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21 November 2010

Rocky Mountain High, Abstract Painting, Horse Oil Painting, Equine Art by Contemporary Texas Artist Laurie Justus Pace

'Rocky Mountain High'
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As we were driving back yesterday from St Louis to home, I was so tired I drifted off to sleep several times lulled by the motion and speed of the car.  The trip was pretty nice, but we started out early at six in the morning with our first destination STARBUCKS in a small town about an hour and a half down the road. We had decided that was breakfast as we each had a Starbuck OATMEAL and Terry had a mocha Grande.  The we were off into some pretty thick fog for the next two hours and the temps were still just above freezing.
As we crossed the Oklahoma border suddenly it was 64 degrees outside and cloudy.  Lunch was at Braums in some small OK town. We had to stop because the roads were so choppy and bumpy it set off our ESP for four wheel tracking in rainy conditions. I am not sure if the roads are worse in OK or AR. 
When we were trying to exit off Hwy 69 to the Indian Nation Turnpike to head southeast to cross the OK/TX border, there was road work that forced us two miles PAST the turnpike just to detour us over a bridge and back heading north to use a different entrance ramp.  Talk about feeling out of control... I did. And there was nothing I could do about it. Terry was driving and even he could not have done anything in the thick traffic except follow the detour signs.
It was a nine hour trip home, and after unpacking the car, I uploaded the new ILIFE on my computer. I pray this was not a mistake. I will know in a few days I am sure. Photoshop CS5 is HORRIBLE.  It locks up and is just about unusable.  I am counting on ILIFE to work.... but again I have no control over this, only over how I react to it.
Life reminds me in a way of being in  God's car. He is driving and He and ONLY He knows the route we have to take for my life.  I can bellow out my opinions all day long; make suggestions to turn right or left, but He is simply not going to go a particular direction because I have asked Him to go that way.  Sometimes I think He says, "Okay, we will try your route."  Usually that means several u-turns, and an occasional dead-end.  I can just imagine Him smiling at me with a gentle wink and turning the car back around heading in a different direction.  Meanwhile I have been so busy trying to force navigate I have missed many beautiful sights and happenings along the way. 
My suggestion to you today is to sit back, trust Him to 'drive' for awhile and open your eyes to what is around you.
“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.”- Psalm 95:1-2

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