Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Delivered, and free!!

Oh, a very happy and wonderful 2008 for you all!! These are my three words for 2008, "DELIVERED, AND FREE!" and only 1 New Years resolution, believe it or not, and that is to blog regularly! As from today, i am also going to create much more, at least something every day, my schedule is hectic, and my dream to stay at home and create all day is safely stored in my Heavenly Father's storehouse, and i know that when the time is right, He will make it possible, but for now, He wants me out there, and that is where i'll be!

I had some trouble adjusting to my surroundings, and i can only quote Joyce Meyer...
"James 1 teaches us that we should rejoice in difficult situations, knowing that through them, God tests our faith to bring out patience. I find that trials do eventually produce patience, but first they bring all kinds of junk to the surface such as pride, anger, rebellion, self-pity and complaining. We need to face and deal with these ungodly traits before patience can come forth.

The Bible talks about purification, sanctification, sacrifice and suffering. These are not popular words, nevertheless, if we are to be Christlike in character, we must sometimes go through difficult circumstances to learn His ways. I struggled with this process for a long time, but i finally realized that God was not going to do things my way. He placed people and situations in my life that caused me to want to quit this whole process, and he did not want an argument from me. He only wanted to hear: "Yes Lord, Your Will be done!" Amen!

Oh, how fantastic when you get to this point, because it truly sets you free!!!!
Enjoy these pages with me, made them in a class by the ever so talented Wilna Furstenburg, changed them a bit, added some collage effects since that is what i am into at the moment!!

i leave you with this...
James 1:3-4
Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.
But, let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be (people) perfectly and fully developed (with no defects), lacking in nothing

love and many kisses

9 of my friends said...:

happydays525 said...

So glad you left a comment! I had been thinking about you and wondering what was up! =) Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week, thanks for the thoughtful words as well!


FlipFlop Mom said...

Oh I'm TICKLED that you're back.. and with these beautiful layouts!!! You have been REALLY REALLY missed!!!

Jenny said...

Hi Karin - nice to see you back. Love your new look, but the left hand pink coloured side is covering what you've written - not sure if it's just me

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness I am so HAPPY you are back... I have missed you and your creativeness :D Such beautiful goodies you have made...I just LOVE your pages!!
OOOOOH Welcome back x

Anna said...

Hi Daar! Dis jou Gautengeleng Skoonsus. Ek is mal oor die pienk op die blog. Ek kan ongelukkig nie dit lees nie want die goeters aan die linkerkant is te groot, dit overlap. Mooi bly A

Wilna said...

LOVE this Karen!
Ek is ook besig met Battlefield of the mind... ons is so op die selfde page.
Wens ons kon meet koffie drink en kuier.


Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

You will be horrified to know that I haven't made much in the scrapbooking department lately, but my foodblog is up and running and that is really my passion. So if you want to scrap all day, check out my blog for quick recipe ideas....

Tammy said...

You have disappeared again!! How are you?

Simply-Mel said...

Hi Karin,

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I recognise this gorg LO...I have one too...we must have been in Wilna's class last year...are you going this year?