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07 November 2008

In My Mind
Contemporary Art Nude Oil Painting Palette Knife by Laurie Justus Pace

24 x 48 inches of thick paint; See pictures below.

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Time for one of my few nudes I do every year. I probably paint four a year and it has been about five months since the last one! You will find very thick paint forming the planes on the body and of course my trademark color palette.

I hesitated before blogging this morning praying about content and where my thoughts were to even start my day today. I truly feel we would be so much better off with out the television and the media. One of those love hate relationships we have.

Sometimes we have a love hate relationship with in ourselves raging as well. God has so much planned and available for us to do in our lifetime and most of us never reach our potential. For some reason we live conditionally in our lives trying to stay in control and not trusting Him to be in control. Jesus has warned us about the "worries of life," which continually weigh down our minds and squeeze our hearts and distract us from our focus on God. Over and over again in the Bible it assures us of His presence in our lives and words that warn us not to be anxious for good reason.

As long as we fight for control in life we will be miserable. Examine other areas of anxiousness in your life and you will realize that lack of control seems to be at the root of all of them. Most of the areas can be linked to the inexorable decay of this present world as we know it. If we derive our hope and comfort in life from controlling things in the world (or people), we’re bound to be disappointed.

So back to the original thought....Ben Herbster said "The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become." I do not think age or location has anything to do with it. Incredible things are ahead for you if you will step back and let go of the control and worry that are consuming you.

I am giddy with the thought of what is to be... and it may not be here in this life at this time, for the best is yet to come.

Joy and Abundance,


"The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever." 1 John 2:17

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