Sunday, March 2, 2014

The B-I-B-L-E

That is the song that keeps going through my mind...

The B-I-B-L-E,
Yes, that's the Book for me.
I stand alone
On the Word of God,
The B-I-B-L-E.

Why, you ask?

Because that is what we are doing.

Standing on the Word of God.

Well, kind of.

We did this in our first house.

Except we didn't have children at that time. Well, one was in utero, but he didn't participate.

What am I talking about?


We chose and wrote verses (specific to that room)  on the floor before the new flooring went down.

I am guessing unless the current homeowner of that house has done any foundation work, our words are still there.

So I wanted to do it again.

We have a lot of exposed floor, both upstairs (that still sounds strange to say!) and down.

We are getting close to the new flooring stage.

It was time.

And today was a perfect day to do it. No church.  Sleet. Thundersleet, no less.

So we grabbed some Sharpies (and then swiftly changed to pencils and ink pens because Sharpies don't work well in thick dust) and our Bibles (whether the actual book or an on-line version) and got to work.

This time was a much different experience compared to last time.

For one thing, there were six of us writing, not two.

Child 4 chose mainly verses in Exodus, particularly the 10 Commandments. That was what he knew the most. :)

Child 3 chose several verses from "Revolutions". :) (Her word, not mine)

Child 2 chose favorite verses.

And Child 1 was a little more like Hubby and me. Choosing specific verses for each room.

Would you like to wager a guess as to which of my verses goes with which room? The choices are living room, office, landing, common area, bathroom, Child 2's bedroom, and Child 4's bedroom...

Forgive the writing. It really was a challenge writing on dusty floor.  It was also a challenge staying clean while doing that. I was wearing a fuzzy red robe. BIG mistake. :)

I should interject that there is nothing magical about what we did.  We don't think special blessings will be bestowed upon us for doing this. Nor do we think the words will just magically "be absorbed" into our children through osmosis.

This was just for us. A focus. Being intentional. Thinking about the purpose of each room.  Thinking about our God and His commands. And in some ways, offering a prayer for our children as they grow.

More soon,

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