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07 February 2009

No. 49 Energy Red Series
Contemporary Palette Knife Art Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

SOLD 2/08/2009

30 x 30 x 3/4 inch Oil overlays on Acrylic
Contact me to purchase. Laurie

"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1

Looking Forward to Date Night

Well Terry asked me out on a date for tonight. We are going to go to the boat show. I have always dreamed of living on a huge sailboat...NOT...but maybe enjoying one with sides at least. We have two English Dart 18 ft Racing Catamarans. When I hit fifty I told him I needed a boat with sides. We are in no position to buy one right now, but I absolutely love looking at them.
So we have tickets to the Dallas Boat Show! I might wrangle dinner out as well, but with it being flu season... I may think twice.

My mom and brother were both hit by the flu bad this week. Mom is almost recovered. My younger brother had it hit as he flew into Houston last Sunday night. I try to keep this house bacteria and virus free because of Stacey and her pregnancy. We are hoping maybe the baby will arrive next week and we need everyone healthy.

Terry's dad looks forward to holding his great-granddaughter before she gets fingerprints all over her... gotta be colds allowed. Little "Gayle" is anxious to meet her great-grandfather. ("Gayle" is the nickname Ben has given Lauren... he has been waiting for a little girl in the family for 58 years... she is the first... and she is the "Gayle" he has been waiting for!)

So many things to look FORWARD to ... date night and a grand-daughter.

When you think about the old miners working underground in the dark of the earth, holding their lanterns up to light their way...they truly never knew what was ahead of them as they walked through the mine shafts. Pressing forward and straining with their eyes to see what was ahead, they were never sure what was beyond the light from the lamp. They knew to only look forward to emerging into the daylight on top of the earth.

In life none of us truly knows what lies ahead for us. We should always be prepared with knowledge and gathering wisdom to deal with the many obstacles and dangers. Even with prayer we truly never know what lies beyond our "light". We continue to look forward to what is ahead in our lives. Many of us wear those fabulous rose colored glasses to see things better. I can't help but wonder what Mary thought when she knew she was carrying Jesus, the Son of God. She knew not what future was ahead for her special child but committed Jesus into the hands of God to fulfill the purpose of His promise. Did Jesus sense as a child that He was "special"?

The same is true for all of us as children of God. We do not know what lies ahead for us anymore than Mary knew about life for Jesus. We do know that if we stay committed to God and follow His light, we keep our hope of eternal life with Him in heaven. I believe as well that I will keep my rose colored glasses on. I like seeing the best in everyone and everything as I journey forward.

What lies ahead in your day today?
Pray it forward with Joyful Abundance,

"For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness." Psalm 18:28

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