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22 June 2010

Hot Summer Night Abstract Equine Art Horse Oil Painting by Texas Horse Artist Laurie Pace

36 x 36  Oil on Canvas
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  © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2010

The Painting: The buyer loved In the Heat of the Night... so I took it a bit further with more paint but the same concept of many many layers... first acrylic and then the oil layering. Each piece stands on its own for beauty and energy and that is praise to Him and the Holy Spirit that moves in me and to the canvas.

The Thought:  I heard from a reader yesterday that my message on Father's Day touched her heart.  If my writing does that to just one reader, than God is working.  I found out over 110,000 new visitors have been to my blog.  That is huge to my brain that the concept of the internet even works...nonetheless reaching so many folks I do not even know. Thank you for writing.

Choosing the right path has tugged at my heart the past two days.  I have written many times about our choices are usually not His choices and we take off in our own direction most of the time, ignoring what God might have ready for us.  Psalm One is quick to remind us to choose the right path in life. 

How do we know what is right? Looking around us and listening to the news media, so many upper trusted company officials have not chosen wisely. They took a path that led them to gaining in wealth while others lost their money.  We are retired from American Airlines, but we knew that all the management were getting huge bonuses while our pay was cut, our vacations were cut and our benefits were cut...but theirs were not. They received more of everything.  Look at the banking industry and the stock market industry and how many men literally bilked money out of innocent investors?

What is the right path in our day and time in this nation?  What is important? Is it the business, the money making, the prestige, the charisma etc or is it the substance, the virtue, the character or the achievement of man?   What were our original roots in the founding of our nation? Simplicity and thriftiness took my grandparents through the depression. They sure didn't have credit cards. Honesty and integrity meant something then. Good ethics meant good business. What happened to the caring integrity of people?  Taking care of each other and helping each other. 

How many people does it take for you to step on to get to where you have chosen to go on your path? Are you a user and an abuser or a giver and a server? Do you throw stick and stones along the way?

The path to prosperity (and I don't mean money) and happiness is pretty simple.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  How you treat others is how you will be treated.

Choose your path, but remember that golden rule or you will be traveling a path exposed without your integrity and your virtue.  

May God lead you in your quest...remember He is watching everything you do and knows everything you say before you even utter the words. He knows your heart and who you are.

Psalm 1
 "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners
  or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.   He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Not so the wicked!
  They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
 nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
 but the way of the wicked will perish."

1 comment:

Stacy said...


Oh my word, we are kindred spirits! I was reading this post and I wrote something similar a year or two ago. However, yours is much more articulate and spiritual. lol! Your paintings are beautiful, and your subject matter is perfect (I had a horse when I was in high school and miss her very much!)

I will definitely be following you and your work. I'm in Texas now, too. In Burleson. It is God's country, no doubt! I'm so glad to meet you!

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