Would a stranger walking into your house be able to tell what you believe without you having to say a word? Do you have scripture visible in your house for teaching your children? What do your walls "say" about your family? Do your door frames (or walls, or mirrors) declare the Lord?
For too many years my walls were bare or contained haphazardly placed random pictures. My fridge was usually buried under kids "artwork", but it usually went from the fridge to the trash. One day another mom and I were discussing the above verse and the importance of having scripture visible in our households, not just for teaching our children, but for our own encouragement, and as a reflection of what we believed to anyone who walked through our doors. We vowed to be intentional in what we placed on our walls.
Since we moved into our new house last summer, I have been struggling to figure out exactly what I wanted. Inspiration finally struck and I have been busily trying to put it all together. My goal is for the wall to speak for itself about what is important in our lives--our faith and our family. I wanted to incorporate our family "theme" verse:
Phillipians 4: 8
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
I am very happy with the way it turned out! What do you think?
Now for the fun stuff! First a freebie, here is a printable 8x10 pdf version of Phil. 4:8 just for you.
And the giveaway-win a custom sized vinyl (up to 36" long and 8 1/2" tall) of Joshua 24:15 for your wall! Let the world know what you believe. I will cut the vinyl on my Silhoutte to the size you specify and send it to you with directions, ready to apply to your wall, mirror, or door.
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