Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A clear desk for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, with pearls I am considering for a necklace,
and other bits and pieces... like a favorite bag from Vietnam...
and for Word Art Wednesday, my prayer journal illustration...
and speaking of pearls, I am reminded of the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price...
O that Pearl of great price! have you found it?
Is the Savior supreme in your love?
O consider it well, ere you answer,
As you hope for a welcome above.
Have you given up all for this Treasure?
Have you counted past gains as but loss?
Has your trust in yourself and your merits
Come to naught before Christ and His cross?
- Swedish hymn Den Kostliga Pärlan
(O That Pearl of Great Price!)
Happy WOYWW and WAW!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Hold on to your seats if you aren't used to seeing space in my desk for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday! I did a tidy up to make space for a new Canon Slephy Compact Photo Printer my hubby gave me! And in the process, found some treasures that were hidden away...
some flea market/antique shop finds from Budapest (the two ornaments on top) in a book box that I made by cutting off a niche in the middle of a book that I only liked for the pretty cover...
a hand carved mother-of-pearl cross from Bethlehem that a shopkeeper gave to my husband to give to me as a surprise as a thank you for inviting some of my tourmates to visit his shop the day after we bought from him!
And for Word Art Wednesday, illustration form my prayer journal, still the only art I've been able to get done...
Happy WOYWW and Word Art Wednesday!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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
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!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
There's not much going on in my desk today for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday but at least I have cleared up some space and you can see my desk. I am making flowers from a coffee foil package...
And for Word Art Wednesday, a verse that has special meaning for me as we fervently pray for my mother's healing.
And we are also praying for our country (she is in a Filipiniana costume) because there have been more reports of corruption in government in the recent weeks. Let your Kingdom come, Lord!