'Gentle Woman' Modern Equine Art Daily Horse Oil Painting Commission by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Gentle Woman'
24 x 24  Oil on Canvas


Contact me to commission something for your home. Laurie

 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2009

The Painting:  She asked me to paint something special and this is not quite done, but enough to share it with you.   http://www.spiritandsong.com/compositions/1529  This is one of the songs I listened to as I began to paint "Gentle Woman".  Her nephew is also a classical Pianist and he has some inspiring music that he has written and performed on this link.  http://derekremes.com/?page_id=4  When I do commission paintings I like to listen to the music that is the favorite of the collector wanting the painting.   She made it easy....

The Thought:  God guides us to different doors to open in our lives at different times of life.  Sometimes we open the door and sometimes we don't.  More often I think we don't.  We tend to want to control our own destiny.  What we have to begin to accept is God does not guide us where He cannot provide for us.  So next time that door seems to be slightly ajar, even though you think NO, I don't think so... maybe you should step over the threshold and trust. Trust in Him to provide.

As children growing up we would have run a muck if we did things our way. I was blessed to have controlling parents that made sure things were done their way.  My Dad especially was the stickler for my way or the highway.   What they did was provide the best they knew and gave us their unconditional love.  God is no different.  He knows the path for each of us. It is not always the easiest path, but it is our path.  He will provide what we need as proceed in life.  We have to trust.

Our youngest daughter still has not caught on to this yet.  At 17 she is still in the ME-ME age.  What can you do for ME???  When I start to worry and really get twisted from the verbal battle, I have to let go and let God.  She is actually old enough to take her choice of doors and find what is there for her life.  Terry and I can only stand back in love as she braves the adult world.

What ever door you stand before today, do not be afraid.  He is on the other side and He is going to walk with you when you open the door and enter in. You may be pleasantly surprised by the joy that you find in the journey and you will be surrounded by His power and love.


"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever." Philippians 4:19-20