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05 September 2011

Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace, Waiting and watching or Living Life Today...

Mountain Pony
10 x 10 inches  Oil on Canvas
Rich earth tones, buttery paint and a palette knife created this unique horse painting by Laurie Pace.

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Answered Prayers

Would you believe it is 58 degrees outside? Terry and I debated if we could chose just rain or cooler temps what would it be...and we both said rain.  God didn't agree so He sent cooler temperatures. It was the perfect morning for an early walk.

When cold fronts come through the sky is very blue. His gentle touch of wispy clouds gave the feeling of lightness  as they floated in the early morning sky.  Within in hours we saw a hurricane to our eastern state and knew a cold front was coming our way. It meant no rain for us, but we will enjoy the cool mornings this week.  We watched as the rain disappeared off the radar...only 70 miles from us...close but not close enough.  But this, this Lord is a gift of great magnitude, from 117 degrees to 58. Only in Texas. (I know it does it in the desert too!)

The Crepe Myrtles are still blooming and even this morning their leaves are brighter in color and the entire tree looks less stressed.  Terry watered backyard trees twice yesterday. With this Crepe Myrtle it is at the end of its cycle of blooms. We might have another few weeks of color and then the trees are suppose to take over presenting their fall colors.  

With our drought, most have  dropped their leaves already and the rest will not have color due to a dry summer.  Summer is not my favorite season. I find myself remembering past moments of September and cool fronts pushing in so those Indian Summer Days of over 100 degrees will be 'suffered' through by thoughts of the next cool front reaching us.

 After our walk, Paddy ran to the back fence. This is his job, he is on watch, waiting... and waiting. Is that not what we do in life? We wait and watch. We wait for the next big thing to happen in our lives, be it graduation from high school or college, the perfect wedding day, the arrival of the first baby, etc.  We wait for tomorrow because of why? We watch life go by.  Do we miss out of some important things while we are waiting?  While anticipation and preparation are important in our lives, they have their place; but waiting for things to change or get better is not making use of what God has given us for this moment and this day. What fullness can you bring to this hour right now today?

Lord help me remember that this day is your day, and I am your child. You will show me the way for this day.  Tomorrow is yet to be and what it will hold I am not to see. My eyes must be on you in the present moment. You will take care of tomorrow and prepare the way.

“What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.” 2 Timothy 1:13-14 NIV

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