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18 July 2009

'The River' Landscape River Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

'The River'

16 x 20 inches
Oil on Canvas

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The Painting: This was a landscape from four years ago. It has such a peaceful feeling to it I wanted to share it. The river is placid and quiet, the Texas sun is hot. The trees are full of leaves but thirsty for water, and in the distance, the grass is yellow and light from burn and the drought. Holbein Duo Oils are the paint, and canvas is from

The Thought: What is the cost of anxiety? How does it crawl into your life every day and how does it affect you? I decided anxiety was an energy sucker, or a life sucker. It seems to pull from every part of your life and your soul. When you are trying hard to do something in a positive motion, it is anxiety that pulls you away splitting up your day. We seem to live partly in the now and partly in the 'what if' of tomorrow.

Someone wise told me that worry is not a disease, but it is the cause of disease. Did worry and anxiety ever solve anything in your lifetime? Fretting about the 'what ifs' is futile. Live for today and let go and let God. Abram had to do it... you can do it too. Abram had no son to inherit his land and carry on his name. He was old... he could not grasp that God could and would change this from happening. He finally let go and let God. It was when God showed him the heavens filled with stars telling him his descendants would be too many to count, just like the stars, that Abram believed. His faith made him right with the Lord.

Have faith not worry. Let your Father care for you.


"After these things happened, the Lord spoke his word to Abram in a vision: "Abram, don't be afraid. I will defend you, and I will give you a great reward." Genesis 15:1

1 comment:

Grammie Jan said...

OH LAURIE! This painting is absolutley gorgeous and so full of peace.
Love you,

Laurie Justus Pace Contemporary Texas Artist


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