(I couldn’t keep my thoughts in. This is complete word vomit. You don’t have to read this post if you don’t want to.)

Oh, how I hate the hatred.

(n) hate, hatred: the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action.

I usually don’t pour my heart out to people. Honestly, I don’t even really pour my heart out to the closest people around me. I tend to keep my opinions to myself, but when I feel completely overwhelmed I can’t keep it in anymore.

…so anon emailed me for the second time. I was told to “ask God for forgiveness” because I was a “sinner”. Ummmm? I don’t understand this because I firmly believe that no one can deem right and wrong, except for God (or whatever higher entity one believes in). Reprimanding and pointing a finger at me, in my opinion, is an unwarranted judgment. I believe that negatively judging others is more of a sin than me going about my daily life. However, like I said it is not my place to say what a sin is or is not.

Main point to you and to anyone else who hates on others — Stop judging. Stop name calling. Stop the jealousy. Stop the ignorance. Stop the mocking. Stop the stealing. Stop the fighting. Stop the hate.

Although I’m not as religious as others, I wanted to share what Someone amazing left us with, ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

  • Isn’t it true what religious people say… that God rests in all of our minds and hearts? If that is so, then it would be also true to say to love others… no matter what they look like or what they believe. To those who hate — think about that.
  • “Your neighbor” refers to EVERYONE, sinner or non-sinner. Besides, last time I checked, Jesus hung out with the sinners.

I don’t mean to give a lecture on religious beliefs to everyone; I just wanted to express how I feel about this. I don’t mind these emails… actually it keeps me pretty entertained that someone who doesn’t like to read my blog keeps coming back to it. Must mean that I really am fun and inspirational to read, don’t you think?

Anyway, enough of that. I’m gonna promote LOVE by continuing to blog.

I’ve been staying at my parents’ house for the past couple of days. I haven’t really been productive while I’ve been here. I have just been hanging out and getting to do the things that make me feel relaxed. I wanted to share some random pictures I took.

We went to the nearby dog park. "Hi, I'm Maui. I'm from out of town."

Why dont my friends want to play with the agility stuff?

"Why don't my friends want to play with the agility stuff?"

This bull dog totally cracked me up. It kept coming back to me for scratches.

This bull dog totally cracked me up. It kept coming back to me for scratches.

Wanna play chase with me?!

Dog with pink jacket: "Wanna play chase with me?!" Yes, they did chase each other.

The score for the day -- Maui:5 Jack Russell:2

The score for the day -- Maui:5 Jack Russell:2

Oh, Chrissy! Dont be scared!

Oh, Chrissy! Don't be scared!

Shes looking for some num nums.

She's looking for some "num nums".

He thinks hes a model, so he poses for the camera.

He thinks he's a model, so he poses for the camera.

You cant deny how beautiful I am.

"You can't deny how beautiful I am. Take more photos of me!"

…and the random drawing to the birthday RAK is:

Happy 25th Birthday! Sounds like lots of fun activities planned for it too! Love your layouts and the cute photos of your doggie!!

Congratulations! Please shoot me an email at redoaklines@gmail.com with your address, so I can get a package mailed out to you for playing along.

Also, Lydia, a good blog’n buddy, needs help. She would like me to spread the word. Find out how to help here, and make sure to tell her that I sent you, ok?

Be back soon,




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24 responses to “Hatred.

  1. sean

    gosh…some people are real douchebags. anyways, you’re still the coolest sis-TAR ever even though you’re leaving for Maui on Thursday. Heck, I’m headed in the completely other direction than you heading to Milwaukee. By the way, I just found out that I have a layover in Denver for a couple hours. Now I can say I’ve been to Colorado. HAHAHAHA! Alright, I’ll talk to you later!

    -the brother that’s better than the other brother in all of the street fighter series

  2. gloria

    I personally wanted to tell you that I love your blog and I am very proud of you for voicing what you believe. It’s sad and disappointing how the very people I was taught are part of my so called “religious family” can be so cruel, judgemental, unloving, and everything that God calls us NOT to be. Why can’t some people realize that perhaps writing hate mail is no way to earn any merit in a world that lacks much love.

    On a side note, I love those new pictures of Maui. That bulldog is hilarious. hehehe. See you in a couple of hours! šŸ™‚

  3. I think ‘anon’ needs to look inside herself first before she starts casting judgement upon others. She’s HARDLY being the Christian…

    ā™„ that cloud photo… šŸ™‚

    PS. No, Bryn isn’t going to get braces until the end of June. Today is a dentist appt for Bryn to get some kind of sealer thingy on her teeth & I have to have a “restorative treatment” done on my tooth with the 2 recent root canals. Going shopping & to Cheesecake Factory for dinner should make it all feel better though. You know what I’m sayin’… šŸ™‚

  4. It’s pretty easy to throw stones if you wont even show your face. Don’t let the trolls get to you! There are plenty of us out there who LOVE the work you do and keep coming back to your blog for more! ((((HUGS))))

  5. Oh cool! I love all the doggies’ pictures!!! I hope you are gonna scrap them! Break is always good but don’t take too long! I need your work for inspiration! ;P

  6. Kelly

    I always stop by your blog, but I’ve never really commented. I just wanted to let you know that I think you are doing a great job. Keep up the good work, and don’t let anybody tell you what is right or wrong. Also, those pics are so cute. (:

  7. debbie

    anon really needs to stop this nonsense. people love coming back to see your work. she’s probably just jealous of your accomplishments. cute cat pics. my black cat looks just like yours.

