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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Word Wednesday

Welcome to Word Wednesday!
Today's word is.......
Activity involving mental or physical effort
done in order to achieve a purpose or result..
We work at all sorts of things...
Work can be fun.
It can laborious.
It can be done well..
Or done not so well.....
We can work with our whole heart...
Or work half-heartily...
Work can be something we are proud of...
Gardening is not easy but the results of your Work
can be beautiful...

Re- purposing Old Furniture can be very rewarding work...
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Via Pinterest painted furniture..
Who would have thought that an old bed could be a beautiful bench...
Re- purposed for a purpose....
Old doors and pallets...
Become things of beauty!
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from the designchaser.com
pallets made into a coffee table
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Did you know....... 
The origin of work is found in the book of Genesis.
In the opening passage, God is the primary worker,
busy with the creation of the world (Genesis 1:1-15).
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The Bible states that God worked for six days
and rested on the seventh day.
 These passages reveal that God was the first to do work on the earth.
Pretty amazing...huh?
So, legitimate work reflects the activity of God.
Because God is inherently good,
  work is also inherently good
Psalm 25:8; Ephesians 4:28).
This should change how we look at WORK....
In Genesis 1:31,
when God viewed the fruit of His labor,
He called it “very good.”
 God examined and assessed the quality of His work,
and when He determined that He had done a good job,
He took pleasure in the outcome.
That's another good reason to work well...
By this example, it is apparent that work should be productive.
Work should be done in a way
that produces the highest quality outcome.
The reward for work is the honor and satisfaction
 that comes from a job well done.

To work at something is a good thing...
To work well at something is a God thing!
 Here in blog land there is no shortage of great workers...
Faithful to the Work of the Lord.
Creative Workers.....
Dilligent Workers...
Work Well Ladies!
May your work always be pleasing to the Lord....
Work willingly at whatever you do,
as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Colossians 3:23
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might
Ecclesiastes 9:10



  1. Beautiful post Patty, beautiful pictures too. Blessings, Trisha

  2. Lovely post.. and your pictures are so pretty! Work is something I need to do more of over the next few days ;) These continued snowstorms have wiped me out and in between chores I've become plum lazy :-D have a great remainder to your week, Patty.. and a wonderful weekend too! -Tammy

  3. I've never thought of work like this before. Thank you so much for changing my way of thinking! So neat how you explained it here. Love it! :)

  4. Patty I just love this post and the verse from Colossians!!! I'll be thinking about it all week.... WORKING for the Lord ... rather than for people.
    I'm off to catch up on your blog posts... have missed you...

  5. An interesting take on 'work'...I learned something today about the Bible.

  6. Love the words, "Count your blessings" at the top of your blog...it's a song we sing at church and is a terrific reminder of all we have to be thankful for! Love that old tub photo too! I have one in the cellar of our old farmhouse...hoping it will end up in a remodeled bathroom soon (and I do mean SOON!) So nice to visit, -Mary

  7. Enjoyed your post Patty. Such a powerful 4 letter word. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Oh how true this is! I love this! Work is such a rewarding thing. I love how you wrote this! And LOVE the pictures.

  9. Beautiful images, and I love all of your scripture references to work! Such a beautiful blog, Patty!


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