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04 January 2009

no. 5 Thoughts
Contemporary Art Daily Painting Figurative by Laurie Justus Pace
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12 x 16 x 2 inches Acrylic on Canvas
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Sunday morning has arrived. Yesterday I traveled with my brother Kirk and my Mom up to Bonham to see Dad at the VA Home. We left Dallas after a stop at Starbucks where Kirk had a REDEYE?? and I had one of their normally yummie bowls of oatmeal. This time it was disappointing and very runny. I didn't waste but one remark because I knew a good lunch was ahead!

Dad didn't recognize me at all when we arrived. He was sitting in the lobby with several other patients watching television. We were debating between walking the mall in Sherman TX about 25 miles east, or going up to Denison to the new Main Street Arts District. I was glad when my brother turned northeast to Denison. The town wasn't what I remembered but I could see that the downtown area had undergone a transformation and indeed was filled with several galleries and shops. Kirk chose one shop to park in front of and in we went to the Pat Waymon Gallery. It is a nice cozy gallery with adequate space to step back and view work and not be distracted by everything around you. I was doubly surprised to see she had an International Fine Art School established and the school was truly top quality. I would recommend to anyone they would enjoy their stay. She has a posted listing of classes on the site somewhere and you will recognize some of the names, Xiang Zhang, Donna Howell-Sickles, Michael Windberg etc. take a look.

We enjoyed lunch there in Denison and then returned to Bonham to tuck Dad back in at the home. There seems to be a thicker veil covering his memory and his personality. He is not as jovial and seems to be retreating more to a silent existence. I truly miss that smile, because I knew as long as I could see that and hear him chuckle, all was good. I must turn my heart totally to TRUST God right now.

In the bible God told Noah to build a boat in the middle of a desert. I can only imagine the folks living around him decided him to be certifiable and had there been mental institutions, Noah would have been locked up in one. If I was asked to do it, I would want to wait to check out the weather report at five tonight before I went to Home Depot for wood and nails.

Noah didn't need the weather report, he only need his simple trust in God to follow what was asked of him. Noah served God. Noah knew that serving God with blind faith that he was going in the right direction to salvation. There is joy in serving Him. Don't wait for the next weather report, sit right now and think what you could do for God today. I don't think you need to build an ark, but I do think He is waiting and watching to see what you will do.


THIS IS THE FIRST PUBLISHED PICTURE OF TINK!
Can you see her? God is good.


Joy and Abundance,

Laurie

"And the Lord said, "I will completely wipe out this human race that I have created. Yes, I am sorry I ever made them. But Noah found favor with the Lord." Genesis 6:7-8

"Look! I am about to cover the earth with a flood that will destroy every living thing. Everything on earth will die! But I solemnly swear to keep you safe in the boat, with your wife and your sons and their wives." Genesis 6: 17-18

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