Disney Dreams and the Test by Texas Artist Laurie Pace


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Disney Dreams

 by Laurie Pace - Private Collection. 

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“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about..” Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore.

The Painting

Her favorite place is Disney. It was a fun week adventure exploring this large painting. Her favorite dress with a cute curtesy and a smile was brought to life on the canvas. The haze of the background gives way to dreams at night before you fall asleep.  Forever young.  Grandchildren are a blessing and our future.

The Story

The sermon Robert Morris (from Gateway Church) shared with us today touched us both.   The Verse at the bottom of this blog...Revelations 2:10 was woven through out his words. After two days of my writing about predators in our midst, I am ready to turn to the the true power surrounding us and protecting us.  

All through His word we are commanded to follow Him. We are currently being tested and confronted with changes never seen before in our lifetimes. Close to 69 years here on this journey on earth, the past two years are a fraction in my lifetime.  The past two years in my five year old grandson is just slightly less than half of his life.  I ache for my grandchildren who are missing their childhoods. In the same moment I am sure God is right there with me feeling this loss. As the grandparents, we remain steady with our faith and trusting that God is walking with us and before us.

We must not listen to the 'talking heads' on the news or social media. The words of that prophet or dreamer are not filled with fact or truth. The Lord YOUR God is testing us to find our where our loyalty and love are invested... here on earth or with Him?  He wants us to love him with all our heart and soul.  

Deuteronomy 13:1-5  If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder,  and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.  It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.  That prophet or dreamer must be put to death for inciting rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery. That prophet or dreamer tried to turn you from the way the Lord your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you."

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." Revelations 2:10


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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