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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WOYWW: Habemus Papam!

Last Thursday morning, I woke up to the news, "Habemus Papam", we have a Pope!  So now, I have a new "hobby" - Pope watching!  I've been delighting in news about Pope Francis, who has such a cute smile, and does things like petting a guide dog, kissing a handicapped man and kissing babies.  I love him!

Yesterday, during his installation mass, the Pope said he "must open his arms to protect all of God's people and embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the smallest, those whom Matthew lists in the final judgment on love: the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and those in prison."  The Catholic church has had all kinds of popes in the past, and even some really bad ones, so it is wonderful to have one who loves the poorest, the weakest, the smallest.   

My prayer journal illustration for today reflects on God's faithfulness through all generations.  This is what keeps the Church alive today, whoever the Pope is.  This is what Meg writes about in her post He's Just the Pope - "He’s not going to save the Church–it already has a Savior." Yes, indeed, we have a Savior, praise God!

To take a peek at more desks (messy and otherwise), drop by Stamping Ground. Also linking up with Word Art Wednesday.

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Tuire Flemming said...

Although I am a Lutheran, the new pope seems sympathetic. "Pope watching" sounds a great hobby :)
Happy Wednesday!
Tuire #14

Helen said...

Happy Pope Watching!! Helen, 8

Ria Gall said...

you always give so much inspirtation through your journal pages and today is no different. Reading your pages makes one stop and think and that can only be a good thing
Wishing you a Happy WOYWW

Annie said...

Enjoy your Pope watching. :-)
A x # 62

Neet said...

Lovely work as always - thanks for sharing
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a wonderful post!

Maybe you have fun to participate once more again on our monthly challenge for Art Journalers over on

and do you know what a MOO is?
look here and take part:

xxx Susi

Dianne said...

beautiful post--in every way!

Faye said...

Peggy, this is so inspiring and wonderful. Thanks for the link to Meg's post. How amazing! I love that you and she have put the Lord Jesus first. I am not Catholic but I am excited about the new spiritual leader and his humility. May God keep him strong in his convictions.

Heather Alger said...

The new Pope seems such a kind man, hope that he will Inspire many to show compassion and kindness to others x
Happy WOYWW and have a great week Heather#133

Rea said...

Wonderful artwork with the scriptures. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

Victoria Selix said...

Very nice artwork, great job coloring

Karen Letchworth said...

Just as wonderful as ever, Peggy. Always something to make me smile.
Thank you,
Word Art Wednesday

Stampin Boots said...

Enjoy your pope watching!
Happy WOYWW!

StampinBoots x #144

Elizabeth said...

Hi Peggy, your desk is as busy and colourful as usual. Hope you are having a happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #55

lisa said...

A lovely post, Peggy. The new Pope certainly seems like a lovely man and a breath of fresh air.
Hugs Lisax #71

Ali said...

Love seeing your busy, creative desk and, as ever, your journal entries are beautiful.

Ali #88

Jackie said...

Your work is lovely
I like that saying pope watching
Jackie 17

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Your art is so inspiring. I love the call out from the mouth.
The Pope has been well received by many, many of the Christian communities which is certainly a wonderful start.
Thank you so much for posting your beautiful artwork with us. We hope to see you again next week.
Psalm 91 Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

EM Illustrator said...

I like your desk and your art. Happy Pope watching ^_^
Enjoy your week.


Liz B said...

Hooray for the new Papa! I got to see JPII twice and I loved him, Pope Francis reminds me of him. The same outpouring of love!

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