Last winter, the Doorposts blog had a Write Them on the Doorposts contest. To participate, you simply had to submit a photo, or photos, showing how you decorate your home with scripture. I did not participate in the contest, but I got some wonderful ideas on ways to display God’s word in your home.
I’ve already used one of the creative contest submissions in our new home. I got the idea from the Tyler Family who lost their home in a tornado. When they rebuilt their house, they had family and friends write scriptures on the framing of the house. What a wonderful way to wrap your family in God’s word and to literally build your house on the word of God.
I knew I wanted to do this someday, and that someday came sooner than I thought it would. We are in the process of building and our house should be finished some time in August. When they completed the framing, I went in and got to work writing God’s word on the “doorposts” of our home. Here are some pictures of some of the scriptures I wrote down:
|Luke’s room; I meant to write this in the finished basement, but it got switched|
Here are the other scriptures I wrote on the framing:
I’m looking forward to using many more of the wonderful ideas from the contest when our home is finished!
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Emily Cook says
I have Scriptures and hymns posted all over the house- particularly in my grumpy work areas (by the sink and by the laundry machine!) It is a gentle reminder for me to point my eyes and thoughts UP! 🙂
Hopping by from Consider the Lillies!
Hi. I found you from Holy Spirit-led Homeschooling. What a wonderful idea! I love when people take commands in the Bible literally. By the way, I love your fabric flower decorations on your sidebars! Super cute!
Love Is A Verb - an action says
I LOVE LOVE the scriptures!! We also anoint our home with oil. I know someone who put a bottle IN the walls. You’re that much closer…YAY!!!!!
Lauren @ mercy(INK) says
What an AWESOME idea!!! so love these scriptures!
would LOVE for you to link up at MercyINK Heart&Home Link Party at http://www.mercyINKblog.com
have a blessed Tuesday!
Sarah Avila says
I just linked up! I’m glad you found my blog and told me about your link up. It looks like a fun one. I’ve added it to my linky list.
I just posted yesterday on this very subject ~ great post! Found you by way of Wisdom Wednesday Link-up.
Blessings to you!
Great Idea! I will have to check out the other ideas from that contest, I love the thought of having God’s word covering our home.
What Joy Is Mine says
When we built our home, we did the same thing but God just laid the idea on my heart. Each family member picked their scripture choice for their room and we decided together on the rest. I took pictures as well before it was all covered up. It is a great way to bless your home and to acknowledge God’s provision. Thank you for bringing up a wonderful memory and for sharing at WJIM this week. You choose beautiful scripture to bless your home.