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27 June 2010

Tide Coming In Abstract Contemporary Ocean Seaside Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Justus Pace

'Tide Coming In
9 x 12  Oil on Canvas

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   © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2010

The Painting: Thick palette knife oils that frame up pretty nice for that special niche that needs color.

The Thought:  Don't shoot a hole in the boat.  

I truly do not know where that came from.  Sometimes I refer to a hole in the boat and if you can't tell me where it is, the boat will go under with both of us on it.  That is usually the speech saved for the child that has done something wrong and won't admit it.  The unconditional love thing that we both go down in the boat together, or we work it out together.

I try to convince them it would be so much better if they told me where the hole was in the boat so I can help them repair it... then we get to keep sailing along in life. 

The obvious thing is we often shoot the hole in our boot all by ourselves.  Sometimes we cannot imagine things going right so we basically sabotage ourselves from finding happiness or success.  Again that is us limiting ourselves, not God.  He made each of us perfect to do what was in His plan.  We developed our own agenda's that started the conflict.  For some reason we often do not feel deserving of good things in our life. 

Stop that right now.  You are deserving of happiness and good things. You are deserving of not being stressed out, of having abundance around you and enjoying life. Get out of the way and quite hiding the hole in the boat. It has to be fixed or you will go under.  You actually have happiness right now if you learn to be content with what is in your life instead of focusing on what is missing in your life.  

God is good, all the time God is good.


"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

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