Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WOYWW: Deeply Grieved!

This is my desk. 
I am working on my planner. 
This desk mirrors the state of my craft room!

My family and our business
were featured in Family Time magazine. 

Here's a picture of my dad, 
me and my two sisters Meldy and Peggy. 

Thank you, Family Time, for featuring us
during our 50th year anniversary! 

"He was deeply grieved..." Mark 3:5

What grieves Jesus? Most likely what grieved Jesus when He walked the streets of Jerusalem, still grieves Him now. In Mark 3, we see Him show up in the synagogue, a place where people go to meet God. Unfortunately, the Pharisees, when they see Him, follow Him with their eyes for the express purpose of catching Him doing something wrong. Jesus was deeply grieved that they closed their minds and hearts against Him. They miss encountering Jesus, and instead close the door to blessing and grace. They miss an adventure with the living God! 

I wonder how many adventures I've missed by being too careful, too judgmental, too finicky. Have I grieved Jesus because I closed my mind against what He wanted me to experience? When God shows up, using people to act or speak, have there been times I looked at them with suspicion? In Luke 9:50, Jesus said, "Do not forbid it; for whoever is not against us is for us." 

Lord, may I not grieve You by closing my mind against something new, something different You want for me. May I, like the man in the synagogue, stretch out my hand to You, in trust and openness, accepting all You want to give me! May I not put boundaries around what You can or cannot do in my life. 

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

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. Congrats on your family story being published.
    sandra de @19

  2. How exciting having a story published . Well done. Happy woyww Jill #24

  3. How wonderful to have your family featured, love the art work

  4. Hi Patsy, How fabulous that your family is being featured in a magazine! Love your bible painting. I'm going to have a look around your blog if you don't mind! Inspired! Sez x #42

  5. How lovely Patsy, to have such a big editorial in the magazine. I love that there's a family based magazine! Great picture of the four of you - you gals are alike!

  6. Great workspace. TFS xx Jan 52

  7. How exciting to be recognised.. wow 50 years.. that is incredible!

    Have a lovely week x
    Erika (#6)

  8. oh, how exciting to be featured! 50 years is quite an achievement, congratulations. helen #2


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