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26 May 2010

"Special Moments Together" Equine Art Horse Daily Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Special Moments Together'
12 x 12  Oil on Canvas
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  © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2010

The Painting: Just a small painting, 12 x 12 but deep with thought in the eyes of each horse.

The Thought:  The journey of the day is often a test of our spiritual health more than the actual physical happenings.   In a single blink or small action we literally change our path despite our destination.  Our goal is there, but life ever changing continues to happen and our lives are affected by others around us that we cannot control.  

Missing a turn on the road, or misplacing your cell phone, or leaving your wallet behind at a restaurant....simple things change our journey in just seconds.    Rick Warren says, "The way you see your life shapes your life. How you define life determines your destiny. Your perspective will influence how you invest your time, spend your money, use your talents, and value your relationships." 

If you had to describe your life right now what image or metaphor comes to mind? I have heard some people say their life is like a circus.  Others mention the ups and downs of a roller coaster. What you do in life expresses your view of life. Your car defines you, your clothes define you... and your values shapes your priorities and goals.   Competitive people race through life as if it is a competition or a marathon.  These folks value endurance.  The fun loving people may view life as a party so their main objective would be to have fun.  I am a creative person and I look at the world as a blank canvas every morning, just itching to get my paints out.  I value open creativity.

What is your personal view of life? Is it based on a metaphor like those above? Each of us have a purpose in life and we are motivated by the purpose.  The most important thing to acknowledge is the purpose in life to know God and to love God because you are  a pleasure for Him. Through out the bible you will find metaphors used to describe how God view's life.  Life is a trust Life is a test. Life is a temporary assignment.  God designed us to be made for eternity. In Corinthians, Paul describes as as servants of Christ and we are entrusted with God's mysteries.

Terry has always said he is just passing through this life and we really never own anything.  We are but trustees of what is here on earth as we journey through.  Once we are given this trust ,we must prove ourselves to be faithful.  This is part of the testing.   Money can be a trust and a test.  Having children is a trust and a test. 

Life is Temporary... a temporary assignment. Anyone disagree with the use of temporary?   We are here on earth as caretakers and we must honor those expectations.

I had an early note after this posted from a friend:

"No, not caretakers.  Purpose of life is to learn what we are and put that Truth into practice, expressing what we are (God's creation, image and likeness).  It is active, not passive."  Very Good Point!  Thank you.


"Blessed are those who persevere under trial, because when they have stood the test, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12)

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