Sunday, July 5, 2009

Theaching and living the blessing from God

I have always wanted to be an illustrator. I have done countless paintings that tells a story.
My favorite book of the Bible from the Old Testament is Genesis. No matter how many times I read it is always new to me. I love to read about creation because humbles my heart and I gives me a great desire to honor my Creator. I am amazed by the fact that God used His word to create all things but when it came to mankind - he used His hands, His Holy Hands! What a thought to contemplate !*grin*
I don't think I ever shared this paintings before.... I did about 5 years ago and I never finished .... the image of Adam and Eve never came to me....

And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good.

Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth." And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.

Like I said, it is unfinished however I do plan to finish it some day.

You may think this is funny and probably it is ... I am here sharing the Creation of God and now I am sharing my *little* creation... my home ... my children...His blessings!*grin*

I believe in eating very healthy. I grow up that way. Part from been poor and living in a Brazilian farm land but also because my momma , was very naturalist herself.She still is.

We grown some of our own vegetables, (whenever I don't get mixed up, * see prior posts*grin) and we can it. The most important vegetables to me are tomatoes and green beans and of course , we make jam from the fruits.

It is so wonderful to have fresh ingredients... do you know that eggs from raised chickens have 1/3 less cholesterol? Do you know the wonderful properties on Honey? It is important to know that commercial honey are many times heated in order to bottle it. I highly recommend , when ever is possible to buy directly from a source that you know does not heat the honey.
Here is Ben, He is 7 now but I love to look older pictures... all I can keep with me is memories and how much I love to make them.....

These pictures are few years old... but I found it when I was looking for some sd card that I misplaced and thought to share it with you....grin

It is very important to me to take the time to teach my children to cook. Not all, but most of my children knows how to cook and my 4 daughters are excellent cookers. I will add that Gabriella is our chef , only because is true and we all know it. grin.

We cook from scratch ... I never use can, mixes and other commercial stuff because I learned to read the labels. My son Kevin was very sick when he was young, he is now 15 but I kept a lot of what I learn at that time. He had has the skin test done and came back that he was allergic to : milk, tomatoes, all dyes, corn, eggs ,coffee..... did I say coffee???? ( poor think!!!!) *grin*
I learned to make a delicious cake without any eggs, milk, and still be good.
kevin is no longer seriously allergic to these things but I am careful about it.

May the Lord Jesus Christ keep you and bless you today and forever more. Amen!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there!
First of all, your illustrations are so beautiful and certainly a reflection of God's gift in you! And I love your food! I too, watch what I eat and at 51, I think I am in pretty good condition due to my diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and lean poultry. I grew up poor as well in a Mexican-American home, so I understand what you are saying! God has given us so many blessings! Your little boy is so cute; what a chef he'll make! Patricia, you are so talented. May the Lord bless all of your efforts and talents in order to bring joy to all! Bisous, Anita

Ana Alpande said...


Obrigada pelos teus comentários no meu blogue, sou Portuguesa, e estou apaixonada pelo teu trabalho e a tua forma de vida! Sabes há muito que eu e a minha família queremos ir morar para o campo, mas por algum motivo ainda não conseguimos! Mas ver a tua forma forma de vida está a ser um grande exemplo. Um dia gostava que partilhasses a tua história!
E o vosso teatro em família!!!! Que espectáculo. Que pena estar tão longe!
Um abraço bem apertadinho

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Good morning, Pat. What a lovely post!

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