Discover New Things each Day, Darkness will Pass and the Morning will come. Thoughts from the Studio today.



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Out of the Darkness
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“It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going, because they were holding on to something. That there is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

The Painting

I actually remember the week I painted this colorful horse. There was absolutely no thought to the journey and it came together as I painted... color meeting color and the decision for a black background was risky. It sold just after it reached the gallery. The spirit of a painting is infused with energy through the process as I paint.  The spirit comes through my hand from God.   You can order a print from Fine Art America

The Darkness will Pass and the Morning will come. 
Discover New Things each Day.

In the Bible is John 1:5 "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."  In our lives we will often find ourselves lost in darkness with seemingly no way out. When your eyes become accustomed to the darkness, you discover to be pushed into the light hurts your eyes and you will turn from the light back to the darkness. How do we get 'real' with our journey back to the light?  How do we get real with our journey out of where we are right now today... Covid and government mandates?

When I write a blog, I usually do research in several directions of the name of the painting I share. I was not prepared for this journey right now while awakening to an author I knew years ago in elementary school. So strange she would be popping up sixty years later. She was an author from a poem I just discovered and but only then I knew the name but not the connection.  I had Googled "darkness and light and depression" and it brought discovery of new things.

"Those who believe they believe in God, but without passion in the heart, without anguish of mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, and even at times without despair, believe only in the idea of God, and not in God himself.” Madeleine L’Engle

It was inserted in an article entitled "How to Find Light in the Dark of Depression."  It continued with the words "What if joy is hidden in the folds of sorrow? What if light is found leaking through the curtain of darkness? “It’s when you’re depressed that you need to rely on radical faith,” the young pastor said, “because faith does not require sight. And when you’re depressed, all you see is darkness. So faith is the light in the darkness.”

At this time in our lives we are all tired of the shock and awe in every day. 
 
Turn the television off and shut down your computer. 

Seeking the light and abiding with God is the directive in our home.  My father always encouraged me in life not to give up, even with depression and fear. He pointed out there was only one way out of the darkness of depression and that was to get up and climb out of it, one step at a time allowing God to lead you, support you and strengthen you. With a slow climb your eyes adjust to the light coming out of the darkness.  A Bible verse I refer to often is from Isaiah 30: 15 "... in quietness and trust shall be your strength".  

The search did not end there.... when I goggled her name the first link I grabbed was from The Wesleyanaccent. I high recommend you click through this link and read the entire article. Another new discover... Here is the poem they used from Madelyn:

Consider a few fragments from “Lines Scribbled on an Envelope While Riding the 104 Broadway Bus:”

There is too much pain

I cannot understand

I cannot pray

Here I am

and the ugly man with beery breath beside me reminds me that

it is not my prayers that waken your concern, my Lord;

my prayers, my intercessions are not to ask for your love

for all your lost and lonely ones,

your sick and sinning souls,

but mine, my love, my acceptance of your love.

Your love for the woman sticking her umbrella and her expensive

parcels into my ribs and snarling, “Why don’t you watch where

you’re going?”

Your love for me, too, too tired to look with love,

too tired to look at Love, at you, in every person on the bus.

Expand my love, Lord, so I can help to bear the pain…"

Did you ever read "A Wrinkle in Time"? That was written by Madeline. Did  you know it had several sequel books?  Check out her website.  Discover new things each day. 

"Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. ... 
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; 
on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. 
You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder. 
.... 
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. 
And he will be called  Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,  Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.   
Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. 
He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. 
The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this." Isaiah 9:1-7


Laurie Pace - A Texas Artist 




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Laurie Pace is an international artist with her paintings collected in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, DuBai, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, St Thomas, Romania, Greece, Croatia,  and Ecuador.

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