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22 October 2009

'Purple Horse' Equine Art Horse Oil Daily Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Purple Horse'

18 x 27 Oil on Canvas

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The Painting:  I think it was the mood of purple that hazed over me as I started painting this black horse.  I didn't use much black.  I didn't think I like it and then I truly did like it as it developed it's very own cool personality.

The Thought: It was a day yesterday of taking one step forward and two steps backwards.  I always anticipate Wednesdays to be a wash as I teach piano and guitar in the afternoon.  The day began calmly as I put in 45 minutes on the Wii...and then had breakfast with the daughter.  It went slowly downhill the next 30 minutes and then crashed a few times in the next hour.  A rainy day made traffic a nightmare at the school...ah but we were two minutes early and missed it all!  I was thanking God and singing on the way home until my cell phone rang and the daughter announced she did not have her name tag.   If it had not been raining I would have told her to walk home to get it...but I took pity and spent 25 more minutes retrieving it and taking it back up to the school, fighting the late buses and frantic parents in the pouring rain. 

Did I mention the locks on my Passat won't work because she has slammed the doors so many times?  Or that her backpack tears and rips up the leather in the cars?  Add in the earlier request to bring me dirty towels as I was washing towels this morning and then I find four wet towels on the floor....
It was after ten before I started my painting day... hence the purple horse.  It totally represented my purple mood.

God loves us each unconditionally. We are the ones that put limits on things.  We need to love each other as God loves us.  Love those that mistreat you. Love those that are grumpy. Love those that leave wet towels on the floor.  Love those that slam doors. Love others unconditionally...with out complaining. Caught you there...hard to do it with out complaining too.

Forgiveness is not always an easy thing.  It is hard to let go of hurt feelings or disappointments from others and from ourselves.  We have to allow God to flow through us as we resolve our inner conflicts and let go of the anger.   Forgive and move on with life.  Otherwise you will be STUCK.

Only through God can you experience the power of this love where you can find true peace.  This peace overcomes all conflict causing growth in otherwise stagnate conditions.  This peace will bring compassion in place of anger.

God is with you and with me in every situation and in every moment. Only as we allow forgiveness into our heart and spirit will we find peace.

Who do you need to forgive today?


"When he saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven you." Luke 5:20

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