do believe that if all PEOPLE lived as Jim Elliot - trying to do good in the world, and to help others - the world would be a much better place. Happy PPF!

  19. Your card has a certain naiveness that touches my heart. That cross in her hand tells the whole story. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us all.
    Psalm 103 Blessings
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  20. Hullo there Patsy - such a lovely post this one and the one below.. loved the story of Jim Elliot such a glorious presentation of how faith in Christ gets us throguh each day even in the depth of the dark valley the LORD Jesus is upholding our hand. and love the thoughts below too about thanking God for all He gives so freely to us, too!
    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #10

  21. Inspiring post and thanks for the idea of faces:)

  22. Lovely paintings and inspiring quotes, good luck with your workshop

  23. Awesome paintings! That's a fabulous ideas for a workshop. good luck with it! :)

  24. beautiful artwork and that song touches me He is no fool....

  25. Lovely work as usual and the face idea is cool!
    Your ATCs are gorgeous as ever :)

  26. Happy PPF! Dear Patsy your posts are always so loving and thoughtful and I enjoy visiting. Love your ideas for the faces!

  27. As usual, your artwork is beautiful and the words complement it perfectly!

    I'm having a giveaway over at Art in the Garage to celebrate my 1000th post--hope you can stop by and leave a comment!

  28. You've offered more welcome inspiration for my own visual journal ~ touched by the passage from Luke :-)

  29. OMGosh, I love your illustrative use of that Biblical passage. Puts real life into reading the Word. I would never have thought of using magazine illustration within my painting. Thank you so much for the WIN, cannot wait until I receive my original. YAY! Blessings, Janet PPF

  30. Wonderful thoughts here, Patsy. "Do we realize that we can experience God's Kingdom every day?" What a great thing to remember!!

  31. Patsy, your illustrated devotional spoke volumes to me today. It was right on target for something I'm dealing with right now. Thanks so much for blessing me with your word and sharing your art with us at Word Art Wednesday!!

  32. Beautiful thoughts and beautiful art! I feel your beautiful heart as well.

    Via Spiritual Sundays


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:^) Patsy