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26 May 2011

The Baptism Watercolor by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

The Baptism
10 x 14 plus a beautiful custom Gold Frame. Pictures available upon request.

Original Painting Now Available
 It is framed in a beautiful Gold frame from the Dutch Art Gallery and is available to purchase for the first time. I kept this piece in my personal collection for the past 12 years.  It only had 20 signed prints made of it over the years. It is a beautiful watercolor based on 
 Matthew 3:11 "I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry; he will baptize you with the Holy spirit and with fire." 

 © Laurie Pace  Graphics One Design 1998-2011
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Counting to 10

Sometimes I wonder why we don't talk about counting to 10 more often.  As the wedding draws near this weekend I am watching those I love begin to battle and second guess themselves and the carefully laid plans. I almost lost it this morning. I should have remembered to count to 10.  I did not.  I stopped doing what I was doing and looked up and said 'WHY are you worrying about this? You are borrowing trouble and there is NOTHING we can do about it right now."  Obviously that was not what the person wanted to hear as they went off on a loud commanding tirade of words. Maybe just counting to 10 would have given slight reflection time for both of us.

There are so many low priority things in life that we tend to over-react to. WHY do we do this? No one is dying, no one is hurt...but we cling to our principles and our ways demanding to be heard like it is life or death.

The past years I have truly gained insight in reflecting before speaking.  When I want to pop off on a subject I stop and examine if this is indeed the right time to bring it up. 95% of the time I table it and revisit it at a better time.  Ten years ago I would have never done this. Now I do it all the time.  Weigh the words before they are spoken.  Count to ten and then weigh the words.


“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” - John 3:17


Vernita Bridges Hoyt said...

Good post! Beautiful painting. :)

Kelly said...

This is my favorite so far! What a beautiful piece depicting our fathers hands receiving the Holy Spirit!

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