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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WOYWW: Pattaya, Thailand


I am in a resort hotel in Pattaya, Thailand with an exceptionally large dresser (for hotels) which is perfect for journal painting!

Here is a lei from last night's dinner.  I have never seen this interesting flower before. And some baht I will be spending today ;-)

I found a Thai bible in one of the hotel drawers...

And my prayer journal illustrations are inspired by my time in Laos.  I found the Laotians to be such a quiet and gentle people and I thought of how they are a good example to me...

Something to think about, that hopefully when people meet me they will see gentleness, just as I appreciated the gentleness of the Laotians.

I suppose I have along way to go, but I hope to get there!

I am posting from an iPad so I don't know how this post will turn out, but I didn't want to miss What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday and Word Art Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Luang Prabang

I am in Luang Prabang, Laos and my desk has some of my buys from the awesome night market.

The crafts are wonderful! Take a look at the detailed appliqué and embroidery of this bag I bought...

So many beautiful throw pillows, woven textiles, embroidered bags and wallets... so many things I want to buy!  Best to remember, there is need of only one thing...

Sharing my desk and my prayer journal in What's on Your Workdesk WednesdayWord Art Wednesday and Inspire Me Monday.  Have a blessed week, everyone! Watch out for pictures of charming Luang Prabang in my next post.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WOYWW: Layers

Tuesday night's desk was uncharacteristically empty and there was nothing to show for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  But it never stays empty for long and today there is a box of patterned papers for me to paste unto some blank prayer journal pages...

See how the pages eventually end up, with layers of paper and paint and pencils and pens.  My life is like this, made up of layers of experiences and relationships, joys and sorrows...

But like this journal page, what is important is how all these come together to make me who I am. Hopefully, I am growing in loving God and my neighbor, and in bringing Jesus into the world...

Also sharing my reflections in Word Art Wednesday,  and thank you Ramona, for featuring me in Inspire Me Monday!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WOYWW: Transformation

If you visited me last week for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, you will see how a free day (we had a holiday in the Philippines last Monday) to tidy up can make a big difference!

If my desk is a whole mess, sometimes I am tempted to only show you the tidy part and I guess that is the way we are sometimes, when we only show our good side.  See how I am giving you a wide view today because my desk is tidy.  

Speaking of transformation, I thought you would like to see how my prayer journal starts out early in the morning.  I often do not finish and have to continue it later...

But in time it will be transformed, with layers of paper, colored pencil, watercolor, paint pens, stamping or whatever else I am inspired to use.  

I like to think I am like this, a work in progress.  Through time, may my life be transformed more and more such that all areas are in good order and ready for any scrutiny!  I hope to also share this in Word Art Wednesday (but sometimes I forget!) and Inspire Me Monday.

Blessing to you, my dear blog friend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WOYWW: Beauty

Some of us find beauty in a clean desk...

(but in truth, I used the push back method to get that part clear).  Others find beauty in a "creative mess" (the reality)...

And in the bible, it says God finds beauty in me.  God desires my beauty!  Isn't that amazing?  Who can comprehend this, God desires our beauty, marred as it is by sin.  But even if we can't understand that, this is God's assurance, he finds us beautiful, he loves us.  What a mystery!

I'm sorry but I have been a delinquent blog friend these past few weeks in What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday and Word Art Wednsday and haven't been able to even visit back.  I hope to get back into the routine of life and get to visit this week!
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