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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WOYWW: Beads, a Book and a Blessing


It's time for the weekly show and tell called What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday and on my desk is a bag that I used last weekend and haven't put away.  The bag is upcycled from a pair of old denim pants (no, I didn't make it), painted and beaded with a design...


There is also a book I am starting to read...


and a page from my prayer journal for Word Art Wednesday...


Yes, I want to live "in a manner worthy of the Lord."  Almost every Friday, my husband and I visit the city jail and he gives a teaching to the inmates about the following Sunday's gospel.  Afterwards, I also share a little with them.  Last Friday, we were going to share about the verse in Luke 17 where the disciples said, "Increase our faith."  Before we went, I was thinking of sharing the verse from Hebrews 11, "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."

But then, when we arrived, the inmates started singing this song...


Kay buti-buti mo, Panginoon
Sa lahat ng oras
Sa bawat araw
Ika'y laging tapat kung magmahal
Ang iyong kawa'ay
Magpawalang-hanggan

It means something like this, "You are so, so good, Lord, all the time, every day. You are always faithful in your love, your mercy has no limit."

This brought tears to my eyes.  It is easy to say that God is so, so good when we have a roof over our heads, clothes to wear, food on our table and all is well.  But for these inmates, who live with so, so little, to sing this means they live,"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."  I thought I was going to teach them about faith, but instead, they taught me.  What a blessing they are to me!

Be blessed, my dear blog visitors!

5 blog hugs:

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Votre générosité est grande...
Une publication qui me remplit d'émotions...
Nous avons toujours à apprendre et moi aussi j'apprends aujourd'hui en vous lisant.

Une très belle illustration également...

Gros bisous

fairy thoughts said...

happy Wednesday
what a lovely story, it makes you realise whatever you do is worth while.
janet #15

Annie said...

It's so lovely that you go out in the world to give and end up being awarded with something special too.
Hugs,
A x # 46

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful story Peggy, life still has the power to surprise us doesn't it? Love the beaded bag, very pretty.

Hugs
Brenda 1

Daniella said...

Your projects are beautiful!! And that is an amazing story!!
Sorry I am late this week :(
xxDaniella#10

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