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28 September 2009

'My Recital Piece' Music Child Playing Piano Painting Art by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'My Recital Piece'

20 x 24  Varnish Overlays on Canvas
Available at The Rare Gallery, Jackson Wyoming. 

Contact me to purchase by check or paypal. Laurie

 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2009

The Painting: When Hollee phoned from the Rare Gallery she requested another music piece. These are done with antique music from a great grandfather. I take various pieces and they are varnished in layers on the canvas.  Over those layers are intermittent layers of acrylics.   These are usually ONLY for galleries.  You may contact me to request one for yourself.  I can do pianos and children, Violins with children, Conductors etc.

The Thought:The old bed is getting old and uncomfortable. I am ready to be well and up and moving. I feel so much better today than yesterday...and yesterday I felt WAY better than the day before.  No other symptoms but fever and lots of that.  Terry thinks I picked up something from my Wednesday Piano students.

I have been rereading the book "Fifty-seven Words That change the Word" by Darrell W Johnson.  It is a journey through the Lord's prayer.  This man is gifted in his insight into our faith; his writings are  to be read and reread as you will pull even more out the second time.  As I was only into the second chapter I realized there were parts that seemed if I had not read them before. I think we glean certain things when we are "just reading" than when we are "studying".  I have decided to go through the book with paper and pen in hand this time.

Here is a small excerpt.  If you think you might enjoy it, order it.  I had an art collector in Canada that sent me this book and one other.  I have enjoyed both of them. This one captures my heart as it presents things that I have never examined before.

Chapter 1, page 11.

"Have you ever observed that the only thing the first disciples of Jesus are recorded to have asked Jesus to teach them is,"Lord, teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1)  There is not record of anyone asking Jesus to teach them to lead, or to counsel or to heal or to cast out demons or to preach. They may have asked him but there is no record of them doing so. Why? Perhaps it is because they could see that Jesus' leading, counseling, healing, casting out, and preaching ministry emerged out of his relationship with his"father." And they could see that the key to that relationship was prayer."

On the back cover of the book it says "Nowhere is Jesus' brilliance more manifest than in the prayer he taught his disciples to pray, the prayer that has come to be known as the 'Lord's Prayer".  A mere fifty-seven words in the oringinal Greek, the Lord's Prayer gathers up all of life and brings it before God in eight stirring meditations.  Darrel Johns shows how the Lord's Prayer sums up the essence of Christian faith and when prayed in faith, draws us into the Triune God's work of transforming the world."

This prayer crosses my lips at least two times a day sometimes many more.  It opens all of my spiritual time with God in the mornings before I lift my head from the bed and it close my day and opens my spiritual time with my Father before I lay myself to sleep. From it I begin my meditation on my own prayers and exchanges with my Father.

I have to add here that I was so touched by the many replies to "Pearls" that I received. Some are so personal I did not want to post them on the blog, but rest assured I gave thanks as I read them all.  Everyday near pearls are there for you to string on your strands in your memory.

May His will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.


"After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen
."  Matthew 6:9-13

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