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19 August 2011

Cat Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

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Herding Cats    

This boot hangs on one of our trees in the backyard. It was left by the prior owner. Some days I absolutely love where we live...and then desperation hits of missing my family.  Usually if I am outside I am smiling as I love the peace and serenity of living here.  God wants us to find that same serenity in finding our home with Him.  Why is it so hard for us?

I had an email from artist Sharon Hodges. She was trying to console me as I am putting together a book for the Artists of Texas and our show this fall. Instructions were simple, Send me....

1. FIVE 300 dpi images at 9 inches 
2. One bio picture 300 DPI at 3 inches 
3. Bio of 400 words or less in WORD    

In pure frustration I only saw maybe 10% of the artists follow my directions. The rest became a battle day after day....and last night I hit the wall. Sharon was trying to console me.... as she mentioned dealing with these artists is like herding cats.  I laughed...truly laughed till I cried.  I love Sharon.  

I am almost positive God feels the same way about us.  He tries to guard and guide us in the right ways and we are as independent as those cats Sharon is referring to.  God stands right where He is and waits for us as we scamper off in all the different directions we go... and when we get lost, He shows up suddenly to take us back home with Him.

His instructions are simple as well for us, do you follow them?

"He answered: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"  Luke 10:27

Simple Abundance to you...

 "The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever."   Psalm 23

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