  8. Jana

    Anon needs to stop being Anon if she wants to take you seriously. I mean, come on! Sarah – you rock… don’t let this idiot get you down!

    If she really is a Christian, tell her to check out the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 7:1-12)… where it says “judge not others lest they judge you” and treat others as you wish to be treated. (aka the Golden Rule).

    Keep creating, Pink Sista! We’ve got your back and think you’re original and great.

  9. Marcee

    As a Christian, I am called to love others no matter what and to pray for all. I only express concern out of love, not judgment. It is often those that lead the most “sinful” lives that want to push judgment onto others. My “witness” is in the name of Christ, not anonymous ! Let it roll off your back-this person doesn’t deserve to have the power to make you angry.

    On another note-I LOVE the pic of Maui and his little friend. So CUTE!!


  10. Hello Sarah. Thanks so much for posting about the can/pop tabs. MUCH LOVE to you! šŸ™‚ The deadline is 25th of April. That is when I will need them to me. My son needs to turn them in on the 30th.

    Adorable photos as always and the captions had me laughing. So cute. Dont worry anno. Like I always tell my kids and like my dad told me “LET YOUR HATERS BE YOUR INSPIRATION TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS!”

  11. I swear some people never give up. Can you change your setting to not accept anon post and messages with typepad.

  12. kristin

    UghZ! Like i have told you… remember the people you imspire and ignore the ignorant ones. =)

  13. Oh, Sarah~
    I would say just totally ignore “anon.” and don’t even give them the time of day by posting about them and their obvious sense of insecurity.
    Your blog is awesome and your creativity is incredible! Keep it up!

  14. CHRISSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s my baby! That’s my cat!!! šŸ™‚

    @Sean: I’m just out of practice. Come back again soon… very soon… and you will tremble at the power and grace of a seasoned 2D fighter gamer.

    I’ll comment more after we get back from the airport…

    lol anon…. go spam MY blog (http://scottd.wordpress.com/) or are you too chicken to do so? Are you freezing up now that someone is calling you out? I await you.

  15. Funny, this person so ready to throw the judgment out there, yet so afraid to reveal their identity. I don’t believe God commands us to send anon emails to people in His name blasting a person’s dog, their scrapping, photos, life, etc. It’s just bad PR.

    And thanks for the comment on my last post. I will definitely make another…but I’m not selling it to you. I’d happily give you one for free! šŸ˜€

  16. jealousy causes people to do a lot of stupid things. You’re handling this perfectly šŸ™‚
    Glad to see you resting and enjoying your time with your family. Look forward to seeing some new stuff from you when you return home šŸ˜€

    {{HUGS}} from a BIG fan and blog lover šŸ˜€

  17. yes. šŸ™‚

    its a interesting feeling of satisfaction when you know someone just cant seem to stop looking even though they claim to disapprove of the way you run your show. i have an ex-“friend” that still pops into my blog like clock work. she doesnt leave comments but she leaves her location on my trackers. could be coinsidence, but i like to think its her. not sure why she feels the need to come back. she’s the one who thought she needed to boot me because i was too honest and, therefore, a know it all (forgive me for having opinions. i dont think less of a person, but i believe in voicing your own opinion when its relevant). meh. let them troll/lurk all they want. it just means some part of them probably wants to live your life.

  18. YIKES!! I missed all this stupidity with this ignorant person. You should block her, and never listen to her insanity again. She should be reported.
    On the fun side, congrats to your birthday blog candy winner!
    And, Maui is so friendly. My little Zip would lose his mind if I ever took him to the dog park. He thinks he is the king, even though he is only 11 pounds. And your kitty, love it!!! I told you he looks just like my kitty. They could be twins!!
    Feel good darlin’.

  19. When one points a finger at the other, she is actually pointing 3 fingers at herself. Anon has really got nothing better to do except thinking about how to hurt people. It is just like *duh*, what a loser!

    The cats are sooo cute! (: The bulldog looks so funny! Haa! =P I’m still not in luck for your RAK again!

  20. i’m proud of you girl!!! You definitely don’t want to give one person the power to motivate you not to blog. God is a part of who you are and of course you are going to talk about Him and your realtionship because it’s a part of who you are. :] Besides the Bible talks about how man looks at the appearance, but God looks at the heart. The heart behind things is so much more important. :]

    I think it’s so crazy and so sad that some of the most hypocritical, judgmental people come from inside the church. We’re quick to point fingers and judge people, and then we invite them to be a Christian…No wonder non-believers want no part in the church.

    I’m glad you will continue to blog. Your posts are so inspiring.

    ā¤ B

  21. I’m sooo sorry that you are having to deal with negativity…no one deserves that!! Don’t let it break your spirit!


  22. Aww, how cute are all those furry babies?! I think you have a great attitude – keep doing what you do and don’t even give this anon person a second thought. You are totally right – if they have such problems with you (which I don’t even understand why they would to begin with!), then why are they still coming around?? Sorry I missed your b-day – it looks like you had a great day!! Happy belated šŸ™‚

  23. Hey Sarah, wordpress have twitter up and running. It can be added from widgets for sidebars. Not sure if you uses Twitter but I thought I could let you know. (:

  24. It’s really strange how Anon could still check back on your blog …. I’m proud of you that you know what and who to ignore babe!

    Our God is a God of love =) And one thing’s for sure, He really loves you! Look at all the fabulous family and friends (real and off the internet) who loves you the way you are!!!

    Love ya gal!!!


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