Friday, May 27, 2011

Proverbs 31 Woman Faith Blog Hop



Welcome to another special Faith Blog Hop sponsored by Paper Tree House Studio! You should have arrived here from (blogger's name) 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:
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.

Paper Tree House Studio: www.mypapertreehouse.com


Nana www.youniquereflections.blogspot.com


Jessie www.scrapbookingmiami.blogspot.com


Carrie http://carriewimbish.blogspot.com/


Carolyn http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/


Diane http://dianemarra.typepad.com/


Karel www.kareljcreations.com


Jennifer www.createoften.blogspot.com


Kari http://purplefuntastickcreations.com/


Wendy http://wendyscrappings.blogspot.com/


Melin http://www.PaperCraftingWorld.Blogspot.com/


Nicole:  www.scrapmethis.blogspot.com


Chalese http://delectabledesigns-chalesek.blogspot.com/


Candy www.sweetstamper.com


Christel:  http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/


Lisa Peters: http://www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/






I have struggled so much this month with accepting the truths the Lord says about who I am as a woman.  Being a mom of two children under the age of 4, owning a business, being a teacher, and trying to be an artist can become very overwhelming.  I end up feeling worn, torn, and exhausted - not at all like the woman found in Proverbs 31.  But as I sat to create my project, the Lord gave me a beautiful image of how He sees me: He whispered tenderly in my ear "you are worth far more than ruby!".  It is truly a privilege to be able to be called the daughter of the ultimate King of kings!  The One that cares enough about the little things because He knows that we live our lives here - in the little so that in turn He can be seen as He is: HUGE!  May you too see how you are made to be worth far more than rubies! :)




Thanks for stopping by!  Leave a comment and become my follower and I will consider you for a drawing I will have in search of the winner of a surprise RAK!  Be blessed!!


Your next stop is Jessie's Blog. Remember to leave a comment on this post if you want to be considered for one of the Grand Prizes. :)

Love in Christ,

Nana

30 comments:

Lya Lin said...

Hi Nana:

Your blog is very inspirational and beautiful. And this is such a amazing blog hop, I'm just glad I found you all in time to visit each of the women of God and thanks for sharing your creativity and love for the Lord.
Blessings,
Lya

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing your story!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Carolyn Phillips said...

Love the card and the thought.

wendy scrappings said...

Hi Nana,

Reading your piece, brought a tear in my eye. God is so good. And we are making so many demands on ourselves. We can fool our selfs so much, that we forget how God wants us to be. Just as we are. We are perfect in His eyes.
Wow, how God whispers: You are more worth than rubies.... That gave me goosebumps. That is so true, but we often forget that so easily.

Your work is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

God bless,


Wendy

Misty said...

Lovely story. The card is beautiful.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Beautiful and inspirational post Nana. Have a Blessed Memorial Day Weekend. :)

Amanda Johnson said...

I feel that very same way on a regular basis. Thank you so much for sharing your words and feelings, I have no doubt I was directed to this blog hop for a reason!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing!
Patti

lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

Carol said...

Beautiful card... I found inspiration from your story, thank you for sharing it with us. Sorry I couldn't be part of the hop this month. Lord Bless!

Scraping Miami said...

Love your project what a great idea, llove the dress is so cool as always you pull of an Amazing project for the hop.

CWimbish said...

Hi Nana,
I absolutely love this! I too chose this verse and I believe that it speaks so well as to how women should view themselves. I know that in my marriage, even though its not even been a year yet, I put myself down for not being that 'perfect' wife. This helps me remember that I am worth more than I let myself believe. Thanks so much!

Carrie

Cherie said...

Love your story and the dress is perfect!It reminds me that all of us have flaws but God loves us just the way we are!

Cherie pemberton
www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com

Cara G said...
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Cara G said...

Lovely card and beautiful bit of scripture to reflect on...thank you for that amazing reminder and thank you so much for sharing your creativity. I have become a follower!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Lovely blog and card. Such a great blog hop. Can't wait to join next month.

Shawnee said...

Such a wonderful blog! Thanks for sharing your story. God will use you to do great things for him!!

Blessings,
Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

SueNJ said...

It is so difficult to wear so many hats as I can attest. Thank God we are blessed with so many talents. Thank you for sharing this wonderful project and your story as well.

Be blessed!

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

Colleen said...

Love the card and the inspiration. Thanks for doing this.

pinkyswr said...

Love the card!!

Thank you for sharing your story!

pinkyswrspaper@gmail.com

Charlotte Cornett said...

Just became a follower! Love your card, it was exactly what I needed to see. God is AWESOME! TFS!
Charlotte

Roulien said...

This is such a beautiful card with a powerful message, Nana! We as woman so easily forget what we are worth! Thanks for hosting such a worthy hop!
Blessings,
Roulien

Lynn said...

That is so cute, Nana! Love the little saying too!

LauraC said...

Great card, looks like you put a lot of time into it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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Scrappy Zeni said...

Nana, what a great creation and a great reminder of how much God loves us and yes.... We are worth far more than ruby!! God bless you!

Amy said...

I'm loving this so far, but have not been able to figure how to 'follow' the last two blogs. Help!

KarenB said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful project and your story. It's so true that we forget our own worth, and it's good to be reminded :)

AmyJRockstar said...

This is a beautiful work of art! I love what you have created to day. I would love to have one like it to hang up as a daily reminder! Thank you so much for sharing a part of you with us today. I'm a new follower. :0)

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

Lynn said...

What a wonderful card! We are worth more than rubies and sometimes I just need to be reminded of that. Thank you for sharing!

hiscreation2 at hotmail dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

OMGoodness! I absolutely love your project. It's amazingly beautiful! What a perfect way to share the Proverbs 31 message. TFS!

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

 

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