Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Winner of Whom Shall I Fear Blog hop...Blessed layout

First I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments. As I read them I was not only blessed, but also encouraged. It's awesome to be part of a group of sisters who love God, who are not afraid of what people will say. Who would have known 6 yrs ago when I began scrapbooking that my passion for this art would 5 yrs later lead me to a woman who had a passion for God, who was not afraid to freely speak what the Lord had in her heart. I know being part of her team for a brief moment that there were some obstacles that I will call stumbling blocks, and yet she persevered. She continued her work, because it was a calling. I'm sure there were times where she must have felt should I continue, can I say I am so glad she did. Let me share why? One year ago I was at one my lowest moments when I found a call for a Design Team call, this was different it was not only about promoting her store then, but it was more about sharing the love of God. When I say I was at my lowest it had been 5 yrs that I had stopped serving the Lord and I felt as though my whole world was coming down on me and for a brief moment I thought of yes ending it all. Suddenly I remembered God, and I exclaimed loudly with heart wrenching tears for God's forgiveness. That weekend I reconciled my life to the Lord once again, and the road has not been easy. I was going on and off to church yet God always found a way to speak to me. How? well how funny that Nana Campana continued fiercely with her Blog Hops the reason why was to encourage, bring the lost souls to God through His word. I had stopped being part of the Blog Hop, but I always read of God's love through the Hops. When I found myself recently in one of those heart wrenching moments I got the notice of the Whom Shall I Fear Blog hop, and I thought Lord I know you are speaking to me. I need not be afraid, I have you back in my heart, my life and even better my family is slowly a part of that vision you once promised me. How can I be afraid, yes I had little faith yes I had stumbling blocks, and yet the Lord was able to pick me after each fall. I am slowly building my house on the Rock, but I know that this house will not fall. I thank you Nana for continuing your Calling, your courage, your faith has blessed me in so many ways. For me it's not easy to say I love someone, but I feel this for you not because of your works but because I am truly blessed to have you in my life. thank you all for stopping by.

Ephesians 4:11-15

11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

Here's a layout to share with you all, my beautiful daughters and I.

The winner for GC from Scrapbook.com is

Patsy

please send me your email info.




6 comments:

Becky Dunham said...

What a sweet story Dolores! These hops always encourage and lift me up and also remind me that I am not walking as closely with the Lord as I should be. Thanks for posting this. Love that layout and your cute picture.

Congrats to Patsy :)

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is another lovely LO. Thank you for being so open about your story in these posts and be encouraged, the God you meet on the heights, walks with you through the valleys.

Marjolaine said...

What an encouragement you are Dolores, glad to have you as a "new" friend!

Isaiah 41:13
I am holding you by your right hand - I, the Lord your God - and I say to you, don't be afraid; I am here to help you.

Marjolaine said...

...and I love your layout!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Dolores! So exciting! Here's my email address: patsy.paterno@gmail.com
Thanks for sharing. Yes God always finds the most creative ways to reach us! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Zeni said...

What a great layout! TFS!!