Welcome to another special Faith Blog Hop sponsored by Paper Tree House Studio! You should have arrived here from Candy's blog 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 hop 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
My personal story and take on the "Proverbs 31 Woman" ~
She doesn't exist! LOL! I bet you didn't expect that one. Well...as I struggled my entire life with feeling severely inadequate and trying to over compensate, I had to come to the realization that when reading this portion of the scripture, God wanted to teach me something far greater than just the literal words that I say on the page. Would God ever want me to be so perfect that there'd be no need for Him? Of course not! So, to feel insufficient because I'm not the perfect Proverbs 31 woman is erroneous. The Word says not one person is perfect. Perfection is something that we will obtain when we put off the corruptible.
I seriously feel that satan tries to trick us into a position of immobility. Once we begin to think that we are not ever going to be able to measure up, there are usually two responses that occur. We either become so consumed with trying to measure up that we neglect the people and things that are important (God, spouse, children, church) or we shrink back and do nothing. What would it matter anyway?
The one scripture that DID jump out at me was the 26th verse. In the New Living Translation it says, "When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness." Oh Lord, may this be my testimony.
God, in His infinite wisdom, placed Proverbs 31 in the Bible for a reason. I think it can speak different things to different woman during different seasons in their lives but the fact still remains. God, created the perfectly imperfect you. We need Him to make it. We can't do this alone. In our weakness, He is strong.
By the way...did you notice that there is NO mention of beauty except to say that it's fleeting?
Rise up and become the woman of God that you were designed to be! So...what are you waiting on? You can start right now. Go ahead. God's calling you.
Now for my project. I created this layout for my mother. Please don't tell her. Is my Mom perfect. No! BUT...I can see the kindness and the progression that is outlined in Proverbs 31. In fact, she taught school for several years and many of her students call her Momma. She has so many children, I sometimes feel lost in the crowd. But I would say that they would rise up and call her blessed along with me and my siblings.
***Blog Candy Alert***
I have been having tons of fun making embellishments soooooo....I thought that my prize for the hop would be a few goodies for you. I will send two stick-pins and a small bag of handmade crochet flower to one person. In order to qualify you must:
1. Leave some love.
2. Have a U.S. address as I am not in the position now to ship overseas.
3. Leave a way for me to contact you.
4. Share about the hop using Facebook, your blog, or tweet about it and come back and leave a SECOND comment with a link to the posting for another entry.
That's it. You don't have to be a
I hope you've enjoyed the hop so far. Please be sure to continue to our last stop. I now present to you...Lisa. Be blessed and happy scrappin'!