Sunday, April 01, 2012

The Names of God

Wow I just realised it's been so long since I last posted. Well, LIFE happens :) ! We had maneuvered a home move within the last few weeks and then only just had our high speed internet connected this week, so go figure! :) It has been a hectic time, but we can't believe how it all came together so easily and smoothly, and we are settling down wonderfully too. The move brings us closer to the boys' schools and cuts down significant travelling time, and we are also praying it will be a good move for us real estate-wise. More photos to come later!


In our church we have embarked on a study of The Names of God. It has been wonderful to learn the context of each Name in the Bible, and to bless His Name and to call upon His Name as we go about daily living and find Him so faithful!

Proverbs 18:10

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; 
   the righteous run to it and are safe.



In Exodus 6 God announced to Moses that His name is Jehovah, that is, 1) God who performs what He had promised, 2) God who perfects what He had begun, finishing His good work. (extracted from Matthew Henry's commentary), and went on in Exodus 6:7 to declare:

Exodus 6:7
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
7 I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.


This verse really spoke to me, for we have experienced and know that He has taken my family for Himself, to be His people, that He is our God, and we know that He is the Lord our God, who delivers us. And I really wanted to make this verse a reminder and testament to His Goodness in our lives.

Remember I had a canvas work art done previously of Micah 6:8? We brought it along and it has taken its place in our new home, see below. (Notice my Project Life album in the bottom right compartment, and my photobooks in the the bottom left compartment of our new Ikea EXPEDIT shelving unit :P  )(please excuse the yet unpacked bags of scrapbooking stationery and stuff!)

  I have decided to make a new canvas word art featuring Exodus 6:7, this time in a longer horizontal dimension, to fit our dining display area. This is what I've come up with. What do you think?  I've done it at 40" by 8", but need to find out if the canvas printing company can even do this size. I'm liking it a lot now, not sure if I'll change it up or add more colors. Dark brown, sand, and white is our new color scheme now.


Anyways I've saved the word art to a size that will fit on your 12x12 layout in case you'd like to use it. The fonts I've used are Tiza, Papyrus, Viner Hand ITC, Bosshole and Tempus Sans ITC. Download it Here.


Scrapbooking-wise, I have finally completed the last few layouts for our 2011 Album, and will be setting it up in Shutterfly awaiting the next Discount coupon :)
Here's a layout to mark our trip to Beijing in Dec 11, a separate Beijing Album will be made later.
And here's CNY family photos from Feb 11, more than a year ago!
We made a trip (been many years since our last one) to our URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) that had  models showcasing Singapore as it is now and the plans for the near future. Fascinating to see our country landscape so quickly change over the years.
And here's dh and I enjoying a truly lovely time at the Dreams & Reality exhibition, which is an exhibit of art pieces all the way from D'Orsay Museum in Paris - WOW.
For Project Life, here are my Feb layouts. Still having a good and easy time putting them together.
And because I have the daily photos captured in the digital layout, I only print out a few photos from each month that I really want to highlight or have special memories to document. These are my PL physical pages from February. (As I don't have a photo printer, I send them to be printed about once a month - March's are just being sent for printing now)
I like that I can put in some paper memorabilia, like I tucked the receipt of our dinner bill behind the photo above (bottom left).
  and like this paper  'sculpture' J made at his creative art class ...
If you look carefully you'd see that I got dh to help journal some of the cards, his are the ones where he stuck on the photos at an angle, strangely I like them straight for the physical PL pages, but hey, it's GREAT that he will join in our PL, I will love them any way they come :)  My next goal is to get the boys' thots on some of these cards! All of the Feb physical pages was completed in one afternoon under two hours - I love it!

And finally here's a simple 12X12 layout I made to capture a Shakespeare in the Park performance dh and I caught last year on date night. We studied Macbeth as our O'Levels Literature text as teenagers and it was such a thrill to sit on picnic mats on the Fort Canning lawn and watch it come alive again in this modern interpretation (with all original Shakespeare dialogue). Shakespeare can still be so enjoyable!
This is now available as part of Template Pack 7 in the store. Thanks for your interest!

12 comments:

  1. Thank you! So glad you are getting settled in! Love your layouts! :)

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  2. WOW! A house move!! Can't wait to see the photos of your new place.

    Thank you for posting the scripture. It truly spoke to me about a possible move for my family as well. Change is tough. God is good.

    Love the PL project...looks a lot like mine. ;)

    Hugs!

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  3. I've missed you! Glad you are back. Whew, a house move though.. I don't envy you, but it sounds like it was a very good thing. Your pages, as always, are wonderful!

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  4. Hi Yin! I was just thinking about you, and here you have a new post. :) How exciting that you've moved closer to the boys' schools! I can't wait to see photos. I loved how you redesigned the living space in your old place. The canvases look/will look great!

    I'm impressed with you getting your PL pages done so quickly. I'm working on Week 7 right now, and feel very behind (I'm doing a 2-page spread for each week). I think next year, I might decide to do fortnights like you're doing. I don't know, though... it's been hard to narrow down the photos, and putting two weeks together would be even harder. ha! :)

    Well, enough rambling! So happy to see your new post (I love the verses), and thank you for the template!

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  5. Now I can stop stalking your page multiple times a day just in case you've posted. Congrats on the new place! Can't wait to see pictures! I'm hoping to get my niece's 2nd year album done before the next Shutterfly coupon.

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  6. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 8 post on Apr. 02, 2012. Thanks again.

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  7. I can't wait to have my own laptop/pc to use so that I can scrap once again. Thanks again for the freebie.

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  8. Always good to see your posts. We have an awesome mighty God. What a great study that will be. Thanks for sharing the Exodus verse and the template. Anticipating a move ourselves as we seek God's direction in perhaps doing church planting. Scary but exciting! Thanks again.

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  9. I've been out of the loop for so long Yin but I'm finding my way back to scrapping!! WEEE. I've been missing you and have spent quite a bit of time this week catching up on all the posts I've missed from you over the last 7 or 8 months.

    Sounds like you have some exciting things going on! Looking forward to more posts coming from you and can't wait to get in your shop and pick up some of those goodies.

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  10. I love reading your thoughts on Scripture. Your Micah art inspired me to make some of my own. Thanks for the template too. Yours are some of my favorites! Happy Easter!

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  11. Thanks for the pic of your beautiful Micah 6:8 art! I am a lawyer and had been wanting to do one but had forgotten about it...just picked up a Living Social deal for a $29 16x20 canvas; going to design one for my new office :).

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  12. Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration you provide to encourage us to capture the memories and through this the many blessings we are all have.

    Your templates are great and I do so appreciate them.

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