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08 May 2009

Black Mane
Contemporary Art Horse Equine Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace
16 x 20 inches
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"Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you." Mark 11:25

Hard to get a grip and swallow on this one. If you have anything against ANYONE....forgive. How often in your mind does the image of someone pop in and immediately you associate a negative connotation? It happens for me. I am often indignant over a reaction or a happening and the association with that person clings to their image in the "file" in my brain. To forgive is suppose to be to forget...but do we? Do we forget? Obviously I do not or that file would be deleted in my memory.

Then I have to reclaim lessons from my Grandmother and Mother. LOOK for the good in every one. Celebrate the best of what is inside that person. You may have to keep repeating that exercise, but eventually you can change your negative reaction to a positive one. I have to go through the whole exercise in my head. God created that person. At one time in the beginning, they began life just as I a tiny baby. God gave gifts to that person as well and life stepped in and things happened in their upbringing and past that I have no knowledge of. What I do have is the person today and it is obvious they seek the same thing I do in life, acceptance and love from others.

If God can love me no matter what fouled up thing I do, I must learn to forgive and love others as well. The act of forgiving is good for all. Connecting through His love brings healing emotionally and physically. It will alter that "file" in your brain or even delete it. In its place will be a positive thought and a pleasant connection.

Friend... forgive someone today and release them to the blessings of God's love.

Here is Grandpa (Ben, Terry's dad) and baby Lauren this week.

In love I embrace you...


Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

1 comment:

Nancy and the fatties said...

What a cutey Laurie!

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