Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want

Wow it's been some time since I last posted! I had been rather stressed out for a few months, without going into much details, I was just overwhelmed with coping with various responsibilities and demands and was worrying so much I was losing sleep and hair, lol!

But this period turned out also to be one of spiritual blessing. I had to turn to God to seek Him on direction, decisions, and for sustaining me. And over the last few months, I found that I 'heard' Him speak to me personally and specifically, through sermons, sharings, readings, quiet time, so many times. It is just so wonderful to know that my Lord knows me intimately, is looking over me, Deut 32:11,
like an eagle that stirs up its nest
and hovers over its young,
that spreads its wings to catch them
and carries them on its pinions.

Just to share some of the encouragement I received

Ezekiel 34: 25-31 – God’s Promise
'I will make a covenant of peace with them and rid the land of wild beasts so that they may live in the desert and sleep in the forests in safety........ Then they will know that I, the LORD their God, am with them and that they, the house of Israel, are my people, declares the Sovereign LORD....'

I know He will make a way for me!


1 Thess 5:16-18
Be joyful always. Pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Yes I see, Lord!

Romans 12:12
Be Joyful in hope, patient in afflication, faithful in prayer. Yes Lord! 

Deut 11:13-14 (MSG)
From now on if you listen obediently to the commandments that I am commanding you today, love God, your God, and serve him with everything you have within you, he'll take charge of sending the rain at the right time...

If you are also going through a rough time, may you be blessed to know that He will take charge of sending the rain at the right time, our part is only to trust and obey!

And scrapping was my way of giving myself a break - the half or an hour every few days I could spend scrapping was always a wonderful time and I go to bed smiling those nights, :)
Here are more layouts from our first few nights in Hakodate, Hokkaido


And we did get a fantastic chance to visit the newest resort hotel in Singapore, up to it's Sky Park (53 stories up there) where we swam in the infinity pool overlooking the city (including where I work!) Here's the layout I made.

This template is now available as a set in the store HERE

45 comments:

  1. thank you so much for sharing - both your wonderful template and what helped you get through your difficult times

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  2. It is AWESOME that our God is big and so faithful... I see a little of the coming kingdom when I read of other believers like you, half-way around our globe, worshiping, serving, and loving our LORD! Thank you for the good words and the template was just an added bonus!

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [28 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. Dearest Yin,

    Thank you for sharing those verses; it was what God needed me to read to calm my anxious heart. Thanks for sharing.

    (If you end up with 2 posts from me - I tried to post something else, but blogger said it was having problems.)

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  5. AnonymousJuly 28, 2010

    Thank you for sharing what God gave you. "He'll take charge of sending the rain at the right time..." I will keep this words in my heart! Just startet scrapping, and I love your templates. Will try to make a photobook, so this blog gives me a huge insiration!Thank you!
    Hug from Norway

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  6. We serve an amazing God. Thanks for sharing your heart. Thanks for the template too!

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  7. Thanks for the blessing!
    And the template. You are one of few that actually scrap with more than one pic per page, and that's how I like to do it!

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  8. AnonymousJuly 28, 2010

    Thank you for the verses, it's just what I needed to hear today. I'm more excited to read what you posted than the layout (but I'll take the great freebie anyway HA).

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  9. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Thank Yin! We are going through a really tough time, and your scripture and freebie template really cheered me up!

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  11. Th♥nks for sharing your wonderful work!

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  12. Thank you for the great template

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  13. Thank-you so much for the scripture verses. It can be very hard to trust completely in God and His timing....but I am slowly learning. We have a wonderful Saviour who is so patient with us.

    Thank-you also for the wonderful template. I use your templates on just about all my layouts. When you take a lot of pictures like I do ...your templates are perfect.

    Thank-you again and may the Lord bless you.

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  14. Thank you for sharing your personal spiritual experiences! This template will be posted on our Freebie Page at Persnickety Prints!

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  15. Thank you for sharing your testimony and the template. God does love you, will always guide you, and lift you up.

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  16. AnonymousJuly 29, 2010

    The Lord is good and will guide us when we ask for His help. Thank you for sharing your great templates.

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  17. Thanks for sharing! I love your Templates

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  18. Thank you so much for this fantastic template!

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  19. Love all the verses..Isn't it amazing how God's Word is THE answer, no matter your race, your nationality, or what language you speak?

    Just a small glimpse of what heaven is going to look like..a whole bunch of us, hanging out together, praising God for His love.

    Thanks for the freebie..you are a blessing to so many!!

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  20. AnonymousJuly 29, 2010

    Thanks!

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  21. Thank you for the post most of all. And the freebie was nice too. Love your work!

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  22. Thank you ever so much for yet another fabulous template :)

    I just loved your post, sometimes music can be a solace when you're stressed, I know I've got lyrics from my favourite songs displayed round the place which help me.

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  23. Thank you for your template. Your pages are beautiful!

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  24. AnonymousJuly 30, 2010

    Thanks for the template and for sharing the scripture.

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  25. AnonymousJuly 30, 2010

    Thank you for posting the verses and being ad encourager! Our God id so awesome and he carries us during those hard times! :)

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  26. I am with you, I have been losing sleep and HAIR, seriously. I am in a serious crisis and definitely, God has not let go of my hands since day 1. He is love and His goodness is infinite. I am taking comfort in His promises and reading the Bible is a sure way to know them.
    Thanks for sharing these verses. I will take note. :)
    God bless you, Yin!

    ~an avid fan =)

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  27. thank you so much, it's so true, God is good, bless you

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  28. I have just this very moment discovered your blog! I am originally from Singapore, but have lived in England and now the US for the past almost 30 years. Thank you for sharing. Love your layouts.

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  29. God is Awesome and he loves us...
    I just used one of your templates tonight and thought I'd share. Thank you for the inspiration.

    http://naranjostwm.blogspot.com/2010/08/vacation-bible-schools-in-july.html

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  30. Love your design and thank you for sharing.

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  31. It's been a while my friend for us both. But I am glad to see that your templates and layouts are still stunning. The boys must really be getting big now.

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  32. Than you so much! love it!

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  33. I just started doing digital scrapbooking and am finding that i enjoy it so much more than the regular kind. Your templates and layouts you are sharing with everyone are so wonderful. I'm so inspired! I know i will do much better pages because of your example. Thank you thank you thank you from Utah! I wish i knew you better!

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  34. I came accross your blog by chance .... All the way from France, many thanks !!

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  35. Your templates are my favorites. I think you must be like me... you take lots of pictures of the same event and then want to scrap all of them. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  36. Thanks for sharing this great template.

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  37. Great template, many thanks

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  38. Th♥nks so much for sharing with us!!!

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  39. Hello, I just found out your blog and I love the way you scrap your vacations pictures ! This gives me lots of inspirations to scrap my own vacations pictures. I've downloaded some of yours 12*24 templates, and I hope I'll be able to make something as nice as you out of it !

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  40. Thank you for a fabulous template!

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  41. Thank you for the wonderful template!

    And thank you for all the encouraging scriptures. I'm so glad to hear that your stressful period is over.

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