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28 December 2008

MIXING COLORS
Contemporary Art Horse Daily Painting Palette Knife by Laurie Justus Pace

18 x 24 inches Oil on Canvas

This is a repaint of a painting posted earlier. The first painting sold and went to live on the west coast. Someone from south Texas ask for a similar painting. I do not like to do that as you can never capture the same feel a second time. I did it but she still wanted something else...so here you have MIXING COLORS. This piece has 10 layers of paint and very thick piles of paint through out the surface.


SOLD



Has to be a short blog. I have been busy at the computer and it is already 7:30. The house has to be cleaned and food finished for tonight's festivities.

I think I am going to branch out today to a sore subject in this family. STUBBORNNESS. Humm, do any of you know anyone like this? Stubbornness evolves from pride. We all think we know it all or we want others to think we know it all. We hold firm and stay inflexible in thinking and doing because we know it all. If you are stubborn you are not respecting the thoughts of others. Often times I rebel and do not want to accept what God puts before me and I know that is my stubborn pride. After all, I know what's best for me and what I want, don't I?

When we refuse to change we are unyielding and at risk to fail. Stubbornness keep us from doing what is truly best for us and in the end we hurt ourselves. In the old Testament in Exodus Pharaoh kept a hard heart and would not listen to the predictions of what would happen. Pharaoh wanted total control. He refused to believe God was at work. His pride and stubbornness blinded him. In Matthew Jesus says, "You Stubborn, faithless people".

What are you prideful about? What do you stand firm on with out flexibility that is causing roadblocks in your life? The most damaging denial of all is to be stubborn about the existence of God in your life. When you deny Him, it does not remove Him from your life, it only gives Him more opportunity to remake you as you need to be to serve Him. Remember He is the potter and we are but His clay.

Each of us has specific things in our lives that we ignore not wanting to deal with it, or face the truth. Our self-imposed ignorance costs us greatly. Reflect today on things you need to be flexible on. When your position is rooted in pride, not truth, you are being stubborn. Jesus recognized there would be time that we must leave people to the consequences of their own stubbornness. Mark 6:7-11 "And if a village won't welcome you or listen to you, shake off its dust from your feet as you leave. It is a sign that you have abandoned that village to its fate." I think this ties in directly to the book I am reading on setting boundaries for your adult children. Time to shake the dust from my feet and move on.


Joy and Abundance,
Laurie

"Pride leads to arguments; those who take advice are wise." Proverbs 13:10

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