Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Western Lake
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
On sale at the
Blue Giraffe
Watercolor, Florida

I am home from the beach, come on in and sit a while! Though I am home in body my mind can be found traveling down my favorite road known as 30A. To those of you who have traveled 30A you know what a magical place it is. To those who have not ventured down 30A, it is a road that connects several unique beach communities that inspire you to dream and discover life to the fullest. It is the road that leads you home and beckons you back the minute you leave. This painting is a very familiar site on 30A. It is Western Lake located between Watercolor and Grayton beach communities. I love this painting. When I look at those big tall pines I find it amazing that they still stand so big and strong. They have weathered so many storms. What you can't see is on the other side of those trees is the ocean. And as breathtakingly beautiful as it may be, it has a dark side as well. The view comes with a price. The winds, the waves, the hurricanes, the salt air all take their toll on beaches and vegetation. These trees have survived the day in and day out of living on ocean front property, but not without paying a price. Though they stand tall and brave their trunks are thin and their leaves are few.  Like the trees on the beach, we encounter storms of different magnitudes. When we go it alone it takes a toll on our bodies and more times than not, it takes a toll on our hearts. Oh we try to stand big and tall and pretend that we have it all together, but after a while it is obvious that we are tired and unable to travel a hard road alone. The truth is if you have Jesus you don't ever have to do anything alone!       fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10. I Love Love Love that!! Fear Not! why? Because He is with you! He will strengthen you!! He will Help you!! He will uphold you!!!! No matter what your circumstances He's got it! What more could you possibly need?....Nothing. 

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