Monday, August 29, 2011

Faith Verse Blog Hop

Faith Verse Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog! Today we kick off the Faith Verse Series that Kari Sanchez is doing on her blog starting September I am a part of the DT that will be guesting on Kari's blog (PurpleFuntastick Creations)  for the Faith Verse Hop, and she is doing a Faith Series that takes place on Mondays every week. I am excited to be a part of this group, to share my favorite verse and story for God.  Thanks for stopping by and if you are arriving from Kari - then you are in the right place.

There is a grand prize with Kristal Andrews Faith Stamps and other scrappy prizes to the winner and you have to comment in order to be eligible and also love to have you as a follower to my blog. It is not required but sure would be fun to have you..

Here is my verse and story:  Proverbs 22: 6 Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.  This is such an awesome responsibility!  I have failed God on so many levels but he picked up where I did not succeed and I have a son who loves the Lord and is trying his best to be the example before his son's that he believes God wants him to be.

Someone once said to me that we try way to hard..they said that all God really wants us to do is to plant the seeds and then stand back and let Him do the harvesting..  Think about that for a minute and really take it in..It is true!! We get in the way so many times..

My contribution to this hop is a layout I did of my son with a wonderful prayer from a new father to God..This of course is my son and my first grandson, Nolan.  The prayer goes like this:

          Lord I am asking for your help to raise my newborn son.  Give me strength and guide me because I know that You're the One that sent this angel to me, a little heaven here on earth.  For now I know my place in life...I'm no longer who comes first.  Once I had no answer as to why I am here, but when I looked into my baby's all became so clear.  This little bit of heaven owns me, heart, and soul and it is You that sent him to me a greater love I'll never know.  So take these rugged hands of mine and help me to understand, just what it is I need to do to raise this little man.  Help me build a boy that knows it's You that holds the key to all that heaven holds for us...Show him YOUR love through ME.  Mitch Speed

Thanks again for checking me out and your next stop is Carolyn -

I will be offering blog candy in the form of Inque Boutique acrylic stamp please be sure to leave a comment..:)  God bless all who read this and participate in this blog hop!

Vicki -


Carolyn Phillips said...

That is a lovely LO, with a heartfelt prayer.

quietjournals said...

beautiful. I too, dropped the ball when my son was little...sort of. Like you, I gave enough...God has been able to use it and work.

Eileen Fields said...

Love that scripture! Very touching LO!

MagicLady said...

What a beautiful layout - and I also love that piece of scripture.

Babs x

Shawnee said...

What a beautiful layout!! I love the scripture that you shared!!

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

That is a wonderful LO and what a great testimony ...thanks for being a part of my group and doing the Hop I can't wait to see what else you do! :)

Scrappin' Sista said...

I love it! The prayer is wonderful. Your LO is amazing. I can see the love in your son's eyes. Many blessings to you. TFS!!!

Yours in Christ,

Shannon Leffew Keith said...

Love it! Brought tears to my eyes.

Tammy G. said...

Beautiful prayer!

Edwina said...

Love your layout! You can see the love of a Dad for his son there. That verse goes so well with it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

SueNJ said...


I so love this and the verse is so true. Thank goodness that God is merciful and there to intercede. I came to Christ late in life and so I commit them in prayer to the Lord everyday :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

bluecrayons said...

this touched my so much. very nicely done.

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Lori Comeau said...

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McVic said...

great layout! And a precious moment scrapped just right!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the layout.

Brenda said...

This is so wonderful. I love your layout and the prayer is so rich. Great job.
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Brenda said...

This is so wonderful. I love your layout and the prayer is so rich. Great job.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Teela said...

Very nice. and I love that verse as well. Sometime I tried to train up my kids in the way I thought the Lord would be pleased, but it was not their BENT...not the way God created them to be. So thanks for the reminder.

PLEPOMA said...

How lovely. A child is a blessing to all.

JustYolie said...

Beautiful prayer and layout...thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm now follow you too. :)

Lisa said...

Such a heartwarming LO. Thank you for sharing. God's grace is truly humbling :O)