Friday, April 29, 2011

Fruit of the Spirit Blog Hop

I am honored to be in this blog hop that Nana and My Paper Treehouse are putting on.  I hope you'll take some time to visit the other blogs as well!

Welcome to another Faith Blog Hop presented to you by Paper Tree House Studio!  If you have been following the hop then you should be arriving here from Nana’s blog.  If you just came across this hop, then go to Paper Tree House to catch the beginning of the hop.

Every month a group of bold women gathers to make the Name of the Lord famous and to share the talents we have been given by Him.  We also like to share a little bit of Truth that we have learned from the Bible and/or a bit about how He has impacted our lives.  This month the theme is “The Fruit of the Spirit”.

As Christians we are expected to demonstrate the Fruit of the Spirit because the Spirit of God abides in us.  In Galatians 5:22-23 we find the following definition: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”  There are many misconceptions about this fruit.  People look at the list of attributes and they are convinced that God has not given them one of the “fruits”, and so they live with remaining sin and a sense of defeat in certain areas of their lives.
If you look at the passage again you will notice that the word FRUIT is NOT plural.  It is only ONE fruit, so if the Spirit of the Lord abides in you, then the attributes that characterize the Spirit live there as well.  If you are not experiencing one of the characteristic of His Spirit in your life, pray that the Lord would cleanse you and purify you.  He is into the business of completing those He saves.  My prayer is that you would draw near to the Lord and that He in turn will draw near to you…

The same way that the Lord blesses those He loves we want to bless you.  We have found an amazing line-up of sponsors and we want to share with you what you could win by hopping around with us:

Paper Tree House Studio: Cricut Create
Scrapbook News & Review Magazine: One year subscription to their online magazine.
Zutter: Distrezz-it-All
Scrapbooks & Stuff: Seasonal Cartridge
Papperie: Yummy Goody Bag
Bonita Rose: One spot to her AMAZING class on color.
Shimmerz: Yummy Goody Bag

Now in order to win one of these Grand Prizes you will have like us on Facebook, leave a comment on this post, and become a follower on our blog.  Then you have to follow the hop order as you follow and leave messages in the posts of all the amazing and talented women that are part of the lineup.  All throughout the hop you will find RAK’s and special giveaways, so make sure that you complete the entire hop!


When I saw that the theme for this month's hop was Fruit of the Spirit, I knew just what I wanted to do!  My kids LOVE the Music Machine CD and it plays constantly in our car!  I am glad that they know what the Fruits are but I would like my 7 year old to learn some of the verses that address the Fruits.  I made this little book so that he (and eventually the 4 year old!) can start to read these verses and memorize them.  I used a Punky Sprouts Sweetie Sprout album and some of the new Stella and Rose paper from MME.  It was so fun to put together this album!







I am having a RAK in honor of this blog hop.  All you have to do is leave a comments on this post.  If you let me know you became (or already were) a follower in another comment, you'll be entered twice!
What am I giving away you ask?  How about one of the Sweetie Sprouts like you see above?  I'll also throw in a 6 x 6 paper pad of Crate Paper's Restoration plus some of their chipboard embellishments!

Now for some more fun!  Hop on over to Kristal's blog to be inspired!

51 comments:

Janene said...

Hi

I've just popped over from K Andrew's blog as I realised there was a bit of blog hop going on and wow what a hop it is!

Your album is awesome, very inspiring and uplifting.

Thanks for a great blog, I'm now following you. Please check out my blog too and follow if you would like to as I'm a newbie. I love to make friends esp when we hold the same passions.

Hugs
Janene

mypixielandcrafts.blogspot.com
jasminegale@hotmail.co.uk

Marley said...

WOW! I love your album.. I love how you did the big words above the verses.. really beautiful design papers too! Thanks for this great bloghop.. im a new follower! Hugsss Marley

Paper Tree House Studio said...

I absolutely LOOOVE this album! The concept is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Monique Barr said...

Just AWESOME just great

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

What a great idea!! So cute!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

I am a new follower!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

wendy scrappings said...

Wow, love your book. Love all the 'fruits' you've scrapped!

Thanks so much for sharing!

God bless

Celeste said...

I love it... soooo pretty.

Nicolle said...

How inspiring this album is..love the upcycled materials used...thanks for sharing..:)

nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

Naomi said...

What a beautiful album, it would be nice to see it sitting on an end table or a place where seen often so that everyday we are reminded of the fruits of the spirit... Beautiful work and so meaningful!

Nicolle said...

I am new follower..:)

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is a brilliant book, love the way you've let the scriptures speak for themselves.

Scraping Miami said...

love the mini its great

Carolyn Phillips said...

And I've just become a follower.

Bernice said...

I love your minibook. Might have to make one for myself

Jazmin said...

I love the idea of doing a mini book for the fruits [I could use something like that]. And as always - it is beautiful.

