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Friday, April 29, 2011

Fruit of the Spirt - Faith Blog Hop

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Welcome to another Faith Blog Hop presented to you by Paper Tree House Studio! This is the last stop on the hop.  Have you not enjoyed this wonderful tribute to our Lord and Savior? If you have been following the hop then you should be arriving here from Monique’s blog. Wasn't her project wonderful? If you just came across this hop, then go to Paper Tree House to catch the beginning of the hop.



Every month a group of bold women gathers to make the Name of the Lord famous and to share the talents we have been given by Him. We also like to share a little bit of Truth that we have learned from the Bible and/or a bit about how He has impacted our lives. This month the theme is “The Fruit of the Spirit”.


As Christians we are expected to demonstrate the Fruit of the Spirit because the Spirit of God abides in us. In Galatians 5:22-23 we find the following definition: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” There are many misconceptions about this fruit. People look at the list of attributes and they are convinced that God has not given them one of the “fruits”, and so they live with remaining sin and a sense of defeat in certain areas of their lives.


If you look at the passage again you will notice that the word FRUIT is NOT plural. It is only ONE fruit, so if the Spirit of the Lord abides in you, then the attributes that characterize the Spirit live there as well. If you are not experiencing one of the characteristic of His Spirit in your life, pray that the Lord would cleanse you and purify you. He is into the business of completing those He saves. My prayer is that you would draw near to the Lord and that He in turn will draw near to you…


The same way that the Lord blesses those He loves we want to bless you. We have found an amazing line-up of sponsors and we want to share with you what you could win by hopping around with us:


Paper Tree House Studio: Cricut Create
Scrapbook News & Review Magazine: One year subscription to their online magazine.
Zutter: Distrezz-it-All
Scrapbooks & Stuff: Seasonal Cartridge
Papperie: Yummy Goody Bag
Bonita Rose: One spot to her AMAZING class on color.
Shimmerz: Yummy Goody Bag


Now in order to win one of these Grand Prizes you will have like us on Facebook, leave a comment on this post, and become a follower on our blog. Then you have to follow the hop order as you follow and leave messages in the posts of all the amazing and talented women that are part of the lineup. All throughout the hop you will find RAK’s and special giveaways, so make sure that you complete the entire hop! 


I've created a cross for my project today.  Everything hinges on what Jesus did for us on the cross.  That's the ultimate sacrifice and display of love.  So, I  hope you enjoy it.






BLOG CANDY ALERT: I have two CDs up for grabs.  One is "Hearts of Joy" and the other is "Timeless Treasury of Faith & Inspiration".  In order to be eligible for the drawing, you will need a U.S. address (unless you are willing to pay the international postage), leave a comment on this post, and share a time when someone blessed you by sharing the fruit of the spirit with you.

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32 comments:

Celeste said...

Love your post and your project.... I am soooo blessed to have you as a wonderful friend... Huggggs
Celeste

Theresa said...

What a beautiful card!!! I dont have any words really I sooo love it!
TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Paper Tree House Studio said...

Stunning Christel! I am so very inspired by your cross!

wendy scrappings said...

Love the cross you've made.

Thanks so much for sharing.

God bless!


(don't have a US address, so don't count me in for the give-away)

Marley said...

Wow! Really beautiful! thanks for this great hop.. Hugs Marley

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

I do not have a US address so please don't pick me, but I wanted to leave a comment. Your project is very beautiful. I would have to say that my parents showed an act of love when they took myself and my daughter in after I left an abusive marriage. They gave up space in there very small home and have since sold the house we kids grew up in and bought a bigger house so that my daughter and I would have our own space as well as saftey.

Nicolle said...

What a beautiful project! TFS..:)

nicolle@nicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

Scraping Miami said...

wow love it

Carolyn Phillips said...

I'm leaving a comment to say how much I love the cross you have made...but don't enter me in the draw because I am in the UK.

Jazmin said...

I love your cross. It's beautiful.

My husband blesses me every day with his patience. I'm trying so hard to learn his patient gentle ways.

Jazzy
MsPoet2Be@gmail.com
www.JazzysCards.Blogspot.com

Karelj said...

Christel, your cross is lovely! The metalic look and the dove anre just perfect touches! I'm so happy to be hopping along with you!You know I am a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or www.kareljcreations.com

NANA R NASSAR said...

What a lovely project! Tkx for sharing! xoxoxo...BTW...I'm a follower now! God bless!

Carol said...

Beautiful creation. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. It's been great being part of this hop with you talented ladies. Lord Bless!

Tanya said...

WOW!! This is AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing!!! I'm already a follower. :)

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Misty said...

Christel, I love this!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

joydee1963 said...

Great blog hop! Beautiful cross! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Naomi said...

What a beautiful cross, it makes me wonder how you did it... any chance of giving a tutorial sometime maybe? I am a new follower and can't wait to see what you will do next!

Becky Dunham said...

This is gorgeous Christel! i agree with Naomi above - how did you do that and will you teach us? it is hard to tell if it made of paper or it looks like leather or metal. Anyway, i love it whatever you made it with :) Thanks for sharing this lovely project reminding us of God's love for us and that He died on the cross for us because of his love for us.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Colleen said...

I love your cross. Also became a new follower. Thanks for sharing

Helen Dooley said...

So I like the cross. you always do such awesome work.
I would have to say that the fruit of the spirit was best shared to me by my father. No matter how bad I was or what wrong path I took, he loved me. He was always there for me and whatever I brought with me, kids, strays, etc. He taught me by his living all about God and had no problem telling me how great our Lord is. he lives and let me learn how truly wonderful of a God we have. I now follow Him.

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful cross Cristel.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

nantastic said...

How did you do that? Awesome. I would love to see a tutorial.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

kristyscraps said...

Amazing project fully demostrating His amazing Love! Thank you!
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Anna said...

WOW this is wonderful. I also would love to know how you made it. I am in charge of decorating the table at my church and something like this I'd love to try to use on the table...
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Scrappy Zeni said...

So pretty!! TFS!

Scrappergal in Idaho said...

The cross is truly beautiful. A young woman we barely knew opened her home to us so we could visit our son who was going through a very difficult time. She exhibited the fruit of generosity and love to us and truly blessed us.

chalesek said...

The cross is amazing!! Love your blog so cute!!
xoxo

Connie Gail said...

Your cross speaks volumes of God's love for his children. I am so glad you shared this with all of us. You have amazing talent! Thank you for having me....:O)

Marjolaine said...

beautifully done!

Lynn said...

Your cross is amazing. What is it made out of? I have been blessed by following these ladies that God has so blessed with such a wonderful talent.

Amber said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I LOVE this amazing creation you made! I am just visiting my new DT friends! I'm so happy to be joining you for Thankful Thursdays!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful card!

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