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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Faith Discovery Challenge #11 - {Woman of Virtue}

Hello! Before I begin, I wanted to feature this beautiful LO posted for the previous Faith Discovery challenge -Stay Focused. This was created by another beautiful and extremely gifted CT member of Faith Sisters, Cheryl in FL a.k.a. gonewiththewind in the gallery.
She is such a beautiful person inside and out and it definitely shows through in all her creations.

Her journaling reads:

The Road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow, if I can, pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say."

And this is what she says in regards to the quote:

I am not sure where my path is going, but I must follow it with eager feet, knowing that God will place me where many other paths and errands meet. Although I often want all the answers and struggle, it is so refreshing to lean on Him and know that He has my path, my road, in His Hands."

Please check out her gallery for more inspiring layouts and you will definitely be blessed, I promise!

Featured Layout for "Stay Focused" Faith Discovery Challenge

By Cheryl in FL

Can you believe it's MAY already? I can't! May is one of my favorite months of the year and also one of the busiest aside from the holidays. To name a few of the reasons I love the month of May is because of the annual National Scrapbooking Day that everyone all across the nation and even in some other parts of the world, is excited about. So much is happening in all the scrapbooking communities and it doesn't matter which way you scrap--paper, digital, hybrid--we all have the same passion to preserve our memories and tell our stories for our future generations. Woohoo, I can't wait! If you want to know what's happening right here at Faith Sisters, please check back here often during this weekend. You won't want to miss it!

{Woman of Virtue}

Another special reason I love the month of May is, Mother's Day which is on the 11th (also the day my DH proposed to me :). Not only do I love being pampered, but it's always a special moment for me to remember how extremely blessed I am to be a mother AND it also serves as a reminder to me that we should honor and give appreciation to our own mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, friends and relatives who share the common gift of motherhood. My own mother went home to be with the Lord when I was only 11 years old. And even though it's been a very long time since then, memories of her life and godly example has never left me. There was one day at the hospital before she passed away that I clearly remember and the last words she spoke to me was something that I believe were words that God knew would help me stay close to Him throughout my life. This is what she said,

"Always remember to love Jesus and to keep serving Him because He will take good care of you. Be a good girl and finish school so that you will live a good life. Pray for your sisters and Daddy to keep going to church and to always love the Lord."

I believe that was her prayer and God definitely heard it because most of it has already come to pass. After so many years of being lost, I found my way back to the Lord, I'm currently in school and blessed with a wonderful husband and two precious children, and my Dad re-dedicated his life to the Lord 3 months before he died. So, it's only a matter of time before my sisters and their families receive the gift of salvation which I have been fervently praying for and know will also come to pass. I guess what I want to share is, the prayers of a mother are very powerful. Like my pastor, Rev. Mary Stewart (wife of our beloved Rev. Ed Stewart) would say,

"Don't underestimate the power of your prayers. God listens and He hears and is faithful. Your prayers have value and we have such a privilege to be able to pray to our God who is alive and is able to do exceedingly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us."

So in honor of all the mothers that we love and care about, this week's challenge is based on a passage that I think describes the highest standards of what a mother is and the beautiful role that they play. I know that we all would love to be as perfect as this proverbial woman, but I know that even if I may not do all that it says, there's one verse that I believe we should all focus on and it's Proverbs 31:30, "Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised." My mother was hardworking and sacrificed so much of her life for her family but. the one thing about her that was unforgettable was her love and faithfulness for the Lord, which is my understanding of what true virtue is. My prayer is to do the best that I can be to be a woman of virtue and to leave behind for my family, a legacy of faith, just as my mother did...

Challenge #11 -
In honor of Mother's Day that is just around the corner, this challenge is based on scriptures found in Proverbs 31. This passage has always given me a glimpse of what a virtuous woman is like especially Proverbs 31:30 - "Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised." For this challenge, I thought I'd ask you to read and study this chapter in Proverbs and create a LO of your mother or someone that reflects the character of a proverbial woman. For some of us who may want to scrap about a sister, a friend, or a relative would be perfectly fine, too. Another option to this challenge if you'd like, is to scrap about what you feel in your heart when it comes to the person you are and the things that matter to you as a woman of virtue.

*click on images to see credits*

By Dahlia Co

In honor of my mother, Erlinda A. DeGuzman

By Terrie L.

By Jackie Ann

By Tammy

By Rita S.

I do have one more thing to mention!!!! Don't go away just yet! I have a free download for you and maybe you'll be able to use it for this week's challenge! I hope you like it!

Download here.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing your work! It's never too late to do any of our previous challenges so feel welcome to join in at any time! :) For discussion and info, please visit our FDC forums as well. Take care and have a blessed weekend!

1 comment:

Hope said...

My dear friend just finished an amazing study of P31 on her blog. It's a must read!