Jazzy
MsPoet2Be@gmail.com
www.JazzysCards.blogspot.com

NANA R NASSAR said...

Hello dear! What a lovely album...tkx for sharing...and BTW...i'm a follower now! xoxoxo God bless!

Karelj said...

What a wonderfully colorful book to help your children learn about the gifts of The Spirit! They will love learning from it, even more so because you made it for them! I am so happy to be in this hop with you! I am a new follower. You can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or www.kareljcreations.com

Carol said...

What a beautiful album, it is very uplifting. Thank you so much for sharing your love of the Lord with us. It's great to be hopping with you.

TropicalWon said...

Hello,
I came over from K Andrews blog as well. I love your album very nice. I think it's great that you are going to start teaching your son the bible verses!! Thanks for sharing this with us!!
May God Continue to Bless you and your Family!!
Amanda
Amanda.peterman at gmail.com

Tanya said...

WOW!! How AMAZING is that!! I totally love the different details you added. I am a new follower and excited to see what you do next.

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

joydee1963 said...

Great album! so pretty, I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Misty said...

What a wonderful idea!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Christine Real said...

I love this little book! It is great that your children will have it. Of all of the fruits that I struggle with, Patience is the one I struggle with the most. I have a son-in-law who is an athiest, and he tries me terribly. Maybe he was sent into my life for a reason? Anyway, sorry to burden you with this. Great project!

america57@comcast.net

Christine Real said...

Hi,

I have become a follower

america57@comcast.net

victoria99 said...

I LIKE you on facebook - I'm victoria leester on fb.
I follow your blog by gfc - victoria99
flophasit at yahoo dot com
Thank you for the chance to enter - I LOVE Scrapbooking.
(I like your tent with a view idea)

Becky Dunham said...

I love this idea! The fruits of the spirit are so important for us to remember and knowing the scriptural references is always an advantage when ministering to others. Thanks for the inspiration! I am a new follower of your lovely blog :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Colleen said...

I am a new follower

Colleen said...

Your mini book is really cool. I didn't realize that you could still get Music Machine music. I will have to look for it, even though my kids might be getting too old.

Helen Dooley said...

Thsi ia a cool gift idea. I would like to make a few of these for some teachers at my kids school. We are bold about walking with Christ that we have found the teachers who do as well. its really a nice gift. Thanks!

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Love your mini and this hop! Thanks!
Esigmon at cox dot net

shersl84bed said...

Super album. I am one of your new followers on your blog.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

nantastic said...

What an awesome mini. Would like to do something like this for our grandson. Thanks for such an inspirational hop.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

nantastic said...

Def a new follower.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

kristyscraps said...

Wonderful message. LOVE this mini-album. I think it would be a great project to work on this summer break with my boys. I absolutely adore it and know they would enjoy being a part of it with me. Thank you for blessing me.
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

kristyscraps said...

I am a brand new follower and look forward to all of your projects.
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Theresa said...

What a spectacular book! I love the colors, so cheery as he or she as she get older, reads the words of the Lord! GREAT idea! My oldest is having a hard time remembering her prayers so this would be a Great idea for that as well. Thanks for sharing!
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Theresa said...

I am a happy follower now :)
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

WhichCraft-Liz said...

beautiful album! So inspiring!

Thanks for sharing!
Liz
whichcraft@me.com

chalesek said...

Love it!!!Love your blog too!!Following you !

Debora said...

Es un trabajo muy hermoso!! Gracias por compartir la palabra! Ya soy su seguidora.Cariños Debora

Anna said...

This is just wonderful. Amazing.
I'm a new follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Scrappergal in Idaho said...

I love your spirit filled book. I love the big chip board words.

Scrappy Zeni said...

what a great book for your son to memorize the verses! they are just long enough for his age and easy to understand. So glad to be in this hop with you! God bless!

Connie Gail said...

This would be such a great project for our church ladies and would love to scraplift this from you. I really like your fabric flowers! How about a future tutorial from you on making them? hint-hint! Thanks again for having me as a guest...:O)

Marjolaine said...

new follower, love your book, I think I may have to make one!

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your project is amazing? What a great way to teach your children how to live! It's so colorful and full of the wisdom that God commands us to share with our children. Pat on the back coming your way my sista. TFS such awesome inspiration and encouraging me in Christ. TFS such awesome inspiration and encouraging me in Christ. Many scrappy hugs my sista.

Yours in Christ,
Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Scrappin' Sista said...

I'm a new follower.

Yours in Christ,
Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

I love what you made for your children It is so important that they begin to learn about the scriptures at an early age.

Lynn said...

i am now a follower of yoru blog.

CWimbish said...

I am so interested in this blog hop! Some ladies from my church have been asking me to host a craft night and this is the perfect idea. Thank you so much!

Carrie http://carriewimbish.blogspot.com/