Friday, April 18, 2008

God Leads a Pretty Sheltered Life

This is copied from a blog I read everyday and really makes me cry.

At the end of time, billions of people were scattered on a great plain before God’s throne. Some of the groups near the front talked heatedly – not with cringing shame before God’s throne, but with embittered belligerence.
"How can God judge us? How can He know about suffering?” snapped a brunette, jerking back a sleeve to reveal a tattooed number from a Nazi concentration camp. “We endured terror, beatings, torture, and death!”
In another group, a black man lowered his collar. “What about this?” he demanded, showing the rope burns. “Lynched for no crime but being black! We’ve suffocated in slave ships, been wrenched from loved ones, and toiled ‘til only death gave release.”
Hundreds of such groups were visible across the plain. Each had a complaint against God for the evil and suffering He permitted in His world. How lucky God was, they all seemed to agree, able to live in heaven where all is sweetness and light, without weeping, fear hunger or hatred. Indeed, what does God know about man? What does He know about being forced to endure the trials of life? After all, God leads pretty sheltered life.
So each group sent out a leader, chosen because he had suffered the most. There was a Jew, a black, an untouchable from India, a person who was illegitimate, a person from Hiroshima and others who had tasted life’s bitterest dregs. At last they were ready to present their case. It was rather simple: Before God would be qualified to be their judge; He must endure what they had endured.
Their decision was that God should be sentenced to live on earth as a man. But because He was God, they set certain safeguards to be sure He would not use His divine powers to help himself.
  • Let Him be a Jew.
  • Let the legitimacy of His birth be questioned.
  • Let Him champion a cause so just, but so radical, it brings upon Him the hate, condemnation and destructive attacks of political and religious authorities.
  • Let Him be indicted on false charges, tried before a prejudiced jury and convicted by a cowardly judge.
  • Let Him see what it is to be terribly alone and completely abandoned by every living being.
  • Let Him be tortured and … let Him die.
  • And let His death be humiliating; let it take place beside common criminals, while He is jeered at, mocked, and spit on.
As each leader announced his portion of the sentence, loud murmurs of approval went up from the great throng of people. But suddenly, after the last one had finished pronouncing sentence, there was a long silence. No one uttered another word. No one moved. For suddenly, all recognized the stark reality; God had already served his sentence.
[Author unknown]


This remind me of something happen to me yesterday and few months ago while some people talking bad to me while I do nothing.
I am really sad and a little bit angry while I know that. But I always belive there's a choice of everything. We can choose to be back angry and negative or we can choose to be forget it and thinking about good things.
I know I win. :)

You know why?
Because He had feel what I feel even worse and He had win before me. What I need to do is JUST follow. I don't need to open the door. I just.. follow.

1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

I choose not to think about negativity, gossip, etc... and rather think about His word day and night and God bring back my joy. :)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Love Bird

Wow... what a tired week for me. :)
but here I am again. Finally I got time to post a new product at my blog.
I have a Love Bird Doodle as an add on for WST collab. It's on sale now. So grab it soon. :)

Love Bird Doodle

and here are some pages created with this mini pack. :)

from me:

other product used is: Bugs Tale, Smile in the Garden, and Spanish Garden from Ah! as the background.

and from Joann

really LOVE her creative scene here!! ;)

Have a great day everyone!!


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bugs Tale LOs

I can say I am blown away by the creativities of all my friends with Bugs Tale...
Wow!! And I feel that I want to keep them here... :)
Click to the image if you want to leave love. :)

by Omega021 (Monika)
Fun in the grass

by my3hens (Sarah)
A mothers Dream

by purple_colourz (Jacq)

Isn't it beautitul? :)
Hope these can inspire you!

Have a great day!


Monday, April 14, 2008

Bugs Tale

This element pack were inspired by my daily routine works while I was still teaching kindergarten. Everyday I cut and glue and draw things for my children's art work. sometimes for their absence sheet. It's really addictive. Now I transform it into digital scrapbooking. I wish you love it like I do. :)

Bugs Tale

and here are some LO that me and my friends created with this pack. :)

by me:

by Christine (ScrapTigz)
I really looovee how Christine make a little garden scene at the bottom left... it looks sooo cute! ;)

by Kirsten (kikon)
Look at the Caterpillar with stitches.. how smart!! Hehehehe...
When I was teaching, sometimes I make a hole on my paper doodles and asked them to a put the yarn in and out to teach their fine motoric skill, so this page really reminds me... lol

by Joann
a very smart and creative LO with the circle framing! ;)
I really love to see how everything seems to be flowing down to the bottom.

