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21 July 2010

Balanced Nude Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

24 x 30  Oil on Canvas

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We have been visiting our daughter, son-in-law and our cherished grand-daughter for the past few days.  I had a melt down last weekend that required a break from routine, so we had an invite and we came.

It has been so enjoyable reconnecting with her. She calls Terry BAMPA just as Jon called him and I have heard her utter OMA one time.  We were in the Justin Outlet store in Justin TX and Terry was looking at boots.  I was chasing Tink around the store.  She topped in front of those mirrors on the floor where you check out how good the boots look on your feet... and she plopped down to talk to the "baby" in the mirror.  Then she was up and running.  By the time I caught her, she was grinning.  She looked at me and said "Where's Bampa?"

So we had to go on a hunt to find Bampa.  We found him going through the belts still. She spotted him across the store.  "There's Bampa!"  

We continued on our journey to Cabellas to pick up some binoculars for me to scout out the birds.  It is a huge store filled with everything known to nature and to man to hunt nature and its creatures.  We had Tink in her red wagon to pull her around the store.  She was quite content with her seating and her mug of water... and as we pulled her into the store we were greeted with "Where's Jesus?" Terry and I just looked at each other.

Terry headed to find some other things he needed for cleaning his guns and I tooled her around the store in her red wagon. We passed the "big Mountain where they had stuffed real animals...deer, elk, buffalo etc.  Her eyes were so big.  We then crossed over the wooden bridge and she saw all the waterfalls and another big moose.  We strolled through the fishing area and discovered the Aquarium.  We were just going through the doors surrounded by the huge aquariums filled with GIANT fish and she says...."There's Jesus."  The child was memorized by all the live fishing swimming in large circles. Their dance in the water was beautiful.

I debated this one and decided it had to come from either "Cherub" a tv series she watches, or from just hearing stories of Jesus feeding fish to the five thousand. Some how she saw the water and saw the fish and thought of Jesus.

When you get going this morning ask yourself, "Where's God?"  Then see how many times you can answer that during the day.


But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”- 1 John 1:7
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Grammie Jan said...

I sit here with goose-bumps from reading about Lauren and "Where's Jesus" and "There's Jesus." That is evidence how easily children, even those as young as Lauren, absorb everything around them, so we need to be careful as to what we expose our children.
I will always regret that I did not follow MY heart and take my children to church and Sunday School.

Painting Tips and Tricks said...

The woman in the painting looks great! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel

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