Friday, August 19, 2011


An empty canvass, a blank page in the sketchpad, an empty garden pot, or an empty day. They all have one thing in common..... nothing! Yet in a few minutes or an hour perhaps something will be there. On an empty canvass is soon painted a landscape with a paint brush and tubes of water colors. On the blank page a designer gown is sketched or drawn, or a face of a stranger. A tiny seedling goes into a garden pot now filled with fertilized garden soil. An empty day becomes visited with joy, fun, surprises, blessings and plenty more that comes to an open heart. I believe that there is nothing which you cannot fill with something if you try hard enough. Or if you can't --- God will.

It all started when God created the world and the universe from nothing. From there everything else followed. So did we. In our own tiny places or corners of the world we too create our something out of nothing. The pattern of our lives --- in our dreams, goals, adventures, in our tiny or big pursuits, relationships, and in the everyday of our mundane existence.

Isn't that simply marvelous that we have been empowered as His beloved children to create and build the good in our lives.. within our tiny personal worlds and out there to the bigger world waiting to be blessed by its creative power.


  1. Wonderfully written.God has given this life with all the faculties in tact for us to make it sublime,beautiful and to put it to use for our own self and others.Sad that most of us waste it doing little to enrich it.

  2. Hi KP,

    I appreciate your sharing of insight on the subject written. Well, sometimes some people have to be nudged a bit to see their true worth as seen from the eyes of God.

    Thanks for the lovely visit and comment. Blessings to you and your loved ones.

  3. That was simply beautiful Ellen. It makes me think just how amazing we all are! Love Di ♥

  4. Oh yes indeed, God made us that amazing, Diana. And you HE has blessed with wonderful spouse and children. Most of all blessed you with courage in your life to stand as an inspiration to all your readers in your wonderful blog. Be more blessed. Stay blessed. In Christ.

  5. This is a well written post. Goes to show you that if we had not been created the world would be empty of all we now know. We are blessed children of God and thank him for letting us be. Thank you for coming by.

  6. Hi Margaret! Lovely to see you visit. Thank you. Blessings to you and your loved ones.. far more than your gentle hearts can hold.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your story about the 10 guardian angels that protected your home during the typhoon when you commented on my Joy4Today blog.

    I've enjoyed visiting your blog, and was encouraged today as I pondered your thoughts about the blank canvass, and also enjoyed other posts.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Esther Joy

  8. Hi Joy and WELCOME!

    Such a delight to see you here. :-) Wonderful joy!

    Glad you enjoyed and was encouraged by the post. It's one of several others closest to my heart. For God has blessed me through the years with wonderful somethings rising from empty nothings. Truly a magnificent God!

    Thank you for your lovely visit.
    Blessings to you and your family.