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06 July 2011

Sunset River Crossing Abstract Horse Painting, The Painted Ponies 2011 by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace

River Crossing at Sunset
Beautiful Available painting of Seven Horses Crossing the River at Sunset.
Abstract Expressionism Horse Painting

Contact Steve at Mirada Fine Art for Pricing.
28 x 42 inches Oil on Canvas
      ©Laurie Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011

Giving It Up

Yesterday I went with my dear friend Vicki to Cooper Leaf Spa in Winnsboro.  We had an afternoon spa package and when I walked out of the door I felt like runny pudding seeking ground.  I was rather excited about going yesterday morning, but had forgotten how wasted one is after the process. Relaxed. Tired. Ready to sleep. Giving up to the therapists and professionals to remold my body back to its natural state.

Started with a pedicure and leg massage, followed by a manicure and arm massage and then an hour of full body massage, reflexology and a head massage.  Somewhere along the line I had to give it up.

I had to give up the tension and empty my rocks out of all of my pockets. Giving it up and allowing someone else to care for you.  It was hard. The therapist kept saying, relax, let it go.  I was pretty tied up from the trip this past weekend and all the painting over the past few months.

There are other things in life I need to "give it up" on.  Some are relationships, some are commitments, and others are 'things' I tied myself to.  I know in my heart and in my head it is time. I have no clue how things are suppose to work out, but I do trust that God has something in mind.  WHY do we yoke ourselves to worry so much?

“Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?’” (Luke 12:22-26, NIV)

Why even at my age is this so hard to do?  I am the one responsible for feeding the worry.  I clothe it too and keep it warm.  It grows under my care.  Why am I doing this?

It is time to give it up... you need to do it too.


“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

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