Wednesday, December 05, 2012

WOYWW: What do You have in Your Hand?

This is my desk at four in the morning.
You can see a picture of hands, carbon paper,
and my ready made background.
I also have my bible reading:
For today I was reading about Jesus in Matthew 15
about the multiplication of the loaves and fishes.

After 20 minutes, this is my desk.
I have recently been enamored with 
tracing pictures and painting them over 
with acrylic paints.
Although I can now draw hands,
they won't turn out as good as this:

"How many loaves do you have?"
Jesus asked the disciples
after he saw the hungry crowd.
The disciples answered that they had 
seven loaves and a few fish.
Now how could that feed a huge crowd?

"How many loaves 
do YOU have?" 
What do you have 
in your hand?
Just as Jesus was able to feed the hungry crowd
with just a few loaves and fishes,
He will be able to feed and clothe the needy
if we give what we can.

This Christmas we are going to prepare
gift bags for 300 inmates of our local jail.
The first time we did this, I was amazed
at the resources that were poured into our hands.
This is our 4th year to do this
and I am expecting God to multiply
whatever we have in our hands 
so we can give 300 or more prisoners
a Christmas party and some gifts!

I really do have to update my blog
about the Prison Ministry but it is difficult
because it is hard to bring a camera inside the jail!

"Blessed are the eyes that see what you see!"
Luke 10:23

Have you joined LuLu's Fabulous
I would LOOOVE to win all those 
wonderful prizes!

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 #25,  Shaz
who has been doing such wonderful calligraphy
since her teens.
Visit her on her blog,  Shaz in Oz.

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

Sometimes I put on my best pajamas 
and party here:



  1. Great work, so beautiful.

    #11 Apryl

  2. great work thanks for sharing.
    happy woyww trace x #33
    p.s. I have festive candy

  3. What a wonderful post. Your hands are so generous and congratulations to Shaz she will be over the moon with her prize.
    Enjoy your week.

  4. Your work is inspiring I enjoy reading your posts as they are always from the heart....
    See you next week....

    Maria in Oz #4

  5. What a lovely post Patsy, that picture of the giving hands is quite stunning. Hope the inmates appreciate and enjoy their gifts. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #49

  6. Such generous hands and lovely post as always.
    Sandra @27

  7. What a wonderful ministry and what lovely pictures. A sweet visit for Word-Filled Wednesday. Thank you.

  8. You are very talented. I would love to read more about the prison ministry.

  9. Beautiful work as always.

    The question 'what do you have in your hands' is always a powerful one.

  10. The hands are incredible. Really beautiful and thought provoking.

    cheers, rachel #50

  11. Wow, those hands are so beautiful.

  12. Wow those hands are fabulous! Sunshine Girl - no 21.

  13. Love the hands and what you did with them.
    Krisha #96

  14. That is a gorgeous picture of the hands and I love the sentiment. What a wonderful Christmas ministry. I will be praying for you all and would love to hear more about it. Thanks for sharing. Caro #60

  15. Patsy, I don't know what to say - TWENTY minutes to produce that artwork? Amazing. I love how it works so beautifully on the prepared background...oh even my putty coloured regular paint will be inspiring me at this rate!

  16. I just prayed, Patsy...that when you deliver those care packages to the inmates, perhaps someone will hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time and be saved. We never know what will come of these random acts of kindness when we act on faith and trust God for the results. May God bless your efforts!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday. I will be praying for you!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  17. Your "hands" picture is so lovely and it is good to read about the gifts for the inmates. I am helping with parcels for the soldiers in Afghanistan and I was so moved recently to hear of one soldier who joined the army after growing up in an orphanage and, having no family, had never had a letter or gift whilst on active duty. His CO made sure he received one of the parcels sent out to them and he opened it like a 10 year old at Christmas.
    Love jo x

  18. Thanks for sharing with SMWYG. It's true just because you can do things like your hands the long version drawn out it's nice to take a shortcut and just enjoy the process of painting.

  19. Wow Patsy. Your hand artwork is amazing. You have such a giving heart. We can all learn from you. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay #100

  20. Lovely artwork. I like the treatment of hands and their placement .

  21. I love your paintings of the hands. So beautiful and such an important part of who we are. Think of all the good we can do with our hands.

  22. This is beautiful! Just wandered over from Artists in Blogland...

  23. Lovely hands, beautiful concept!

  24. I thank you dear Patsy for being the Father's daughter. The fact that you are so far away (Philippines), you bring us closer through the joyful and beautiful creations of art and scripture. May you continue to do all things fr the glory of God.


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