'Horse of Strength'
18 x 24 Oil on Canvas
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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2009
The Painting: Another series thick Acrylic Painting that I absolutely loved painting. There is so much power in the paint and the spiritual side of this piece...it jumps off the wall at you.
The Thought: Yesterday I travel with my mom to visit my Dad. I avoided the major freeways and we drove up through a direct street going north and took a risk and took off down another road just taking a guess to go east. We missed it one road too soon but veered off to the north and picked up the right road and traveled through some gorgeous Texas countryside. Serious horse farms, hall bales and wonderful old farm houses just bursting with grazing cattle and gardens still producing for winter.
I told my mom with all our travels each year from Dallas to St Louis, several times a year... I always wanted to take off down one of those obscure roads that seem to just jut off into nowhere...but you know in your mind they all go somewhere.
We did that this morning, stepping out in faith and going by natural feel of direction... and we enjoyed the journey seeing new things. The time did not change but by a few moments from our backtrack of 2 miles... but we enjoyed it so much we came back home that way and found it only to be 62 miles in length. Along the way I saw a few more roads I would LOVE to explore informing her I had enough of my meds to go about three days, was she ready... and she laughed a hearty laugh. Crystal was a bit panicked in the backseat. We stayed steady on the course and the drive home was a breeze.
All in all it was a good day and I guess I want my friend in PA to know that and to say THANK YOU again. It was a kind suggestion that I reorder my life and begin to live it fully again. This is a day I will not forget... a relaxed time with my mom and my youngest daughter and a terrific lunch with my dad.
May I suggest that you take a turn today and try out a new road you have not been down before?
God is good, and good is God...this is the third Sunday in Advent and there are new things ahead for you, if you have the faith to accept them. Open your hands and your heart to heaven, and be ready to receive what God has for you.
"Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy." --John 16:20