Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How Beautiful

I came across this on Jayme Shepherd's blog and just HAD to post it! What a beautiful way to look at our struggles in life! I hope this blesses someone's day!

A living HouseGod is building you!by C.S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis quote. God's work in our lives can be painful, but His ultimate goal is to transform us into something better.
Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what he is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised.
But presently he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is he up to? The explanation is that he is building quite a different house from the one you thought of — throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards.
You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but he is building up a palace. He intends to come and live in it himself.
C.S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity

some layouts

Whew! So I finally got some scrapping done! I was in a rut there for a bit. I hate it when that happens, but sometimes even though I have the time to scrap, I just don't "feel" like it or have any ideas! I can always find some inspiration on 2 Peas. All three of the LOs I did were inspired from LOs I have saved in my BOS there.

I'm really loving the distressed look of the MME papers lately. Which is good because I think I have like four or five different pads of those MME 180 sheet pads from HL so at least I'm making a "small" dent in those! It's funny how my style and preferences on papers and stuff changes. It's neat to see that when I look back on all my LOs! TFL :)