Monday, August 21, 2006

Love is patient, love is kind ...

Hey all, I've been totally neglecting you guys. Now I'm No. 47 or something on the digi blogs. Man. I'm like M.C. Hammer or something.
I had a really slammin post ready for you, but with the help of a friend I realized I was being a bit spiteful.
I want so much to succeed in whatever I do, yet I feel like I'm trying to catch up.
Maybe some of you know what I mean, sometimes it seems like there is always someone better and that makes me jealous.
I don't want to be envious of other's talents, but I can't help myself. I'm so competitive.
It's because I'm a sinful human being.
I try not to be, but it doesn't matter, the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
And whenever I am vengeful or spiteful, the Holy Spirit never lets me get away with it. The feelings of guilt are there right away. I repent and then go back and do it again.
Sometimes, I want to be vengeful and spiteful. Sometimes I kind of like it.
Paul also talked of these troubles, of his sinful nature.
So I guess if Paul struggled, who am I to say that I won't?
So, please pray for me today, I need it.

Here's your freebie! It's a sampler from my new kit, The Finer Things. Yes the name is boring. If anyone out there in scrapbookland can think of another name that would be grrrrreaaaaat.
Thanks guys!
Wait for the permanent link to Lucky Bug, too!!


mgc said...

Thank you for sharing. This one is really pretty, but then they all are!
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing.I love it! I will be praying for you.Try not to be so hard on yourself.When we let guilt and shame take over..we aren't getting close to God.We are hiding ourselves from him.Remember he loves you and knows you aren't capable of being perfect.If you could be perfect..why did his Son have to die?

kat said...

Sorry your ratings slipped. Love reading your blog and check it every day. Thanks for the beautiful freebie.

Deb said...

Thank you so much for this freebie! Its really pretty!

Good luck comming out on top of the jealousy! It can eat you alive if you let it, so do let it!! The things you make are really beautiful! Take it to God, and I am sure he will help you!

Anonymous said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know that all of us feel the same way at times. I think it is normal to compare yourself with others. We shouldn't though. Everyone has their unique talents. I love your stuff, but I especially love your humourous refreshing take on life. Your one of the few blogs I check everyday. I feel exactly like you do on your struggles with faith everyday. You know what is right, but how come it is so hard to do right? I guess that is why we should be thankful for God's forgiveness.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful freebie! I'm not sure the name isn't just fine, I mean what's finer then something that looks so comfy and pretty at the same time?! You need to remember we all have our own style and talent that God has given us to use to his glory and when we put it down we put God down too. It can be easier said then done some days, I know, been there many days. Remember your sisters in Christ are praying for you and may He carry you each day.

cindiaskew said...

love the kit. thank u for sharing. it's very pretty. quit beating yourself up. every day is not a perfect day.

nanasdinky said...

I love reading your blog....You have the guts to be honest with everybody...we all struggle day to day...shoot I think I struggle minute to minute...But I just want you to know you arent alone...When I read your blog it makes me feel better about myself knowing Im not the only onme...lolol Boy that was helpful to you wasnt it!!! Here you ask for prayer and I go on and on about my own struggles! Just know that you help me out a lot...and I thank you for it! Not to mention your beautiful kits that you share with us...So please whatever you do, dont quit writing to us...It helps more than you know!

Stephanie said...

Thank you to everyone, you all are so great! I won't quit writing! Thank you again for giving me the boost I needed!!!

GranRobbi said...

Thanks, this is a really nice little freebie, thanks for thinkin of us!

dmook said...

Oh hon, give yourself a break. If designers weren't inherently competitive, we wouldn't have so much beautiful stuff out there to work with - including yours. I know you are a Christian woman, so I also know that you know that we as humans are sinful - there's nothing we can do about it but admit it, and try to be better people. You are a sweetie; don't let anyone make you believe otherwise.

BTW, As always, thanks for the freebie!


plp said...

Reading your blog, once again I have this erie feeling that I am reading about myself. lol

Designing kits is a lot like our walk with God. It is a work in progress. The more time we spend with God the closer we get to Him. The more practice you have with designing, you will just get better and better.

Designing kits, there is always something new to learn, something new to discover.

Stop beating yourself up! You are doing great!

You blog is my favorite as I can relate to it a lot.

Thank you Stephanie for the freebie and for being yourself.

Dean said...

Thanks so much and keep up the fight!

hzgrace said...

(((((Stephanie))))) I think that many of us can relate. Todd Agnew in his song Something Beautiful (Reflections of Something CD) sings so powerfully these lyrics:

"I am struggling to find a way to make myself more attractive to You
I am trying to be more deserving of
the gift you gave to me, so free.

It's funny how all I can be is someone completely ugly and yet when You look at me, You don't see a wretch, You see a reflection of something beautiful.

I am searching for the water that can wash me clean enough to earn Your love
I want to stop all the things that break Your heart, but come so naturally to me, naturally

I can't believe You could fall in love with me"

He is so in love with YOU Stephanie
Have a God kissed night

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