In Christ, looking up close and personal at who we are as Christians. Painting Flowers Again Soon, Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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The Glass Vase
 by Laurie Pace  

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I believe the drought of summer 2022, has been one of the worst we have experienced in our lifetime. Yesterday, for the first time in two months, temperatures fell below 100 and it rained.  It actually stormed. Terry and I had left the house to travel to Keller Texas, to Bear Creek Running Co. We are planning on walking the dogs as temps drops, and I needed new shoes.  I drove us in BlueBird (My new car) home in strong winds and torrential rains with thunder and lightening. While I wish I had flowers to be worried about, we struggled this summer to water the grass and all of our trees.  We had nine trees but the weather last year took out a 20 yr old red oak. It left a huge vacancy in our back yard. My hope is to break away from these 100 degree and up days. This is far from normal. 

The flowers posted above may become a painting. It is a work up of subject and color on the computer. I fell in love with the softness through out the composition.  Should I paint a small one or a large one?  Would love to hear from you. 

I am alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:5)

I was listening to a book from Chirp written by Joyce Myers about three in the morning a few days ago.  When I went in search of specifically the publication, I could not find it for this writing, but she had a blog on Knowing who I am in Christ .  In the middle of the night as I listened to Joyce, I had not see the blog I tagged.  I remember from her words you are either IN Christ or you are not IN Christ. That weighed heavily in my mind, realizing when those human moments flare with anger or disappointment, I am not in Christ. When I worry about my adult children or their families, I am not in Christ. When I run those 'what ifs' through my head at 3 am, I am not in Christ. When I beat myself up for being unworthy, I am not in Christ.  My list could go on for awhile, but I imagine you get where this is going. Her blog list is a beautiful reminder of why we are in Christ. You might bookmark this page and read it daily.  Did you find you are not living IN CHRIST?

Do you know who you are in Christ? It takes a personal examination of your thoughts and your actions in your life. I pray this gives you insight and comfort at the same time. Let go of everything you can. Live in Christ. It is simple if you let it all go. 

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I have received abundant grace and the gift of righteousness and reign in life through Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).

Laurie Pace - A Texas Artist 


             


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Laurie is an international artist, her paintings are 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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