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Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Greetings and a Giveaway Reminder


I didn't have anything new to show you for today but I didn't want to miss the opportunity of greeting my dear blog friends from Paint Party FridayStudio Sneak PeekShow and Tell Saturday and Brag on God Friday,  a very joyful and blessed Christmas season!  You have been an encouragement to me this past year and I just want to thank you and wish you all a wonderful holiday season.  My painting is an ATC I made some time ago but since it is a Madonna and Child, I thought I would share with you.  After all, in the midst of all the busyness of the season, Christmas is really all about the birthday celebrant, Jesus Christ.  

Today I celebrated my birthday (December 24) in the Quezon City Jail.  It is my way of celebrating Jesus' birthday too.  Jesus said, "But when you give a feast, invite the poor..." (Luke 14:13)  and "whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:40).



Most of the inmates here are innocent but are waiting for their hearings.  They cannot afford bail.  Sometimes even their families don't visit them anymore and they are so happy to have us come to visit them.  Sometimes, when we are so comfortable, when we have everything we need, we easily forget people like these.  But what joy there is in bringing joy to the poor, the sick, the aged, the lonely, those in prison.  And how inspiring to see their faith in the midst of their trials.  May this Christmas season be a time of love, hope, generosity and joy for all of us.

And, a reminder that if you haven't yet, there's still time to join my giveaway for a chance to win my original art!  Just leave a comment on my giveaway post.

21 blog hugs:

BlackPumpkin said...

Although I'm not religious, I admire your faith and what you are doing for others. You're a very kind person. :)
Happy Birthday and have a wonderful Christmas!

NatashaMay said...

Happy birthday to you! Such a wonderful way to celebrate it. :) Happy Holidays! :)

Elisa Choi said...

Such an inspiring post. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I love your painting too. God bless you and Merry Christmas!

WrightStuff said...

Great post and a most wonderful painting - it is stunningly beautiful and peaceful.

rajns (carolyn) said...

Happy Birthday - what a generous way to spend yours!

hastingshall2 said...

Peggy, you are such an inspiration! I hope your birthday was happy and that you were really blessed by the compassionate sharing you did today. Your Madonna and Child painting is exquisite and looks like a museum piece! May the joy, peace, love and hope of Christmas remain in you always. Faye

Gloria said...

Happy Birthday to you Peggy. Love your Madonna and Child. Beautiful painting. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

La Abela said...

Happy birthday, a great way to yours to hold it. A hug

KAT said...

happy birthday and merry Christmas to you !

- KAT -

Christine said...

Such a moving post Peggy, you're a wonderful person. Happy Birthday to you! And that is a beautiful Madonna and child. I'll take inspiration from your message. thank you.

EVA said...

Beautiful Madonna and child, Peggy!

And what a generous way to spend your birthday. Happy Birthday!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

indianist said...

Wish you all a Merry and Happy Christmas. Let this new year bring you all great joy and harmony in your life for your future. Wonderful & happy Christmas greetings and wishes of the season…

A Joyful Noise said...

Sharing the Love of Jesus with others is the best give away. You are a blessing and those you minister to are finding Jesus through your efforts. Christmas Blessings to you!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

beautiful painting.....wishing you a very Merry Christmas

Geckostone said...

What a beautiful post, you are an inspiration to me! I love your Madonna and Child! Merry Christmas to you too! Deb

Neet said...

A day late but with the very best wishes for your birthday nevertheless. What a wonderful person you are, a true inspiration. Thank God for people like you. What a wonderful way to spend your special day sharing it with so many less fortunate people.

Gloria said...

What a beautifully rendered ATC. Glad tidings of the Christmas season to you.

SHERI C said...

Lovely art and blessings to you for the way you reach out to others.
Wishing you a Happy PPF and wonderful 2012.
Sheri Cook/Happy Horse Studio

Beadwright said...

Happy birthday. May your year be blessed. This is such a nice post. Love the art too.
Nicole/Beadwright

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Terri said...

Hi Peggy and aren't you an inspiration to all of us. I hear your giving in your words and actions and your love and faith. Do not put me in the give away I have received the seeds you have sown and planted and they are flourishing. Blessings Terri www.morningdewdrops.com

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