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02 May 2009

Elements of Surprise
Contemporary Western Art Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

18 x 24 inches OIL on Canvas
SOLD From the Blog, Thank you!

"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to you, O Lord,
my rock and my redeemer." Psalm 19:14

Here is a slide show with close ups of the painting.

Have you ever heard someone say, "Wishful thinking!"? I know today I was out in the garden cutting roses. I had high hopes of collecting a vase full for the weekend. That was literally wishful thinking. I found two roses, one yellow one from our Orphan Rose that belonged to Terry's mom, and one red one from my JFK rose bush. I also cruised by the peach tree and last year we had hoped to have a few peaches but it was newly planted... wishful thinking...ahah, this year that tree is loaded with peaches.

I do have wishful thinking when it comes to adult children making it on their own. Hasn't happened with all of them yet. Also have wishful thinking that we can stay in our healing house for a long time and that I would love to get a new car by next year.

So is wishful thinking a type of hope we focus on in our lives? Actually wishful thinking anticipates something which has not happened before. Hope is seeing everything positive when so much might be wrong around you. Paul writes about hope in the bible. He recognizes the world as it is filled with pain and tragedy. That is part of reality and you have to acknowledge that fact. He declares that true hope can only come from a realistic view of the world, and this view is only possible through our faith in God. Our faith gives us hope. Our hope sees the activity of God all around us. Hebrews 11:1 tells us faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Our hope lies in God. Our wishful thinking does not. Only God can fulfill our needs.

Here are slides of my kitchen patio garden.

May God breathe through you the inspiration for positive life, wholeness and health. May He bless you with abundance and blessings. Hope lies in Him.


And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6

1 comment:

gerri said...

Love your blog..I am also an artist and
currently learning how to use a computer at the fine ol age of fiftyone;}

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