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Friday, May 27, 2011

Proverbs 31 Faith Blog Hop


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 follower friend though I really love my followers friends.  I will do my best not to disappoint you. 

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'!

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23 comments:

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

I don't qualify for the candy(i'm canadian) but i wanted to leave a comment, you did a very good job with the layout!! Thanks for sharing
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

wendy scrappings said...

Hi Christel,

Love what you wrote :D. And indeed, there is no such thing as a perfect person. We all have our flaws. But God loves us, no matter what.
And He is there to help us, with our struggles and difficulties. But He also smiles when we smile. God is so good!

God bless,

Wendy

Misty said...

Lovely Layout for a lovely lady!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Jen said...

Love the word the Lord gave you to share... thank you so much!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love your layout! I am already a friend!! Thanks for sharing!
Patti

lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

Carolyn Phillips said...

I'm in the uk, so not after the blog candy, but wanted to say how good it is to be reminded that we are not perfect...and also to see your tribute to your mum.

CWimbish said...

What a wonderful way to portray your mother!

Carrie

Cara G said...

Such a sweet way to remember your mom. Thanks for sharing your story with us!

Cara G said...

I posted the Faith Blog Hop to my blog at http://bitsbaublesandbliss.blogspot.com/2011/05/really-great-faith-blog-hop.html

Cathy L. Calamas said...

"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." Well said.
Lovely tribute to your mom

SueNJ said...

I am glad to have come to the realization that I am flawed but God loves me anyway. I loved the tribute to your Mom as I feel the same about mine. What a blessing that God gave us such special Mothers.

Be Blessed!

Happy Scrappin’
Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

SueNJ said...

I have shared this hop on my Facebook page as well so others can be inspired as I have been.

Be Blessed!

Happy Scrappin’
Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Charlotte Cornett said...

I am already a follower, love looking at your creations! Thanks for sharing with us, Charlotte

Fot said...

Wow, your note was amazing as is your layout! Your.mother will be proud.Thank-you for your lovely words.
Deborah foti ... ustoleit@comcast.net
Http://www.scrappingmamma.net

Lynn said...

What a sweet layout and post!

Scrappy Zeni said...

what a beautiful layout to give to your mom!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisha said...

A beautiful job you did with your mother's layout. TFS
fasloan at yahoo dot com

LauraC said...

Thanks for sharing from your heart.

KarenB said...

Your layout about your mother is wonderful, thanks so much for sharing. I loved your message too - that we are all 'perfectly imperfect'. (I'm not joining your giveaway because I live in Australia, but it's so nice of you to share something handmade. Good luck to the other visitors xx)

AmyJRockstar said...

This is a lovely layout and lovely story. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! I am a follower. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Georgiana said...

Congratulations! You won my 500 Follower Giveaway. Please send me your address so I can mail your package.

Please consider me for your embellishment giveaway. I would love to have an opportunity to win.

Carson's Creations
http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/bake-sale-hop-day-2-and-winners-for-500.html
coachfans at cox dot net

Lynne said...

you are sew very talented!!!
Check out http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/ as I have an award for you my very special friend!

God bless you and I thank you for being my friend!

Lynne said...

Christel, you are sew very talented and I love you layout!!!
Check out http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/ as I have an award for you my very special friend!
God Bless you!

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