Thursday, February 3, 2011

Writing on your door frames *Plus a freebie and Giveaway!*

"Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates. " Deut. 6:5-9

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.

To Enter:

*Leave a comment below, share a way you use scripture on your wall (or a way you are inspired to try),
your favorite verse, or some tidbit about yourself.

*"Like" the Heart-Hands-Home blog on Facebook.  I am going to be having some special giveaways and freebies just for the facebook users in the future, so get in on the fun.  Leave a separate comment for "liking" the page.

*Spread the word.  Share this giveaway on facebook, twitter or your blog (or any other way you want) and leave an extra comment letting me know how you shared.

The drawing will be open until Sunday February 6th at midnight.  A winner will be chosen next Monday morning.


From Snowflakes To Hotcakes said...

I would love to win this! :-) I would put it in my living room. I'm actually memorizing your family verse at the moment, so I'm excited about the pdf file you offered. I have the perfect spot for the vinyl cutting, though;-) Right over the TV, to remind us of our priorities! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey i liked you on facebook ( i think i did anyway), computers are a mystery to me sometimes...i would hang it in my bedroom, not exactly public but would be great to start the day with reading a verse without even picking up my scriptures but germany is a little out of the way to send...andrea

Becky said...

I have been using Scripture for years in our home. One way that I have done this is to write "calligraphy" style on our window sills and chair railings. In our entryway, we have chair railing half way up on each way. I have Psalm 101:2-4,and Galatians 5:22 on the other. I have the names of Jesus on our mantle over the fireplace, "Savior, Lamb of God, Immanuel, Prince of Peace, Alpha and Omega,Morning Star, Holy One, Redeemer, Jesus. On the window sill above our bed I have a verse from Song on Solomon - I am my beloved and he is mine, his banner over me is love. I would love to have this for our sons room. Thank you for your blog. I have so enjoyed it!!! I will be watching for another giveaway for you cookbook. God bless you and your family!!!

Mrs. H said...

What a beautiful arrangement! The only scripture I've got on my walls are vintage plaques & pictures that I've found in thrift stores. I would LOVE to update our living room with something like this! :)

Bonnie said...

Lovley arrangement would love to have something so beautiful for my walls. I have been looking for something with beautiful scriptures. I donot have anything at this time like this on my walls.
I liked you on facebook and very proud to have you on my link.
I also commented about your giveaway also.I encouraged all my friends to sign up. God Bless you and your family.

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