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16 April 2017

Hallelujah is our Song . . . Laurie Pace Journal



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“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” ― Pope John Paul II

"Easter means that this life on earth is not all there is. Jesus went "to prepare a place for us" in His Father’s heavenly mansions for all eternity. Jesus died for our sins, paying our penalty, so that we could be forgiven. He was resurrected, to prove that death has no hold on those who repent and accept Him as Savior. This life on earth is a prelude to eternal joy with our Lord. Easter is a celebration of our eternal destiny.    Joanna Fuchs

I am with family this day singing the Hallelujah. 

"It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,  for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.  The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” Luke 23:44-47

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13 April 2017

Faithless Friends that run away . . . You gotta Love Them Laurie Pace Daily Journal



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“Maundy Thursday is so called because that night, the night before he was betrayed, Jesus gave the command, the mandatum, that we should love one another. Not necessarily with the love of our desiring, but with a demanding love, even a demeaning love—as in washing the feet of faithless friends who will run away and leave you naked to your enemies.” ― Richard John Neuhaus, Death On A Friday Afternoon: Meditations On The Last Words Of Jesus From The Cross

This week continues as we have arrived today to what we call Maundy Thursday in our home.  It is the day of the Last Supper or of the Last Passover for Jesus with his disciples. It was at this time He washed the feet of his disciples in a display of humility. He commanded them to do the same for each other. It absolutely raises the bar of the definition of LOVE to a new and higher standard. Jesus loved His enemies and He calls to us to do the same. It brings a new spiritual life and the forgiveness of sins. We are to show love to those who do not appear to even deserve it. We are to show love unconditionally.  

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another"John 13:34

John 13:2-17 - "Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!” 


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12 April 2017

Out of the Canyon . . . Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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 Out of the Canyon  Sold  24 x 36  Oil on Canvas.
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“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ― Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

Here it is Passion week and in our home, our Bible study is about these days with Jesus leading up to his resurrection.  He paves the way for us.  The 'windstrom' he endured served us God's true beauty of Salvation. 


The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

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09 April 2017

Last Push . . . Equine Artist Laurie Pace, Contemporary Horse Paintings



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 Last Push 30 x 30  Sold   Oil on Canvas.
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“May you live every day of your life.” ― Jonathan Swift

Each day you live, live it to the fullest.  Give it all your have in every area of life.  Smile, spread joy, work hard, share love and remember always to connect with others and serve when you can. 

We seem to get tangled in our immediate worlds and forget about reaching out to others.  Sometimes it seems simpler to not get involved.  While I am not suggesting overwhelming your current life, I am speaking about examining what you are involved in and make sure you chose wisely for yourself and how you serve other people. We have been told to learn to say no; is it saying no or is it taking a long hard look at where you are spinning and spending your time?

This is Palm Sunday. We celebrate the joyful entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection. The people were waving large palm branches and laying them before him as he walked into the holy city.  This was near the culmination of a long journey toward Golgotha. Jesus came to save the lost and we realize it is the time and the place that he will secure our salvation. This week is often called Passion Week, marking the final days of Jesus' earthly ministry.  Palm Sunday is the 'beginning of the end' of Jesus' work here on earth. You might say it is his last push. 

 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.  1 Kings 4:29


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07 April 2017

Our Deepest Fear . . . Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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 Summer Grass   Sold  Oil on Canvas.
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"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~" Marianne Williamson

This was the quote that set my brain in motion a few nights ago.  I was truly trying to grasp how to SHINE with humility. Not to shrink to the back but to glow with God. I want to be liberated from all those fears of inadequacy.  I would love to know what you think about this quote. Please leave a comment.  

This painting was completed also in May 2010 like the last larger horse painting. It was a large piece and this one was a small piece as you can see by the sharp detail of a soft brush in the grass. 

"Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites listened to him and did what the LORD had commanded Moses. " Deuteronomy 34:9


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06 April 2017

Only with Consent .... Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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 Sold   Oil on Canvas.
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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

 Last night when I could not sleep, I was up journaling. I stopped to look something up on the internet and this quote jumped out at me and I wrote it down.  Little did I think a second thought that it would pop up on my search screen this morning when looking for quotes on wisdom. Twice in 12 hours.  At midnight, I was searching for a personal look at how you be bold with God's light and love in your life, and do it with humility.  God did not create us to be fearful or to feel afraid to live our lives.  He created each of us to shine with his light using our gifts.  More on my next journal on this. 

My dad taught me in my teens, the world was simply not about me. The "I" was not important. It hurt my feelings at the time. I was seventeen and in my first semester of college and I had written home about all that was happening.  His correction stayed with me in my conversations with others as well as my writing notes or letters.  Not sure about journals.

This painting was created in May 2010 and appeared in American Art Collector.  It was purchased within days of the magazine's release by a collector in Oklahoma. . Seems to me the dance and interaction between these three horses is amazing. If I had to identify with one of them, I would be in the back.  Where would you be?  I am a strong person, but have never desired the limelight.  As a teacher in my spirit, I am a nurturer and I want to see my students bloom and be happy and satisfied with their journeys.   

 "and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—" Exodus 35:31



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02 April 2017

Life is Short . . . Abstract Painting by Laurie Pace



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 Emerging Size: 36 x 36  Mixed Media on Canvas.
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“Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Yep... it is the same painting. Well you are not the same on the outside as you were 10 years ago... life has passed and experiences have changed things inside and outside of you.   This is the same painting but with some final layering of colors with bleed throughs of prior layers. 

Takes time with abstract to allow it to 'age' and evolve to where it feels done.  During my studio renovation this piece has been on an easel in the living room where I have my eyes on it throughout the day.  Every time I look at it I discover new things in the surface. 

I know each of us grows and changes with life and its happenings. I know God has traveled through life with me and knows all the different overlays in my life and the ridges and valleys across my surface. 

Genesis 8:12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him. 


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