hope you enjoy it,
have a great day and happy scrapping! :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Arts and your heart

Did any of you ever heard about Albrecht Dürer?
Here is the story.
Once upon a time, there were a poor little family with 2 elder son who has a dream to be an artist. Both of them have a great talent but they don't have money to go to school and learn to be a professional artist. Both of them discuss how can they reach their dream. And finally it cames to a conclusion, one of them will work and the other will go to school and after one success, the other will take his turn and learn. Albrecht then go to school and Albert support his brother in financial.
Years goes by and Albrecht success, he earn money from his works and back to his family. When they gather together at dinner time, Albrecht look at his brother, Albert and says gently... "thank you brother, And now, Albert, blessed brother of mine, now it is your turn. Now you can go to Nuremberg to pursue your dream, and I will take care of you."
Albert look at Albrecht and tears fall down from his eyes... he hold his brother's hand and said... "No, brother. I cannot go to. It is too late for me. Look ... look what four years in the mines have done to my hands! The bones in every finger have been smashed at least once, and lately I have been suffering from arthritis so badly in my right hand that I cannot even hold a glass to return your toast, much less make delicate lines on parchment or canvas with a pen or a brush. No, brother ... for me it is too late."
Albrecht pour all his heart and love for his brother Albert who sacrifice his hands for him in to a piece of art.
the art is called "Praying Hands".

The picture of "Praying Hands" has bless so many people around the world, there's no words, no explanation, but it touch many hearts.

Sometimes there's a time when no words can explain our hearts, no words can express our hope, prayer, our dreams... but art can always express what we feel.
Scrapbooking is not only about capturing our daily memories, but we can also pour our heart into that.
Put your heart into your work of arts and they will tell you a story.

These are 2 of my LOs that describe all my hearts. One with the journaling, one none.

(posted at WST Blog and I think I need to post here, too)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Woof Woof!

I miss my little dog.
This KIT is pretty much inspired by him (he is a teckel) and some other friend's doggie.
We all know that dog is a human best friend. They always love us unconditionally. :)
So here is my 1st doggie doodle..

Woof Woof

I hope you like it. :)

And here is my page with them:

I mix it with Imaginary (the wing and the clouds) and Smile in the Garden (the grass)
paper are from my Your Special Day paper pack freebie (check my last post before this, and it will only available until tomorrow).

And here is from Christine
I really love how she combine the Birdie's cartepilar on top of the page. and the "no cats" sign is really really funny and cute. :)

And now this is a pure friendship page from Joann, about her little beautiful girl and her doggie.. this is such a sweet page. And did you see the cookie bone on the top?? Really so cute. LOL...

AND, another amanda's masterpiece!! Talking about talent?!

I really love how they create these pages... really really love! :)
Aren't they are the sweetest person ever?

And hope you enjoy it too..
Have a great happy happy day!


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Your Special Day

This is basically a birthday KIT for boy and girl.. and I love how it turns. :)
I enjoy drawing them..

Your Special Day

My boy will celebrating his birthday soon.. and to celebrate it I will provide this paper pack for free in 3 days.
This is fit for not only Your Special Day pack but also for my other doodles pack.

So here is it, click to go to download links. :)

Your Special Day Paper Pack (*Link EXPIRED*)

and now it's the time to see the LOs. :)
Here are some LOs that created by me and some friends!

by me:

here I put flower and sun for Smile in the Garden. :)

Clouds from Birdie and Friends, swirls from Decorative Doodles, stump and mushroom from Imaginary.

and here is from Edeline M

Omega021 (Monika)

ScrapTigz (Christine)


Hope you enjoy the element pack and the paper freebie!
Have a great day and happy scrapping!!


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Smile in the Garden

I am so happy that finally I can release this one. :)

Smile in the Garden

I can say that this pack is really what I feel.
I always love sitting and blend with nature and it always makes my heart "smile".
All of the creation seems to be so magical and harmony and sweet... well.. I love that!

And I am more blown away when I see my sweet friends (my CT, but I love to call them my friends instead ;) ) create this for me:

Jacq (purple_colourz)


Christine (ScrapTigz)

Sarah (my3hens)

and of course Anna (jediskha_anna)

and another one by amandaresende

and now I wonder if I should add my own pages after all of them creating such a beautiful pages? LOL..

here's mine anyway.... *shy shy*

I hope you have a great day and smile in your face and also "heart" which is more important than anything!
have a great day!!

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