Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Standing on The Word

My house is a huge stinkin' disaster and it's about to make me go insane!


It's a disaster because we are in the midst of ripping out all of our carpet and replacing it with wood laminate floors. I know I'm going to love it when it is done but right now I am about to go batty because of all of the mess and clutter which seems to be absolutely, positively everywhere! I'm a girl who loves a place for everything and everything in it's place and right now..............NOTHING is in it's place.

This evening while we were finishing prepping Maddie's room I had an idea. I got a black Sharpie and told her to write her favorite Bible verses on the concrete floor. She absolutely loved the idea and immediately got to work. She knew several verse by heart that she wanted to use and quickly wrote them on the floor.

She then got her Bible out and began to search for other verses. It was so fun to watch her search through her Bible and find verses that really spoke to her.

I tried to suggest a few that I thought she might like. One verse I love, have on my desk at work, and suggested to her was Philippians 2:14 which says.........Do everything without complaining or arguing. She said "OH no, I'm not putting that verse down. If I do, I'll feel bad every time I complain or argue." That of course, was my point. (Of course I explained that even if she chose not to use that verse, it is one we are called to obey. )

She spent about an hour looking up and writing verses on her floor. I loved watching her and love the thought that she will daily be surrounded by God's word.

It kind of gives new meaning to "Standing on the Word" doesn't it?

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  1. What a wonderful idea! Love it!

    And... love Madison's shirt too! :o)

  2. What awonderful legacy you are giving your daughter. Sure will make her think about it before she stomps around in her room.

  3. That is so neat! And I love her logic!

  4. I love that idea! And I am so late to the party!


  5. Love, love, love this idea, Shannon. How awesome! How much it must please the Father to see you raise up a Godly woman by instilling truth in her. Wow.

    Did I mention I love this? :)


  6. What a WONDERFUL idea.. that was inspired!! I don't know why we haven't thought of this before! hmmm How to incorporate this now... have to think about this.
    Great thoughts as always..

  7. I guess that's one way to make the best of the situation. What a great idea. When I redid my daughter's ceiling texture and swirled a heart up there. I told here every time she saw it she should remember that I love her. Now she's married and gone and everytime I look at it I remember that I love her.

  8. I love this idea too! I also think it is neat that someday, far down the road, someone else will replace the laminate with some other type of flooring and find the Bible verses knowing that good, God-loving people once lived in your home. :)

  9. I wish I had thought of that when we had our floors done last November...what a great idea!

  10. Standing on the Promises, for sure!

    What a great idea!!

  11. That's awesome! Makes me want to rip some carpet up in some rooms here!! LOL!!!

  12. What a brilliant idea! I love Jen's comment someday a new style will come our way and someone will pull the floor and see an amazing foundation! Maybe it will find itself on "If these walls could speak." What a fantastic memory for your whole family! Can't wait for the new floor pictures and everything back in it's place for your sanity's sake!