Friday, April 29, 2011

Fruit of the Spirit Blog Hop

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 Merlin’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! 


This hop has meant so much to me, I have been able to reflect on what fruits I have in my life, so I decided to start a scrapbook on the fruits of the spirit.  I only got two pages done.  Love & Joy.  God has blessed my life tremendously with my wonderful husband, two awesome daughters, a son-in-law that loves his family and cares for them and two crazy, but wonderful grandchildren.  I plan to continue my pages through then entire list of the fruits.  God is so great and I hope you are blessed by this awesome blog.  Thank you for sharing this with us.

Now on to my blog candy, just leave me a comment and a way to get in touch with you if you win and on Monday, I will have pick a winner for me.  I hope you enjoy what you've seen already and what you will see as you continue on.

Now for some more fun! Hop on over to Chalese  blog to be inspired


  1. I really love your lay outs!! Beautiful pictures and colors! Thanks for this great bloghop and for a chance to win your gorgeous candy! Hugs xx Marley

  2. Lovely layouts you've made.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    God bless!

  3. such great layout so far can't wait to see more!!
    thanks for the chance to win
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  4. Your layout is soooo darn pretty I love it

  5. What pretty LO's! Beautiful work..:)


  6. thanks for giving us a chance to win something and also what a great project

  7. Pretty LO, and a great idea for a continuing project. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Your layouts are really pretty, and I love the idea of doing a book for the fruits.


  9. What a beautiful expression of the Fruit! I love the colors you chose for your layouts! They are so filled with love. I'm so happy to be hopping along with you! I am a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or

  10. What a lovely project! Tkx for sharing! xoxoxo...BTW...I'm a follower now! God bless!

  11. Such great Layouts!! I am a new follower and would love for you to visit when you get a chance.


  12. Beautiful Layout!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  13. great layout! so pretty, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  14. I love this layout, may I scraplift it?
    very beautiful!

    I have become a follower!

  15. I love your project! I really like the colors you used and can't wait till you get the others done... I am a new follower but I don't know how to find your page on Facebook in order to like it.... any suggestions! I will be back for sure!

  16. I wish I were as talented as you and were able to show off my items. I like to scrapbook but you are really great. I follow your blog by gfc - victoria99
    flophasit at yahoo dot com
    Thank you for the chance to enter - I LOVE Scrapbooking.

  17. What a fabulous idea Carol! A scrapbook about the fruits of the spirit in you life - I love that! Very inspiring :) Thanks for much for sharing this amazing project. I look forward to seeing the whole thing when it is finished!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  18. These are really awesome pages. I like the first one with the title on it. And I got a wrm feeling on the wedding one. Thanks for sharing with us. my addy is hcdooley at yahoo dot com

  19. Beautiful layouts. I'm a new follower of yours.

    Smiles Sher

  20. What a beautiful LO> This hop is very inspiring. New follower
    nana5604 at gmail dot com

  21. What a great project and an awesome message. thank you for blessing me today.

  22. So so pretty! You did a really good job!

  23. Great layouts. Just wonderful.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  24. what an awesome scrapbook to start! i love that you concentrated on the fruit of the spirits! Can't wait to see more of what you do with your faithbook!

  25. What a brilliant idea to have an entire album of "Fruits of the Spirit". I will have to case that idea for sure.

  26. Oh the colors made me smile this morning!! Love your design awesome job!! :)

  27. I love your style and eye for color. Thank you for sharing your lay-outs. I'll be back later to see your other projects....:O)

  28. I love the idea of doing an album, very nice.

  29. Love, love, love it! Great job. TFS such awesome inspiration and encouraging me in Christ. Many scrappy hugs my sista.

    Yours in Christ,
    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)

  30. I really enjoyed seeing your layouts. great job.


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