Happy Friday and welcome to the Father's Love Faith Blog Hop. If you are following the hop you will have arrived here from the start which is My Paper Tree House, then you’re in the right place. If you want to follow along from the start then click to go back to the start. Lots of participants have giveaways along the journey and if you want to enter those please follow their individual requirements.
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 the Father's Love Letter.
This is how the hop works:
Below you will find the list of the 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. Winners for the Grand Prizes will be select from those who follow and comment on all of the individual blogs.
Now, please 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.
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Now let's get the hop started! :)
Here's the wonderful line-up.
My Paper Tree House - http://mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com/
Christel Bonner - http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
Monique Mixon - http://mixonthememories.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Phillips - http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/
Kari Sanchez - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
Lynne Kirsch - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Wendy Swenne - http://wendyscrappings.blogspot.com/
Zeni Pradel - http://www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com/
I debated about sharing this but I feel that I should share a bit of what's been going on with me in hopes that you may be blessed. This past month has been difficult for our family in several ways. I had started working at through a temporary agency a while back and then was laid off for unknown reasons. To this DAY, I have no idea why except that God wanted me in place to enjoy my family as I would not have been able to do so if I were working. At the same time, we received an eviction notice a little before that period as our lease was up and the owners want to sell the house.
No job, no home, four children (one of whom battles autism and has been doing wonderfully this year) -- I was taken aback. I KNOW my God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory. And my God isn't broke. I also have been battling some personal health issues that rear it's ugly head every now and then and stress doesn't make it better.
The clock was ticking and we had been looking for SEVERAL months for a home. My wonderful in-loves offered to take the children for the month of June so we could do what we needed to do to move so that is a blessing!
While everyone was here for my son's graduation from the 8th grade, I got a call. The company I worked for wanted me back. HUH??? I was so confused and honestly reluctantly accepted to go back. So, I'm working and we need to move. Uh oh! Who's going to try to find us a house.
My youngest and I had looked at a house a while back. His name is Caleb. While walking through the house he whispered to me, "This would be perfect for us." He's 6. I told him, I'm not the one you need to tell but I didn't really say anything else and kinda shrugged it off. He proceed to walk downstairs and straight up to the owner and tell him, "This would be the perfect house for our family." This completely shocked and embarrassed me a bit. He is a outgoing child but very shy around strangers. After a few exchanges, Caleb continued looking through the house.
The next house we looked at was still in need of some repairs and the owner was fixing it up. He said he'd be a week and we agreed to rent the house. That was over a week ago. We had worked everything out and were ready to move in. Then the Holy Spirit promoted us to stop by. Oh boy! He hadn't really done anything. It was still in shambles and we had little time for him to get it together. I feel apart then. I really didn't like the house much but I knew that God would take care of me wherever I went. So my husband gave him until the following Tuesday to call us. Of course, he moved too slow for this wife. God's working on me in that area. When the guy called, my husband said he acted as though we hadn't talked at all, as though we weren't renting the house, and as though he didn't care. Well, my hubby was fired up. He called the other guy for the house our little prophet spoke in and we're moving this weekend! The guy isn't making us jump through hoops. He isn't prorating the rent and he is letting us move in early. The house is in the school zone and that means my daughter will have the same assistant that helped her this year. PRAISE THE LORD!!!
There is a wonderful book entitled Those Who Trust in the Lord Shall Not Be Disappointed by Peggy Joyce Ruth. It is a must-read for building your faith. I learned that not only will God not disappoint you if you trust in Him, he's not going to just give you something to pacify you. He'll give you the desires of your heart and knock your socks off. There are promises for provision in His Word and we just have to tap into it and believe by faith that He's faithful to fulfill every tittle and morsel of word that He spoke.
I challenge you to live by faith. Truly live by it. Step out! If you have a plan B, that ain't faith. If you see it, that ain't faith. Stretch! I know I have and I'm all the better for it. Thank you Jesus!
So, that's what I've been dealing with these last few months that have had me up and down and not in the creating/bloggy mood. I had to focus and I apologize for not being able to share.
For my project this month, I selected to feature this card that I made for my husband for Father's Day. The theme of my card comes from the fact that my heavenly Father loves me so much that He provided a wonderful man to be the priest, prophet, and provider for our home. No, everything is not a bed of roses but I know and trust my Heavenly Father who works in and through my hubby and so therefore I'm WELL taken care of.