Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WOYWW: 5 Stones and a Slingshot

I do so enjoy painting flowers.
It does not require much thinking,
just having fun!!!

Putting dots, lines, squiggles...
it's just like embroidery without the thread and the needle!

Sometimes however, I put just TOO much!!!
I need to learn when to stop!!!

  So I stopped! 

 Here's another one I finished yesterday!

 "The battle is the Lord's..." 1 Samuel 17:47

Who does not know the story of David who used 5 stones and a slingshot to kill the Israelites' most feared foe, Goliath?  Even school children know the story of David and Goliath! But we each re-enact this story in our lives. We all have Goliaths. It may be a supposedly "incurable' disease like my Pemphigus Vulgaris, or a BIR problem that likes to roar at me like a lion, a spouse or child who needs conversion or saving from an addiction, a huge debt, a failing business, etc. 

How do we face our Goliath or Goliaths? Do we face them with fear like the Israelites? They did not want to fight Goliath and it paralyzed them to do nothing. Or are we like David, knowing that the battle is the Lord's and we need to trust Him? Sometimes, like Saul did with David, we get offered 'armor' from the world, a way to deal with our problem, that is not from God. A BIR man said to our accountant it would be so easy to solve our problem. He was obviously saying we could just bribe our way out of it. Like David, we refused Saul's armor, preferring to trust God to save us! We should all remember God's saving power as David remembered how God saved him from lions and bears. As God helped us before, He will do so again, and again, and yet again! 

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. Beautiful and artwork and lovely and critical reminder for all of us! Be blessed :)

  2. Such lovely creative art work. Happy woyww jill #4

  3. Your flowers are beautiful! Happy WOYWW Helen #2

  4. You are so talented, I wish I could freehand like that or even draw as good as you. thank you so much for the postcards I received last year.
    Bridget #1

  5. Your flowers reminded me of the work of my friend British textile artist and friend Barbara Jepson. I have 8 pieces of her work in my home they are so uplifting.
    I'm getting on with the Goliath task of clearing and organising my craft spaces haha
    Lynn # 11

  6. Beautiful flowers. Have a great week of crafting Linda #17

  7. Beautiful beautiful artwork Patsy you are so talented. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #29

  8. Stunning artwork! Take care Zo xx 39

  9. Your flowers have indeed a bit of a fabric-embroidery look. Love it! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #41

  10. Beautiful flowers. They remind me that spring is coming and the winter will be over - at some point!

    Sharon K #52

  11. Your flowers are beautiful as always Patty.
    You have a beautiful gift.
    But I really did like your David and Goliath bit. Comparing David's huge enemy (Goliath) with our own seemingly insurmountable problems. And that we should not take the easy way out. God will provide and He will help us get through.
    Have a good week,

  12. Your flowers are stunning Patty, as always.You have a beautiful gift.
    I like your David and Goliath bit. Comparing David's huge enemy, with our own seemingly insurmountable problems. And that we shouldn't take the easy way out. God provides and helps us get through.
    Have a good week,

  13. What beautiful work, you have amazing talent, I love your flowers! Elaine

  14. Two in a day? I thought this sort of art took weeks ! Both are just lovely.

  15. The flowers are lovely! Thanks for sharing them with the Thursday Blog Hop...this Bible story is one of my favorites.

  16. P.s. are you going to watch the Miss Universe parade? Congratulations by the way...I have been following Miss Phillipines since that controversial crowing, I love these pageants and have learnt so much about how involved it is in the Phillipines

  17. God will bless you for trusting in him instead of giving in to corruption. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about facing Goliaths in our lives.

    Your bible painting is beautiful and I really do love your whimsical flowers and birds; especially the birds; I love birds. :)


  18. o my, those flowers are so beautiful.It looks like a garden out of a fairytale where I would like to wander around. Vicky#66


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