zondag 29 mei 2011

Faith Blog Hop, Proverbs 31

Welcome to another special Faith Blog Hop sponsored by Paper Tree House Studio! You should be coming from Kari's Blog. If not, please start at the beginning on Paper Tree House Studio's.

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:
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. 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.

And this is the layout I made, inspired by the Proverbs 31 Woman.

The Title is Proverbs 31 verse 25:
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future.

The journaling says:
I love proverbs, either biblical or non biblical.
After a difficult time in life, I can say that I've spiritual grown in life. I've learned to choose for myself more, without feeling quilty. I will smile at the future. Life is beutiful!

What I wanted to say with this layout is that I do smile at the future. How rough things may be, or has been, there is always a hopeful future with God. No matter how many tears you cry, there is always a rainbow waiting for you.
He always knows what's best for you. God gives me the strength to go on. He is always there with me!

So now for you next stop, just hop on to Melin's Blog Remember to leave a comment on my post if you want to be considered for one of the Grand Prizes. :)

Love in Christ,

Wendy Swenne

23 opmerkingen:

Scraping Miami zei

What a great LO I had thought about doing a LO of a picture of me but I didn't have time to get a picture of me love all the great words what you said is so true. God Bless

Lya Lin zei

I really liked the stripes and bold colors of your layout featuring these words!

Thanks for sharing, your blog is truly inspirational!



Thank you for sharing, it brought tears to my eyes with everything in life that I am facing, it was a good reminder that God has my best interest at heart!!sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com Nice layout!!

Misty zei

Lovely layout!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Amanda Johnson zei

Thank you for you words...sometimes through the tears and the hard times you forget that you are not alone. I am so thankful to have a heavenly Father who never leaves me and who always covers me in his loving hand.

Patricia Hurlburt zei

Love this layout! Thanks for sharing!

lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

Carolyn Phillips zei

What a beautiful message and LO.

CWimbish zei

I really like this layout. I have been thinking about doing a mini album capturing my beliefs and this would be a great page.

Cara G zei

I love this layout...so bright and fun! Thanks for sharing your creativity...and keep smiling:o)...

Cathy L. Calamas zei

Lovely layout. I agree, smile at the future.

SueNJ zei

This is just beautiful! Your layout and your words that is. I had a card idea today similar to this with paper instead of ribbon and you have inspired me.

Be Blessed!

Happy Scrappin’
Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
Sue B

Charlotte Cornett zei

I love your Layout!!! Those are WONDERFUL words from God! Thanks for sharing, Charlotte

Roulien zei

Wendy, what a beautiful layout!! Something to remeber through difficult times . . . thank you for sharing!

Lynn zei

Amazing layout! Love all those strips with the journaling in between!

Scrappy Zeni zei

what a beautiful layout and a great picture of you!

Jolanda zei

Mooi!!!heel gaaf gedaan met de tekst!

Diane zei

thanks for sharing your page. I like the colors and textures.

LauraC zei

Great layout. I love the rainbow of colors. Thanks for sharing your heart.

Amy zei

Love your layout!! Thanks for sharing!

silvia zei

Beautiful page!!

KarenB zei

Your layout made me smile - thank you! Smiling at the future and waiting for the rainbow...

AmyJRockstar zei

This is beautiful! I love your layout and it does portray exactly what you were trying for. Absolutely perfect and what a fantastic picture to go with those wonderful words.

XO ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Scrappin' Sista zei

Your LO is lovely. The scripture sums it up nicely. The picture is beautiful! TFS!