Friday, December 14, 2012

Dancing with God as a Partner

"I the Lord your God,
teach you what is for your good,
and lead you on the way
you should GO."
Isaiah 48:17

Our life is like a DANCE with God.
Do we follow where He leads,
or do we want to go our own way?
I think life would be more beautiful
if we followed our partner!!

This is Saint Lucy.
She was martyred for following God!
So many legends have grown about her 
that it is difficult to tell what is true and what isn't!
Her mother wanted her to marry a suitor
but Lucy wanted to remain a virgin for the Lord.

When she gave away her dowry,
the slighted suitor reported her to the authorities.
When they came to get her,
Lucy was sooo heavy, 
they could not bring her anywhere!

The strange part of her story is about her eyes
(which is why she's holding a pair of eyes.)
One story says she gouged them out herself
to give to her suitor so he would 
not think her beautiful anymore.
The other story (equally implausible!) is that
the authorities took them out  with a fork
when they could not move or carry her!

Whatever the truth is,
Saint Lucy danced with the Holy Spirit
and lived in bravery and fortitude
at a time when it was terribly difficult
to be a Christian!

Proverbs 4 says:

"Keep your heart with all diligence;

for out of it are the issues of life."

I thought it was time for a 

Christmas Giveaway!

Here's an ATC I made in 2009

and the design was made into a necklace.

Would you like to win the ATC and the necklace?

Perhaps you'd like to see,

I've been featured in Artists in Blogland!

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 #62,  Laura Boggess.

Meet her at The Wellspring.

She is a writer and weaves words

to make beautiful stories.
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  1. Your paintings are beautiful, I can tell you put your heart into them. Happy PPF!

  2. Such pretty work, I love the dancing one...
    Happy PPF!

  3. Patsy: I am always so blessed by your wonderful posts and beautiful art. You make me really think about things so deeply every time I visit, and I appreciate that so much.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday. I appreciate you so much.
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. I love the St.Lucy painting. Happy PPF!

  5. Beautiful pieces, really love them all! <3

  6. That was an interesting story and lovely illustration of it... thanks for sharing...xx

  7. Lovely artwork, I have not heard the story of St. Lucy, but it is very interesting, Thank you for sharing :)

  8. Beautiful paintings and I have not heard that story before so thanks for sharing.

  9. Beautiful paintings! And I loved hearing the St Lucy story from your perspective. I grew up in Sweden and am used to celebrating her each year. She has become a bit of a hero of mine for all she did for the poor and hungry.

  10. Beautiful as always- I loved reading the story of St. Lucy- amazing.
    Happy PPF,

  11. Hey, what a coincidence!, In my town is a custom, on the thirteenth day, the feast of Santa Lucia, many women, artists or seamstresses, visit the holy light thousands of candles and red at the Cathedral of Barcelona, asking to keep the view and manual skills.'s a show! and a great holiday.
    Your works are magnificent and sweet feeling.

  12. Love how you did the background in your dancing piece- the stripes and the floor support her so magnificently! Happy PPF!

  13. Your St. Lucy is beautiful! Thank you for sharing her story. I also really like the metaphor of dancing with God... and remembering to let Him lead!!

  14. Wonderful art! Love the dancer. :)

  15. Lovely paintings and post, Patsy!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  16. Beautiful story and painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

  17. Wow, she was a very brave woman! Thanks for sharing her story! Lovely painting of her. :) Happy PPF!

  18. such beautiful pieces and scriptures too Patsy! Thank you for telling the stories behind it all. Happy PPF!

  19. Beautiful art and scripture, I just love the dancing one and I have always wondered about the eyes too.

  20. thanks for the primer on St Lucy! I grew up Catholic and the stories were ALWays scary and fascinating. I consider as well the allegorical interpretation of the saints plights, so now i may have to do some research... great subject matter!

  21. I love your painting of this woman!!!

  22. Do we follow Him or go our own way? What a great question to ask ourselves and remind ourselves of often. Wonderful pieces!

  23. Lovely artwork and an equally wonderful story!

  24. Loving all your art this week - especially St. Lucy! What a great story about her. And that quote from Proverbs - bliss. Happy Belated PPF!

  25. I love your paintings. It always comforts me to know that God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways. No matter what (if any) part of the story you related is truth - she was an ordinary girl who gave her heart to the Lord.

  26. God makes a wonderful dance partner. He doesn't mind if you step on his toes while you learn. Beautiful paintings this week, Patsy.

  27. I was just reading through a book about saints last night--such inspiring stories!

    Happy PPF!

  28. What an amazing story. The painting fits. Blessings, Janet PPF

  29. Lovely artwork and story


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