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24 May 2017

You should not say such bad words . . .



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"Dude, the bush is ready. Why you still beating around it?"   " I've lived a long time, kid, and I never heard anyone mutilate the English language quite like you."  Karen Marie Moning, ICED

"YOU SHOULD NOT SAY SUCH BAD WORDS."  

Terry and I were reading right along together...he was reading out loud from the book of 2Samuel, when suddenly our Alexa (aka Echo) spoke out loudly, "You should not say such bad words."  

Terry was reading from the new King James version of the Bible.   We have had some issues with our Alexa (aka Echo) guest in the house. At random times she attempts to either join in the conversation or totally jump over the fence to new territory.   It has crossed my mind that perhaps I do not want to keep this 'modern' device as she/IT is listening to everything that is said in our household and WHO IS TRACKING IT?

I am pretty well burned on politics and television watching.  I record about six shows each week and other than Bonanza and Dr Quinn ... I am not a TV fan at all. So I am thinking it is time to disconnect the Alexa (aka Echo).  Seems to have meant forfeiting our privacy in our home.

The text he was reading was as follows:  

2 Samuel 11:18-21 "Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war, and charged the messenger, saying, "When you have finished telling the matters of the war to the king, if it happens that the king's wrath rises, and he says to you: 'why did you approach so near to the city when you fought? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall?  Who struck Abimelech the son of Jerrubbesheth? Was it not a woman who cast a piece of a millstone on him from the wall, so that he died in Thebez? Why did you go near the wall?' - then you shall say, 'Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also." 


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21 May 2017

Sing like a Rooster . . . Barnyard painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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 Size: 30 x 40  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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"There's a morning when presence comes over your soul. You sing like a rooster in your earth-colored shape. Your heart hears and, no longer frantic, begins to dance." Jalaluddin Rumi

Sunday morning... every morning, it is a joy to wake to God's world He has ready for us. May your day be filled with the treasures and gifts of the Lord. He has them waiting for you.

Psalm 68:4 "Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him - his name is the Lord."


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20 May 2017

Sweet Crazy Conversations . . . Sisters Children playing Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




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24 x 36  Oil on Canvas. sold
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"Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be." Toni Morrison, Beloved

I never had a sister.  I have some truly good friends that seem to fill that void in life. I grew up with two brothers, one four years older and one 11 years younger. I felt he was more like my child than my brother.

Sisters are forever. They love you unconditionally and often know what may come out of your mouth before you say it. That is how JJ was to me when I met her in seventh grade.  We are still friends to this day... that is over 50 years ago. JJ and I spent youth together growing up and experiencing first love... sharing those whispers, our music, reading, doing extemporaneous speaking in high school and duet acting. The best foundation of friendship.

 College years brought marriage and children... and the home mommy friends you make...so the next best friend was Yvonne. She was Godmother to our daughter and she was a sorority sister. She was an only girl at  her home growing up with many brothers...and we both grew up in the UCC church. Sadly I lost Yvonne in 2010 when she lost her life by gunfire. 

Jan was another sister to me that I met in my forties... she was in the neighborhood as my kids were all leaving home. She felt like a true sister almost next door, with a very similar upbringing and background and the UCC church again.  I learned how to live without my kids at home from Jan among many other things... how to fly and laugh and love life as I grew older.  

Dear Ann was a sweet sister I met in my mid fifties when we moved to the lake. She was at a luncheon I attended... tall and beautiful and sparkling.  We were drawn to each other and we knew God was behind our friendship as well.  Our faith in the Lord, our love of The Lord, our love of nature and healthy eating and the special times we could walk and talk together. 

All of these 'sisters' carry my heart with them, and I carry theirs.  We all have extended family with our friends... more sisters and brothers. God provides exactly what we need. Wait upon the Lord.  

Proverbs 19:21  "Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."


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18 May 2017

Where is the forest? I only see the trees . . . Tree painting by Laurie Pace, Texas Artist



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 Sold  Oil on canvas.
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"You can't see the forest for the trees."  has been around a long time! It is an expression of someone who is too involved in the details of a problem to look at the situation as a whole. 

Just think about your life.  I know I focus on everything in my day and always weighing my decisions on different outcomes I might chose. I have to stop myself and remind myself that GOD made these forests.... all the details...  but each little tree tends to side track me and I miss the overall situation stuck on small details. Do you do this in your life?

Psalm 33:10  "May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed."


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14 May 2017

Running Forever . . . The "Sue" club . . . And then there were three . . Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, RUNNING FOREVER



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 Size: 36 x 36  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers

The "Sue" Club.  My middle name is Sue. I do not meet many "Sue"s at all.  My daughter in law's mom is  "Sue" ... and until I met "Sue" from Canada on the internet... that is about it for me.  So all the 'Sue' women I meet, I grow to love dearly.  Sue has commissioned a painting years back and her dear hubby has had me paint a few small ones.  The gift away this month is to Sue... and this gorgeous painting is the one she picked out and it is on its way to Canada where she lives. 

It makes me smile to send a painting to a new home so I am hoping she will share photos of it hanging. 

"Give thanks to the Lord above, His love endures forever." Psalm 136:2


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13 May 2017

Amazing Views . . . Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2017

 Size: 36 x 40  Oil on Canvas with Mixed Media
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view." Edward Abbey






Seeing the progress shots on this painting is pretty amazing.   Stop and think about what you were like as a one year old.  Then think about age 10, age 20, age 40, and up.  Everything you have experienced is a layer placed in your life no different than this painting. 

I will be getting this piece back from a Gallery in Park City Utah.  I want it placed in a home with lots of love.  Contact me if you are interested in this piece at a really really good price. Put AMAZED in the subject line. Oils are the final layer as seen in the original painting shown above top.  

God is shaping each us just like I shape these paintings.  From each one is a different set of challenges and placed I have to solve and resolve balance and color.  He is the great creator. Some of those layers are going to hurt but He will pick us up and bring us through each one. 

"But by day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me - a prayer to the God of my life." Psalm 42:8 


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12 May 2017

SELFIES . . . Photography with Laurie Pace, Texas Artist



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Photography
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"Truth is, we all project a false front to the world, peppering our social media pages with witty words and silly emoticons. Life narrowed down to 140 characters, staged selfies, and tirades over opinion posts. Life lived for the approval of the masses, all while tearing strangers down for the slightest misstep." Kristen Callihan, The Game Plan

Selfie (n): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.

Well… Selfies are really rare in our family.  We love to shoot just photos of the grands, but Terry was babysitting alone and he took his phone out and took a precious series of photos with our grandson.

On our side, we are not much on the selfie shots.  We snap them of ourselves together to remember the moment, but we are not big on using them to promote and share on social media. Social Media is FILLED with Selfies. Why do people take them so much?

I sigh deeply and wonder why we cannot focus more on our love for God and maybe taking shots of all the beauty and gifts he provides daily. We all seem to be caught up on our neediness and what we are missing in life.  Terry and I are realizing that our focus needs to be on God and our relationship with Him and to let go of all the worry and control.  God puts things in our lives that are sometimes negative and he has sent them for us to rise above and focus on Him. Good things will rise from them.  Other times we are sent things that are incredibly wonderful… and He has decided they are to be part of us as well. Actually they are to be part of the growth of our life to be closer to Him.

It is not about us, it is about HIM. How much time do you spend on the internet and social media compared to the time you spend with God or his word.?

Deuteronomy 30:20 "And that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your father, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."


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