Oil, 24 x 30 inch, Run With Horses © St Germain
(my own painting)
This rock (or even bunker) is a place of destiny,
purpose and provision.
Holds the keys to one’s life, purpose for which
one was born,
as well as a hide out, or safe place.
This sky, rife with revelation
where windows of opportunities appear.
This is a place where wild horses run to.
Not yet domesticated to man’s rules and commands.
Always found horses to have something regal. They have
a personality, as an owner quickly discovers.
Horses are known for their speed.
While panting this, the latter came to mind, and is Jeremiah’s talk
– a prophet (Jeremiah chap 12) with God
in which he asks why the ways of the wicked had prospered.
Why … why….?
God answers him, “If you have run with footmen and they
have tired you out,
then how can you compete with horses?”
Then goes on to say that the whole land has been made desolate,
because “no man lays it to heart” (no one cares about it),
and finishes with, “after I have uprooted them, I will again
have compassion on them and bring each one to his inheritance…”
Something happened while I was painting this in Laguna Niquel
for an audience, that gave this painting even more meaning.
There are always new people, so I did not pay much attention
when I saw a man in the audience I had not seen before,
who had traveled more than 5 hours to be there.
In the next weeks I gathered the back story
why he was so taken with this
painting. He had expressed that “everything in
this painting spoke to him.” He had had
a tough year behind him (something to do
with recovering from addictions). Needless to say
he had a special connection with horses.
A few weeks later his wife contacted us,
to buy a print of this painting for his birthday.
It is humbling to have heard this painting helped
someone come out the mud of his situation and set
him in the freedom and love of God he was looking for.
A reality check: it took me three weeks of sketching,
before I could paint these horses. But it was worth it!
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We passed this building – I liked the tower.
The wall does not look lie it fits. Because of
the high bushes have no idea what kind of building is.
One Word Sunday: odd, Makro-Tex- February
Granted, I am half a year too early, but I felt like blue flowers this week –
the state flower of Texas, bluebonnets. But the park we saw these little blue beauties was 5 minutes from our previous house in Mid-California.
FOTD. Garden Affair, Travel Tue., Floral Fri Foto
Sipping on my cup of coffee at Peet’s Coffee patio,
I jolted into the reality of the moment that
I did not need looking for a reflection, I saw one right
in front of me – yay!
And friendly skies from the Californian forest where I lived before.
MONDAY – Our World * Weekly Smile * FOTD *
TUESDAY – Tue Scribbles * Travel Tue * Makro-Tex *
Garden Affair * PhotoAWeek *
WEDNESDAY – Wordless Wednesday *
THURSDAY – Thankful Thurs.* Sky Watch *
FRIDAY – Fri Bliss * Weekend Reflection *
SUNDAY – One Word Sun * Sun’s Best *