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13 December 2017

A Journey . . . Appaloosa Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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Appaloosa in the Wind AVAILABLE  24 x 30  Oil on Canvas.
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"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  Lao Tzu

Appaloosa in the Wind is a beautiful painting with so much contrast in colors and in composition. It is available in SLC at The Fringe Gallery.  You can buy it directly from my website and it will ship from SLC.

Speak with love. Act with love. Think thoughts with love. Love one another.

"Know therefore that the LORD your God is God. He is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments." Deut 7:9



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10 December 2017

The Whole Story, Second Sunday in Advent



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Second Sunday in Advent
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"The Birth of Christ is the central event in the history of the earth, the very thing the whole story has been about." C. S. Lewis 

Our home and prayers are in preparation and anticipation. Keeping Christ in Christmas is most important. Allowing in the LIGHT (and pure love) of the world, gives us hope for the future. (Some faiths celebrate Faith or Peace on this Sunday.)

Let us all focus on everywhere we have seen Love in Action this past week and then try to put more LOVE in action over the coming week. May you speak and walk in Love.

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

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09 December 2017

A New Day Contemporary Horse Paintings with Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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Beta SOLD   Acrylic on Canvas.
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"Isn't it nice to think tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" 

There was a bad day last week. Things did not seem to go in the right direction much during the day. I reminded my husband, "No one died... this is nothing, let it go."  

It is really hard in life to let go of the stuff we can do NOTHING about.  It is not even about tomorrow being a new day, how about the next moment is a new moment in life with no mistakes in it?

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."


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08 December 2017

We live and breathe words.... Flower paintings by Texas artist Laurie Pace



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Flower Gathering 16 x 20  Sold  Oil on Canvas.
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"We live and breathe words . . . It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote and how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt ... I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted... and then I realized that truly I just wanted you."  Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

This is a painting I did at a Nancy Medina Workshop. I had signed Mom up to take it so I took it with her.  Never had painted like this before and I did enjoy it.  It was dreaming a new dream and painting a new reality for me.

"Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth." Hosea 6:3


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06 December 2017

Sunrise Wind Contemporary Horse paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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Sunrise Wind Size: 12 x 12  Oil on Canvas.
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"Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love; Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of LIfe can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together; For the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow."  Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet. 

I remember finding this quote before Terry and I married. My Mom and I spoke often about being strong as an individual in a relationship and not so dependent.  Together we are equally yoked to go this journey.  

The Lord God is the strength in our lives as a couple.  He comes before all things;  Terry has always "drawn a circle" putting God in the center and us revolving around Him. Sometimes we have to pull up close to Him when we need to be carried through a storm and other times we revolve strongly  keeping Him always as the center of life.  

Staying centered with the Lord, here is a second verse I am working to ingrain in my thoughts and words this week. UNFAILING LOVE... Thank you Lord. 

"May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant."  Psalm 119:76



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03 December 2017

First Sunday in Advent. HOPE




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HOPE 
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There seems to be a building change here in the United States. There is a growing population that has chosen to be unaffiliated with religion and God.  It is focused on "ME"  more than anything else. They replace God with Tolerance.  No one dare question them - "me" - for their behavior or their beliefs. 

It is hard at my age to see children being raised so far away from the God. It is easy to talk of faith, but not easy to WALK the faith. It is not easy to LIVE the faith. It is not easy to DIE for the faith.  I cannot change anyone else but me. I can pray and have HOPE they will find their way to the Father.   It is a constant struggle to walk in God's light and not be swayed in other directions and caught up in unimportant things. 

Advent is the time of the year to teach our young children the beauty of the Lord and the greatness of the birth of his Son to walk this earth as a man and to have hope in His second coming.  After reading through the scary part of Jeremiah through Ezekiel, it is evident the Israelites were all focused on the "me" things and 'worshiping' the wrong things in life.  It did not end well.  We must teach our children the importance of HOPE  in our lives.  That hope is not in "Zippy" the magical elf that has taken precedence over the Advent season. 

Advent is a time of preparation in our hearts and lives. It has evolved over the years to a tradition of the four Sundays before Christmas and then followed up with the 12 day celebration of Christmas which lasts from Christmas Eve until the Epiphany on January 6th. The first two Sundays are based on the second coming of Christ. The last two Sundays are a look backward to the first coming of Christ.  (And how many of you take down 'Christmas' the day after the 25th?)

Advent symbolizes the present situation of the church in these 'last days' as we wait for the return of Christ in Glory.  It can be compared to the Israelites in exile when God destroyed Judah and most of them.  He found a few chosen to protect until the time was right.  My favorite Christmas Hymn, "O Come O Come, Emmanuel... and ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here. Until the Son of God Appears. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel, shall come to thee, O Israel."  

So in hope and anticipation I look forward to Christ's second coming. 

Jeremiah 29:11-13 "for I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." 


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02 December 2017

Kindred Spirits in our lives. Contemporary Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace




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Kindred Spirit Size 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas.
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"When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable." Jess C. Scott 

Kindred Spirit   Noun    A person whose interests or attitudes are similar to one's own. 

Do you long for that 'kindred spirit"?  The ability to be yourself in the raw without judgement?   It would be difficult to travel this earth in our journey with them.   We are Kindred Spirits for the work of Christ.  

Anne of Green Gables "What I need is a really good friend, a bosom buddy.  You know... a KINDRED SPIRIT with whom I can share my inmost soul." 

I am blessed with a Mother, a daughter, and a husband who is a kindred spirit. 

"And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee."  Genesis 31:3

  


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