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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WOYWW: The Promised Land

Hello, dear blog friends!


On my desk today (obviously, I used the push and shove method to clear up some space) is a lovely Madonna and Child ATC from Voula...



and a page from my prayer journal for the reading today.  This verse reminds me of our recent visit to Mount Nebo in Jordan, the place where Moses viewed the Promised Land.  



It was a rainy, foggy day when we went there, so we didn't get to see the view of Israel.  We didn't even get to see this landmark and had to resort to taking pictures of  pictures hanging on the wall of the chapel there...


Sometimes in life, we can't see our own promised lands.  We can't see how God's going to answer our prayers, we can't see how His promises will come to pass.  



Our vision is blurred by the fog and rain of fears, doubts, and all sorts of other things.




I did manage to get a picture of this landmark.  Even if the guide didn't tell me, I would know this is Mount Nebo because of this landmark. And I know that the view is there even if I didn't see it that day.

In life, my landmark is the Word of God.  When I can't see my promised land, I look to God's Word to remind me that the land is there, even if I can't see it.  I look to God's Word to remind me that His promises are true even when it is rainy and foggy.  Eventually, the sun shines, the fog clears, and the view is beautiful.

38 blog hugs:

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Ah the push and shove method of cleaning up... I know it well... Beautiful art trading card and I love your journal page. You have a wonderful attitude and I enjoy your thoughts.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah fantastic thoughts on your post Peggy, if only we were always so clear sighted it is so easy in life to be inundated by what is going on around us..
keep looking to the Word as you say..
And as it says, "looking unto Jesus The Author and Finisher of our faith" Hebrews 12:2 that is our focus..
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #17

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Loving the colours in the ATC. Ali x #22, with candy

Helen said...

push and shove - and selective angles for the camera!! all tricks we employ... have a great day. Helen, 8

Ria Gall said...

you leave us with plenty to think about in our day and for that I thank you.
I love your artwork so many pretty colours and great images
Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
Ria #39

Annie said...

Many things in life we cant see but always , with faith, we know they are there :-)
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
A x # 44

Neil said...

Hi there. Great reminders of where we need to look when all is foggy around us, thank you. Love the ATC too. Hope you have a lovely week.
Neil #23

SusanLotus said...

It´s always so inspiring to visit your blog! Beautiful gift. And so much beautiful work on your desk.

Have a wonderful day!
Susan

Janene McAnally said...

I just LOVE the colours you used in your Madonna and Child ATC, it is so full of love. Ahh the shove method, know it only too well hehehe! Have a great day and happy WOYWW>
Janene #47

Heather Alger said...

Beautiful photos and creativity here. Have a Blessed week :0)
Happy WOYWW Heather #59

Glenda said...

You have given me food for thought as I begin my day. Thank you for that!
Glenda #77

Laura said...

Love your prayer page, beautiful!
Happy Wednesday
:)
Laura
93

Nan G said...

Beautiful ATC! Thank you for sharing your journal page. Happy WOYWW! Nan #3

Winnie said...

Enjoyed reading your post! Love the paintings I spotted on your desk. One looks like it is the madonna (blue one). Thank you for sharing your journey to the Promised Land, as seeing the grave of Moses was so touching. Enjoy your day! Winnie#78

mamapez5 said...

I can identify with the push and shove method of clearing a space, though yours looks more tidy than that.
I had a lovely quote from my daughter-in-law today. I was messaging her about her son and told her that I have been asked to speak in church this week (Mothering Sunday), for five minutes, on Motherhood. I said "Shall I just say it is a 'walk in the park? Do you think they'll belive me'. She sent back, "Yes Kate. It is a walk in the park really. It's just that it is quite often raining!" Love it. Your comments about the weather sometimes blurring the real picture made me think of it again. But you are right. How fortunate we are to have the Landmark to refer to whenever we are feeling a bit lost.
Blessings. Have a great week. Kate x #57

Regina Hamilton said...

Your prayer pages really spoke to me. I'm currently taking a Beth Moore class on Deuteronomy. Regina #141

okienurse said...

push and shove is the only desk cleanup method I know. Thanks for the inspiration! I enjoyed getting a peak at your projects and looking your desk! Have a great week. Vickie #11

thefrugalcrafter said...

beautiful artwork:)

Carolyn Phillips said...

Wonderful photos and lovely to see more of your trip. It is great to have the thoughts to go with the pictures as well. How true, we don't always see, we just have to rely on the promise.

Neet said...

Lovely artwork you are sharing with us, and beautiful words as always.
Thanks for the sharing, ~ Hugs, Neet 36 xx

Tracey Fletcher King said...

you have a lovely sense of colour and line and the bright colours and joy in your work shines through in every piece you make...xx

Netty said...

thank you for sharing your photos and am loving your gifted ATC and your beautiful page.
Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

JKW said...

The madonna and child look like they are in the loving arms of God. I like your perspective of sometimes when we cannot see it is because of the rain and fog of fear and doubt. Beautifully illustrated with words. . .your art and your words speak to me (always). Blessings, Janet PPF

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful painting and interesting photographs, very inspiring! <3

La Abela said...

I like that mother and child bond linked to colors, and I like your post. saludos

Lynn Cohen said...

Lovely mother child art perfect for international woman's day!

Faye said...

Peggy, your mother and child painting is so beautiful. And thank you for the reminder to all of us that we move by faith and not by sight.

Karen Letchworth said...

Another beautiful post (with gorgeous art) as always, Peggy. Thanks so much for being so kind to share your creations with us. May God bless you and keep you!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

peggy gatto said...

i always enjoy your words and your outlook. bless you!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Lovely Madonna and Child and journal pages, too, Peggy!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Jessica Sporn said...

thank you for always sharing your profound thoughts with us, as well as beautiful eye candy. Happy PPF!

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Lovely are and words, great post! I love your push and shove method!

Rea said...

Hi Peggy, I love your great cleaning method of "push and shove", I have used that before. Ha! I can identify with your landmark too. The word of God is mine also. It has gotten me through many storms. I am a new follower of your blog and hope you will follow mine. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

JD said...

This is a great post...thank you for all that you shared...Must get back to my journaling, and you are inspiring me to make an ATC card.

Dianne said...

your prayer journal page is lovely, and also enjoyed seeing your work space. Happy PPF!

JoZart said...

How wonderful for you to make that trip, Peggy, and to know you walked in the steps of the Lord. It so obviously had a profound effect on you and I appreciate you sharing it and showing all your lovely photographs.
Love Jo x

Jo Ann said...

Gorgeous choice of colors on all your projects this post. It's so bright and cheery! Thanks for inspiring us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Enjoy God's blessings daily. Hugs!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Lisa Richards said...

So true; God is there even when we don't "feel" His presence. We can look to the Word to remind us of His promises and His faithfulness. Thanks for sharing your Holy Land pictures and thoughts!
Have a great WOYWW,
Lisa #113

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