Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Guest Artist - Gwen

Morning everyone! I trust your Monday went well. I'm making progress on my craft room but it is pretty overwhelmingly messy right now!

Today I'm featuring my blogging buddy, Gwen. I get to show you a wonderful vintage scrapbook page. Gwen used several items from the new Summer Mini catalog such as the new set called Elements of Style along with some of the wonderful Smooch spray that is offered in the mini. Head on over to Gwen's blog HERE to see more of her crafting. Her super cute new blog look is making me think I might want a new blog look....again. Smiley from millan.net

And onto this week's How To Pray For Your Children:
1. Pray that they will know Christ as Savior early in life.
2. Pray that they will have a hatred for sin.
3. Pray that they will be caught when guilty.
4. Pray that they will be protected from the evil one in each area of their lives.
5. Pray that they will have a responsible attitude in all their inter-personal relations.
6. Pray that they will respect authority over them. Romans 13:1 Well, this one is hard. Why? Because we as adults have a hard time with respect for those with authority over us, so why would it not be difficult for children? Romans 13:1 says...Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. It is easy to think that this is just talking about government, right? With our children though this is referring to you as parents, teachers at school, church leaders, and frankly adults in general. You know when you read the phrase "teenagers now a days" and it isn't referring to something good? This is what this scripture is talking about. Our boys say yes, mom and yes, dad when in response to something we say to them or ask them to do. They are polite most of the time (at least they better be...lol) and we connect this behavior to the fact that God tells us to act this way by being respectful of our authorities as well. Have no doubt...we often fail and so will our kids. Thankfully that is what grace is for!

I hope you enjoyed Gwen's scrapbook page and that today's How To Pray For Your Children will encourage you in your prayer time!Smiley from millan.net

5 comments that make my day!:

Cristina said...

Beautiful page! I love the lace. This is a great idea to feature other crafters. Can't wait to see who else you show.

Danni said...

What a fab idea to feature other crafters!! Gorgeous page!!

Elizabeth S. said...

This is a beautiful page!! I love the vintage look!
Such a wonderful thing for you to feature fellow bloggers.

Jeannette Siciliani said...

That vintage piece is beautiful, I love vintage!! As always, thanks for helping us in praying for our children. I think I'd like t put all these prayers into a mini album...what do you think? It would be nice to have on my coffee table, and good reference. {{Hugs}}

Gwen Mangelson said...

Thanks Lorie! Wow! I had no idea you did this! lol When are you coming to soul-scrappers to join the scrapping fun? Thanks again! I am going to tell everyone on my blog today to come over and check it out! lol