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17 July 2011

Contemporary Horse Paintings Crowing the Hill by Texas Artist Laurie Pace Mirada Fine Art

Crowning the Hill
4 ft by 4 ft  Oil on Canvas

Contact Steve at Mirada to purchase this GORGEOUS painting. It rages with energy and dimensionally thick paint and needs a huge wall at 4 ft by 4 ft. 
 IF you contact him through this blog he will provide special pricing for you. My show runs through the end of July at Mirada Fine Art in Denver.

Click here to email Steve at Mirada Fine Art for Crowning the Hill from the blog.
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The Show at Mirada Fine Art, Denver.

Summer Memories

I have been reading the book Anxious for Nothing by John MacArthur. It seems to be the book of travel as it was in my bags from our last trip a week ago.  Something stuck in just the first chapter, a conversation the author created between Sherlock Homes and Dr Watson.   Holmes is telling Watson he sees things but does not observe things.  They are in a room they have been in many times together. Holmes asks Watson how many times he has climbed the stairs to the room... Watson can only say many times, but not a specific number. Then Holmes asks him how many steps he climbs each time. Watson of course has no idea.  Holmes points out to him that he has 'seen' the stairs but not 'observed the stairs'.

Are you thinking about that now?  We all go through life seeing things, but are we really SEEING things?  Are we observing and taking in everything that is there?  Maybe it's like seeing a glass of cold chocolate milk... or seeing it, lifting it to your lips and consciously drinking it.  Close your eyes. Can you take a long deep breath and image that hot summer day and the taste of the deep chocolate mom stirred in your milk...and the fresh tingle of cold as you swallow/gulp it down not stopping and enjoying the taste, the feel and the sensation of the milk?  Quite a bit different than just seeing the glass of milk on the counter.

Last night I was sitting on the couch and an anxious thought of worry hit me and I heard my inner voice shout NO.  I looked around the room at my Mom sitting in her chair, Terry across the room in the massage chair, the fan clicking overhead, Gracie dog sprawled across the floor... mom's angels all over the den... and then I realized I forgot about the worry thing.

Is it really possible when you are consumed by worry or a situation that you can divert your attention and stop and observe the hand of God around you? I believe then you will feel the arms of God around you and a peace you have not had in a long time.

When I work early this morning, the first sensation I had was the cotton sheet gently blowing over my body from the fan in the room.  I laid there as I began my morning prayers totally aware of the sensation of the fluttering sheet and how relaxed I was. Terry was still sleeping and I laid there quietly for about an hour or more before I got up to shower. 

Write me and let me know what you begin to observe in your life today. STOP and look around and really take in what is there. God is good.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” Romans 1:16 NIV

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