'Rain in the East'
20 x 20 Oil on Canvas
Private collection Ohio
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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2010
The Painting: A play on color values of blues and turquoise. Then add fun fillies to the mix and you have Rain in the East. It was a rainy morning yesterday and that inspired this painting.
The Thought: Appearances are deceiving. I was surprised to hear a friend of almost 18 years say something that surprised me to the point of thinking "what'? Relationships always seem to require a give and take on both parties. If balances are not maintained then the relationship fails. Time and experience is what normally strengthens relationships. The more time thrown into the mix, the stronger the feelings... feelings of love or feelings of distrust. Time proves all with people in our lives.
Terry and I have to reflect and pray about something in our lives over the next 24 hours. It is something that affects the rest of our lives and is important. Yesterday was nothing short of chaos...definitely not of God or it would not reflect the continual shifting and changing in so many uneasy directions. We are afraid of failing not only ourselves but those that we cherish and love. While we would give to our last breath, there are those who would not...those are the ME people..."what's in it for me?"
I feel selfish right now, but I believe we are about at that point. We simply want some time to live life and enjoy it... to find a sense of less stress and simply our lives. If you have the answer, email me... I would love to hear it. I have to turn back to what a good friend pointed out last year to me... let it all go. Let Him do it. In His Time. Actually how about HIS IN TIME ... the acronym HIT... it's definitely a HIT... His In Time. He is never late.
“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,”- 1 Peter 3:15