'Innisfree Brilliant Sunset'
18 X 27 Oil on Canvas
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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2009
The Painting: This is my first color pull of this year complimenting the pulls from 2007. Make me an offer if you like it! Don't be shy. Laurie
The Thought: The gift of Hospitality. My birthday dinner was at my mom's. She by far has one of the strongest gifts of hospitality I have ever known. The table setting was incredible with her 60 year old china and crystal... and the food was mouth-watering... and she made it all herself to bring her family together on my birthday. She told me a story of my dad returning home from the army base the day after I was born. His birthday is the day after my birthday. He had to fly into St Louis. He held me in his arms and said, "This is by far the best birthday present I could have wished for."
My mother is gifted with the best of the women of the north and the ladies of the south. She is blessed with the best of her European family as well. Everything in her being reflects the love of family and of friends be it through all her giving emotionally or physically. In everything she does, she does it two hundred percent and with a graciousness rarely seen in this day.
I was honored on my birthday by her love, touched by her tenderness, feed by her meal, warmed by her hospitality and graced by the fact that God landed me in the best family ever.
Give thanks for your family today.
“And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.” Ephesians 1:9-10