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16 May 2008

FACING THE SUN
Sunflower Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

11 x 14 on Linen Panel

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Short blog for sure this morning! Can you tell me difference between Happiness and Joy?
Happiness seems to be the thing we search for our entire lives. My grandmother was the one that told me it came from within and especially when you do for others. I remember as a young teenager sitting with her in my room when she shared this with me. Everything seems so traumatic at that age...so I thought. It is 100 fold at this age.

What I have discovered at this age is that Joy is a far deeper richer feeling than happiness. Joy can be felt even in the darkest moment when you are buried in the deepest of problems. Happiness is temporary because it is based on external circumstance, but Joy... Joy my friend, is based on God's presence with in each of us. Contentment is found with in you and it is there but you are usually too busy chasing happiness to know Joy is with in you right now.

Grace,
Laurie

"I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is filled with joy and my mouth shouts his praises!" Psalm 16:8-9


JOY was patching the jackhammered patio!m Below, Terry and Morgan at work. Ron, you were suppose to be here!



1 comment:

Niki said...

Love the last picture ROFL

The title of today's painting is also my Newfoundland's registerd name and the sig line from Jackie's email
"face the sun and the sun shall always fall behind you"

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