Welcome to the Heartache No One Sees Faith Blog Hop!! If you are hopping with us you should have come from Bonita's blog here: http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com/. If you just happened to find this post, please go to http://www.mypapertreehouse.com/ so that you can start the hop from the very beginning. :) Now to the hop:
Here's how the hop works:
Like last time we have some GRAND Prizes to share with you, plus most of the blog owners are willing to share some RAK with you. In order to qualify for the GRAND Prizes you ought to leave a comment under this thread and become a follower of this blog (if you are not one yet). We are asking that you would also become a follower of paper Tree House Studio on Facebook so that you can stay updated with our challenges and contests. In order to qualify for the RAKS i ask that you would also become a follower of those blogs and leave them a comment with your thoughts about the project they might have created or the story they were willing to share (if any). It can be very humbling to share our hearts with the world, yet the Bible says that our troubles come so that we can console another going through the same thing. My prayer is that the Lord would use this for His Glory as He heals all of our hearts.
Now for the GRAND Prizes:
Paper Tree House Studio: Cuttlebug V2 Machine
Scrapbook News and Review Magazine: One Year Subscription
Bella Blvd.: $45 retail value worth of their yummy product
Echo Park: Be Mine Collection
Scrapbooks & Stuff: Cricut Your Story
Punky Sprouts: Sweetie Mini-Book
The Paper Blossom Shop: $25 gift certificate to their shop.
Bonita Rose LIfe.Love.Color.Art: 1 spot to her new self-paced Color Your World 2.0 workshop. Read more about it in her blog: http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com//.
Remember that in order to be considered a winner, you should leave a comment here and become a follower. :) It is that simple.
As you hop through the blogs you will see some very open lives, and others that are not as much. We are all being molded everyday more into His liking. Know that I have been praying for each of the participants, and as you begin to open your heart, I will be praying for you as well. It is my desire that the Lord would begin to build a community of bold women that would be willing to show their weaknesses so that in turn He can be their strength. Maybe next month we can hop through your blog as well.. This will happen every month on the very last weekend of the month, so please plan to be here learning about Him and about His love for YOU and His commitment to make you His!
(If you get lost, make sure to go check out the list of participant's over at http://www.mypapertreehouse.com/)
Here is my hidden heartache:
I am filled with insecurities... Insecurities about being a woman, about being a mom, about being a wife, etc... It does not matter how hard I try, no matter what I do I always end up feeling guilty. If I scrapbook because it is what i want to do, i feel guilty because I am not with my children. If I am with my children, I feel guilty because I am not cleaning my house. If I am tired and i want to go take a nap, I feel guilty because i always have 20,000,000 things pending... (you get the picture). Feelings of inadequacy consume me at times and I am left with no other option than to crumble at Jesus' feet and once again ask Him to become my everything.
There is also a sense of unsatisfaction and almost like a hunger that needs to be satiated in my soul and has not yet. When it is intense i notice that I tend to withdraw from the Lord because I see such glimpses of who i used to be that it makes me wonder whether or not He will ever be able to heal me...
I have come to learn that the Lord does not always heal you the way we would like for Him to do so, but for sure it is the PERFECT WAY and He WILL INDEED HEAL!! :) That is a promise I hold on tight, especially during my rockiest times. To remind myself of that I created my first offcial art journal to record His Truth...
i want to know your story and I want to pray for you. Please leave me a comment... I really want to pray for you!
Here is my first offcial art journal:
Here is my RAK:
Remember that to qualify for the GRAND Prizes you must leave a comment over at http://www.mypapertreehouse.com/ and become a follower. If you want my RAK you need to leave a comment and become followers here as well... :)
Thanks for participating with us... Now hop on over to my sweet and talented Rebecca's blog: http://www.polkadotdoordesign.blogspot.com/
Love in Christ,