Thursday, May 26, 2011

Faith Blog Hop Proverbs 31

    Welcome to another special Faith Blog Hop sponsored by Paper Tree House Studio! If you are following the hop you should have arrived here from Nana's blog .  If you just happen to have fallen here go to the beginning of the hop over at Paper Tree House Studio.
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

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:
Lisa Peters:

This is a project I started and it is a work in progress, all art is like that you start and it takes time to mold and make it into the perfect peace of ART. Christ is always showing us and molding us to be the perfect Proverbs 31 woman. Just like this project you may think wow its nice the way it is but I know what more I want to add to it to make it even more wonderful. Jesus has given us verses in the bible just like P. 31 to help mold us everyday into a better works of art. Just like I will keep molding this Dress form, God will always be molding you and me.
Enjoy the hope and your next stop is Carrie's Blog.
Remember to leave a comment on this post if you want to be considered for one of the Grand Prizes. :)


  1. Hi...what a great idea to showcase the message! And it is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and may God bless your heart!


  2. It is very Beautiful, love how you left it a work in progress!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  3. Jessie, this is AMAZING. Beautiful just as it is, unfinished and imperfect, just as He made us.

  4. That is beautiful...and a glorious reminder that God sees us as beautiful, though we are a work in progress.

  5. Hi Jessie,

    Wow, what a beautiful piece of art. Love how you put it all together and I can't wait how it turns out, when you are done with it.
    You are so right about what you write. God is molding us. But with molding, comes the pain, but in the end it is always better then we would have done it. Gods ways are always so much better.

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    God bless,


  6. Very Beautiful way of looking at it. Thanks for sharing.
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  7. Beautiful...both your words and your project. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Your dressform is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

    lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

  9. This is very inspiring! Thanks for the project and the message!


  10. So beautiful...and what a lovely story behind it. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  11. Absolutely beautiful. It is nice to know that we are in works in progress. And God loves us where we are right now!

  12. I love the colors and the flowers and butterflies are just beautiful! What you said is true. We are often tested in the fires so we can come out golden and stronger than we were before. What a blessing that He loves us that much :) This reminds me of what Joyce Meyer said, "I am not where I want to be and thank God I am not where I used to be but I am on my way! Thank you for sharing this with Thank you for sharing this wonderful project and your story as well.

    Be Blessed!

    Happy Scrappin’
    Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
    Sue B

  13. BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

  14. Beautiful project . . . those flowers are gorgeous! This is such a unique way of showcasing the messages!
    Thanks for sharing!

  15. Wow, Jessie! That is amazing! Your work astounds me! ( should have mail soon! I mailed it out on thursday! sorry it's so late!)

  16. Jessie, what a beautiful reminder that God is always molding us for his Glory. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration and God bless you!

  17. Love your blog....thanks for sharing!

  18. What a wonderful message - we are all works in progress :)

  19. Oh this is amazing!! So creative ;)

  20. This is just beautiful! I love it! You are very gifted and talented. TFS with us today. :0)

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  21. Simply lovely! You did a wonderful job on the project and it ties so nicely into the theme of our scripture. TFS!