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30 December 2009

'Three in the Snow' Contemporary Equine Art Horse Daily Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Justus Pace

'Three in the Snow'
18 x 24 inches  Oil on Canvas

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 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2009

The Painting: Three in the Snow started out to be Jade on her horse but when I started applying the chocolate colored paint it truly took on its own life and is no longer what it was originally. Those are really the most unique pieces that take on a strong spirit of their own.

The Thought:  Is this what you want to do for the rest of your life?  Is this all there is?  

Yesterday was movie marathon day as we had rain, sleet and snow. Prepared for the stay at home day, we had bought New York Strip Steaks from Whole foods. Terry grilled the steaks and I made homemade mashed red potatoes, fresh steamed green beans and salted Ciabatta bread. Terry spent the day on his computer and Crystal and I spent it vegging on the couches watching movies.  We started out with The Lake House, then went to Kate and Leopold, then came The Family Man and we finished up with August Rush.   I rarely watch TV and even more rarely movies, so this was  second view of all of these and I truly enjoyed them. 

The thought above was from Family Man.  The 'man' character was a big wall street mover and pusher and an angel gave him a 'Glimpse' of what could have been.  He was in total shock suddenly waking up in New Jersey in a middle class home with a blonde wife and two kids, the youngest in diapers.  It is worth the watch if you didn't see it the first time. A really good Christmas movie.

The main thought is,  are you doing what you want to truly be doing or are you doing what you truly should be doing?  If you could glimpse at your life in a 180 turn, what would it be? Are you living up to your full potential? (and that is NOT meant financial potential, but rather your full gifts God has given you to share with the rest of us?)

When I woke about an hour ago at 4:25, I began my time in prayer knowing as always I fall short of the mark in my own life. I can only refocus and try to do better today and every day forward from here. With the new year coming many of you are preparing that list ...groan, another list.  A list of improvements in you for the new year. Maybe you don't need to improve you, but rather discover the you that is really there. God made you correctly the first time, you don't need to make over His perfection, you probably just need to stop doing it your way and recognize and accept what He put in your life to be used.

Praying for abundance for all,


"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." Galatians 5:22-23.

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