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28 June 2008

Carved Horse
Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

24 x 24 inches

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Saturday...where has the week gone? Yesterday was totally eaten up by doctor and medical. Mom and I did not make it home until after two and we left at 8:30. By the time I prepared lunch it was 3 when I got into the studio and I didn't start a painting because Terry and I walk at 3:45 when he gets home. We did walk though. We did close to 2.5 miles in fact and in less time! We are walking at the mall because of the heat.

Have you ever had that feeling that you were so sick you wanted to die, but then you were scared and didn't want to die? OR that you wanted to live, but you were so scared you didn't want to live because you didn't know how? I am not that way right now, but I know someone else that is. There are times in life that the detour signs are not in front of us. Hedges or trees cover them and we are not sure which way to turn. If you were out on the road today you would switch on your GPS, right? Well, now would be the time to suggest you do that...God's Protective Service. It is 24/7. When the fog is so thick you cannot see beyond your outstretched finger tips, or the day is clear but the signs are covered by overgrown have to use your GPS. God is there, so speak to Him. Wait on Him. He will show you the way. Nurture yourself back to a good place by taking care of yourself.

Even with losses in our lives that we have no control over, we flounder in thought and action out of shock or disbelief. Allow yourself time to grieve and take care of yourself. If you are not, you cannot give back to any single person around you at home or on the job.

I witnessed a situation yesterday where an elderly woman (close to age 90) was suddenly sick in a medical office and no one would render help or aid. Once I realized there was no one coming I sprang into action to help her, she was scared to death and embarrassed, and I was scared she would choke or die right there on the spot. She was alone. There were eight other people in the room near her. I was on the other side of a long room as the situation occurred. Even the receptionist did nothing. She called no one. I only knew if it were me I would want someone to help me, I would not want to be alone. I used my canteen to wet cold napkins for her neck and napkins to wipe her face as she emptied her upset stomach into a trashcan. We have to care for each other. We have to comfort each other...doesn't matter if it is a stranger or not, we are God's children and we should do no less than what our Father would do.

Know that you are never alone. God is there and he will provide for you through His way. Be open to receive it, and always remember the golden rule, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat others as you want to be treated. Help others as you want to be helped.


“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”- 2 Peter 3:9

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