Thursday, May 26, 2011

Proverbs 31 Blog Hop

Welcome to another special Faith Blog Hop sponsored by Paper Tree House Studio! You should have arrived here from Christel if you are following the hop.  If you just happen to have fallen here go to the beginning of the hop over at Paper Tree House Studio

At the end of every month a group of bold women gather to give Glory to God with the talents He has given us in a very loud way... :) Our prayer is that through the projects we have created you Will be able to see Him in all of His Glory! May He touch you today as we look at the theme of the Proverbs 31 woman, and may you find that you are indeed everything He designed you to be.

This is how the hop works:
There are many beautiful and brave women that are ready to show their weaknesses in order that you may see His strength. :) Follow the line-up and please leave some love throughout the way. Allow yourself to cry, laugh, smile, along with any other emotion the Lord may bring your way. You will find that there are many prizes throughout the hop. In order to qualify to receive them you must be a follower of the blog and you must leave a comment. Know that if you are announced as the winner of a prize you are responsible for contacting us in order for us to make the prize go your way.

Here are our sponsors:

Paper Tree House Studio: Scrapbooking Kit (valued at $45)
Tombow: Amazing Adhesive Pack
Scrapbook News and Review: 1 year subscription to their magazine.
Punky Sprouts: Sweetie Album
Sweet Stamper: Stampin' Up Stamp Set

Now let's get the hop started! :)

The woman described in Proverbs 31 seems to be perfect! She works hard for her family, keeps up with the house, makes sure that the entire family is fed, is respected by others and her husband, and the list goes on... It can be very overwhelming to try to attain her status- which leaves many of us feeling as though we do not amount to God's standards. If you are anything like me, you too have felt as though there is always something that is just not right in your womanhood. Maybe you are not sweet enough, or neat enough, or submissive enough, or clean enough... Whatever label you do not amount to it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and discouraged.

God did not put this part of Scripture in the Bible so that we would draw away from Him filled with shame due to our incapacity to do what He expects of us. On the contrary, I have become every day more certain that He inspired these words because He wants to show us His Grace. The truth is: we all fall short of the Glory of God and there is not even one that is good amongst us. He KNEW this when He made us and when He decided to save us- and in this He loved us.

The proverbs 31 woman is meant to be a reminder of how much we need Christ! God desires that we would be women like the one portrayed there, and He knew that these areas would be our weaknesses, so He gave us this map of virtues so that we would not conform to the world but allow Him to transform us. The Bible teaches that in our weaknesses He is strong! My prayer is that you would allow the Lord to show you those areas where you indeed fail so that in turn you would learn to be mesmerized by His great strength. You will be doing things you never imagined when you fully rely on Him. In Him you already are the Proverbs 31 Woman you so desire to be. May He show you that truth today as He heals you from all insecurities.

My project:
I wanted to let everyone know that in the past couple of months I have been dealing with a lot of medical issues which have caused me to feel very sick.  It has been a struggle for me to be the type of woman that God commands women to be in Proverbs 31.  I pray to God for the strength I need to accomplish his wishes.  For my project, I decided to make a card that I feel says a lot about a woman's ability to make the house into a home where not only the man would love to dwell in but also the children too.   I hope you like it.

Now onto my blog candy, I am awarding the winner of my blog candy a grab bag of goodies.  To WIN my prize all you need to do is comment below this post and become a FOLLOWER of my blog and a FOLLOWER of my facebook page at Scrapping With Lisa-, or state that you are already a FOLLOWER.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please come back tomorrow for another project! Your next stop is Paper Tree House Studio: Blog. Remember to leave a comment on this post if you want to be considered for one of the Grand Prizes. :)

Love in Christ, Lisa


Barbara B said...

The card is very fitting and a beautiful creation. I am follower, and I am in awe of your creations.
Barbara B.

wendy scrappings said...

Hi Lisa,

Sorry to hear you struggle with medical issues. Hope you will feel well very soon.
Your card is so sweet. Love what you say about making a home.

God bless,


Misty said...

Awesome card. Feel better soon.
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Jen said...

Thank you for sharing what was on your heart. Lovely card!

Amanda Johnson said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card. I pray that you get to feeling better. I am a new follower here and on facebook!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love your card. I am now a follower of your blog and I like you on fb. Thanks for sharing!

lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

Scraping Miami said...

So cute!

CWimbish said...

Lisa, I love all the patterned paper you used for this design. Great job!


Carolyn Phillips said...

What a lovely project.

Shawnee said...

Lisa, such a beautiful project. I am praying for you. May the Lord continue to strengthen you. Remember you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength!!

Blessings and hugs,

Cara G said...

What a great card! Thanks for sharing your creativity and the inspiration story behind it. I'm a new follower of your blog (and I'll try to become a Facebook follower with my husband's email account--I don't have my own, but I use his sometimes).

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Very nice. Like the color combinations very much.
Thanks for shring your story.
God Bless.

SueNJ said...

I love this card and will pray for you during your health trials. I am experiencing much of the same and, by the grace of God, am weathering them (even after being downsized prior to my surgery). I hope we can inspire one another. I am a follower of your blog and have "liked" your Facebook page too!

Be Blessed!

Happy Scrappin’
Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
Sue B


Love the card!! I am a new follower!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Charlotte Cornett said...

Love your card!! It is beautiful!! Thanks, Charlotte

Lynn said...

Very cute card! Love the color combination!

Scrappy Zeni said...

what a great card! I pray that God will get you through this difficult time. God bless you!

Diane said...

love the card and your thoughts. Thanks for participating! May God give you strength and health!

KarenB said...

Your card is lovely, and I love your message too.
I want to wish you strength as you struggle with your health issues.

silvia haynes said...

Sorry to hear that you are having medical issues. I hope that they are resolved soon.
Beautiful card!

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your card ties to the theme of the hop beautifully. I abosolutely love it. TFS!


Sandy..... said...

Beautiful card. I especially love it that you create from your faith base.
Thanks for sharing,

Carla said...

That is a beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing with us.