Horse 87 Filly on the Run Contemporary Horse Paintings

Horse 87 Filly on the Run ©Laurie Pace 2014

Horse 87 Filly on the Run ©Laurie Pace 2014

The excitement has to be building somewhere in your life. If you are not celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or other things, you have to at least have some holiday spirit rubbing off.  The malls are incredibly packed so we are staying away from those stores... making basic stops at Whole Foods when they open at seven each morning.  Less coughers and sick people out sharing their merries. Most of you get a holiday for sure.   My husband was a mechanic with American Airlines... he worked ALL holidays.  All these years we had Christmas Eve together and we had a late Christmas Day dinner.   With him retired almost every day is a holiday... we are home together and we celebrate the joy of the coming day every morning.  

The cooler weather is crisp and sunny again, although rain is in the forecast today. Makes you want to take a walk or enjoy being outside.  That is what inspired this Filly on the Run painting. Going to the Fletchers Ranch and shooting images of the horses at dawn with the sun rising in the east... the light fog off the ground and the horses stirring out of the barn. Once the sun is up full you can capture wonderful shots of them playing together in the pasture. Can't say I ever saw the cows playing, but the horses do!  What do you enjoy doing when it is sunny crisp and cold?

If you have not picked up a Bible lately, you might want to do it now. Turn to Luke. He really captures the Christmas Story.  In the first verses : 

"Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,  just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.  With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,  so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught."   Luke 1:1-4    

We know that Luke was a learned man and a physician.  We do not know who Theophilus is that he seems to be writing to. I found a few explanations here.   I will share some verses of the Christmas story from today forward.  Prepare your heart. 

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