Friday, January 11, 2008

Quiet morning.

This page here is one that HENK send me for the 2008 challenge. I love Henk. Knowing him makes me cool. He and his fabulous wife Monika have been friends of Jaku and mine for years and years. And then he emails me out of the blue with a few fabulous pages! And among them this page. I mean, how incredible cool is that? I so wish he would open an online gallery (on scrap in style- winkwink) and then he can be my protege. Snort. (as if he need it). Thanks Henk. And now you are probably going to KILL me for doing this. Cause he is not into stuff like this, he is just the cool of cool. I am telling you.

so, now that you know how cool I am, (because of my friends) I just want to mention how awesome morning I am having. I have been putting together a playlist of my favorite love songs for the Valentine blog and it's been so amazing... taking me back years and years of favorites. I am really traveling back in time. Remembering our favorite songs from 16 years ago. Stuff that I have even forgotten. It makes me love him more. Don't you want to let me know what is your favorite love song? Just leave me a comment.
It's snowing outside. And tomorrow we are going to IKEA in Edmonton. Jumping up and down. I got a wide format printer and now I need a table for it. I know, excuses, excuses. Any excuse going to IKEA is good enough for me. Thank you. Amen.

Then I have on my heart to write this to someone who desperately needs to hear it today: You have been saying in your heart that God is not interested in you. That God has given up on you. That God has been overlooking you. well, I have good news for you. Psalm 11 says 7 God's business is putting things right; he loves getting the lines straight, Setting us straight. Once we're standing tall, we can look him straight in the eye. and Psalm 36 says 5-6 God's love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largeness
nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks. God is waiting for you to say yes to him. To grasp His out stretched hand. To just love Him again just for who He is... and not for what He can do for you. Be encouraged. I hope that this brings you hope.

Love
Wilna
x

7 comments :

paula clare said...

Hi Wilna! WAY COOL page from Henk...wow. I LOVE his freestyle layout!

My favorite love songs have to do with God's love not mine for my hubby...but I think God's love is the true model, yes? The songs are: The Love of God by Rich Mullins and Love Song by Third Day. Both fab. Both bring tears to my eyes...both remind me that Love is unconditional and unending!

Stephanie said...

Hi Wilna...I just joined the class...can you let me know what to do next??

Love,
Stephanie Ackerman
www.homegrownhospitality.typepad.com

Caro said...

Hoo Boy!

Henk is an artist that needs to show off his work!
How about a scholarship, to your valentine class, so we can see the other side of valentines day???

Fave love song?
"She" in Nottinghill / "One" by U2 / "Beautiful" / "God loves me, just the way I am" Hillsong kids/ "'O Holy Night" by Josh, etc. etc.

(Pardon the lack of artists' names, it's my weak point).
Now I'm off to the LURVE blog...

me again said...

I opened this page full and wow - the detail... Amazing work Henk. loved the "hakiesdraad". Wish I could read the journaling though... but yes, I also know that journaling is personal. Have an awesome day. :-)

jacki janse van rensburg said...

i'm sitting here. i cannot breathe! tears are streaming down my face! i'm shaking! GOD used you today to talk to me. those words were meant for me! thank you! thank you for acting apon the urge that you felt in your heart.

and i think henk's page is absolutely AWESOME! is he in SA? i'd love to meet him and see his work. experience the detail. photos never do justice to the real thing. he is an inspired artist! thank you for sharing him with us. i feel so enriched from being here today.

Heather said...

Such wonderful words to be reminded of Wilna! Thanks so much for sharing your heart. And I'm excited about your class too...it's been forever since I have taken anything and your so inspire me and I can't wait to see what you have come up with. :)

Kimberly White said...

Love that page from Henk! Wow!
Hope you have fun in Edmonton - I'm sure you will if you're going to IKEA! Thanks for always shining!
Kim