Thursday, March 21, 2013

Confidence in Him... Words of my Heart, by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”  Jeremiah 17:7-8

This is our last night here on Golden Pond.  I shot this sunset a few nights ago.  It was cloudy last night, so I am posting it this morning.  Mixed emotions as good friends have come to say goodbye and Terry reminds them it is not goodbye it is 'see you soon'.  God has opened a new door for us and while I am still hesitant about it, Lord, I am ready. 

There are not trees where we are going, or large lakes outside the back door. There is not clear dark skies at night filled with billions of stars. There is not the deep silence for sleep and rest that fills our every evening. There are not the sounds of birds greeting the sunrise or the deep throated call of the frogs announced sunset. There are not turtles amassing on the logs in the water, or ducks flying overhead with snow white crains.  

What there is ... is pure trust in my Father. That is greater than all before my eyes here.  My Father is my never ending stream that will nourish me in any drought or hard time.  It is through His eyes I will see our new home with thankfulness and delight.  Our four year old granddaughter will be across the street and she will be our sunrise and our sunset.  She is ever so close to her Bampa and is really excited he will be there to play with her.  We will miss the sounds of the birds singing, but in it's place will be her chatting voice and hundreds of questions each day.  I am sure the sounds of airplanes and trains will catch our attention at times but our trust is rooted in the Lord. He will bring peace to our hearts no matter where we are planted.

I try this day as we finish up packing to focus on Him and stay rooted in the moments He has given us this day.

Keep our family in prayer over the next few days as we make this move back to a busy world from the quiet calm of the beauty around us. 

   Words of my Heart,  Laurie Pace
    A Texas Artist

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Please Tell that is not you laughing God... Words of my heart by Texas artist Laurie Justus Pace

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-3

So much change in our household and I continue to lean on the Lord and my dear husband. Was knocked off my feet the past few days with low potassium and magnesium levels causing many things, the worse is my heart arrhythmia returning. 

I felt so helpless and despaired quite a bit yesterday as Terry braved through his third day of packing and me not helping.  When I am like this only resting and drinking lots of carrot juice or coconut water helps and upping my supplements of Potassium and Magnesium.  Actually God helps the most.  He always KNOWS right where my mind is. He always knows I need to slow down and stop controlling things. He always knows what is best and all the things I am in despair about will work their way out. 

So as we continue preparing for the move I do believe we are all on the same page... no more moves.  Please tell me that is not you laughing God....

Words of my Heart, Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist

Friday, March 15, 2013

Bursting into Bloom, Words of my Heart by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

It will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God.  Isaiah 35:2

I noticed this morning the first bulbs out a few weeks ago were just about done blooming.   I know with the move to the new house I will be planting more bulbs to break the days of winter next February.  It is a sign of hope and new growth as spring has arrived in East Texas. 

Words of my Heart, Texas Artist - Laurie Pace

Monday, March 11, 2013

Blessings to You from Words of the Heart, a Texas Artist Laurie Pace

May God give you... For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile, For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, 
A faithful friend to share, For every sigh, a sweet song, 
And an answer for each prayer.

Word of the Heart to share.... by Laurie Pace