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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Words that Inspire

I love words. (sometimes it’s my downfall) I love Scriptures on my doorposts, words of inspiration framed everywhere, reminders adorning my walls. There is a reason that God spoke the world into being and Jesus is the WORD (and Truth and Life) God has chosen to communicate with us through the Bible, His Word.

My local homeschool support group is having a tea. The goal is to honor veteran homeschoolers while also encouraging those just starting out. There is a loose Mary Engelbreit theme. I want quotes and Scriptures written on chalkboards all around and framed on the tables. There are many many that I love but now I am coming up blank. I need your help.

Do you have a Scripture that motivates your homeschool? A phrase that spurs you on? Is there something that I just can’t leave out?

I am so inspired b the way Melissa at 320 Sycamore uses quotes in her decorating:

"It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice."

Normal Day let me be aware of the treasure you are...

Don't ya just LOVE the Pretty is as Pretty does?

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melismama said...

We have a few of them that I say almost every day...recently I have been just Thanking God all day all the time for the little things. I have read and heard of too many good people being taken from this earth at an early age, leaving families behind and I just don't want any moment to slip away..

Sergeant Zapple said...

Love that idea. I can't think of anything other than the teach them constantly, the one all homeschoolers seem to love. I love putting sayings and words around the house but sadly I never get around to it. I hope you have a wonderful tea.

Kelly said...
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Kelly said...

I too love words...we have scripture all over the house that inspires us...

Isaiah 40:31, Joshua 24:15, Joshua 1:9, Matt 19:26 ...

on the fridge are character qualities we want to see in our home (a list of "do's" rather than a list of "don'ts"

And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. (Luke 10:27)

LOVE And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. (1Corinthians 13:13)
COMPASSION (Jesus had compassion: Matt 9:36, 14:14, 15:32, 18:27&33, 20:34, Mark 1:41, 5:19, 6:34, 8:2, 9:22, Luke 7:13, 10:33, 15:20)
Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. (1Peter 3:8-9)
DILIGENCE And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6:11-12)
GENEROSITY Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. (2Corinthians 9:7)
KINDNESS Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:31-32)
OBEDIENCE Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. (Ephesians 6:1-3)
ORDERLINESS Let all things be done decently and in order. (1Corinthians 14:40)
PATIENCE Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: (Romans 15:5)
PUNCTUALITY To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
RESPECT Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
(Eph 6:2-4)
SELF-CONTROL But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
THOROUGHNESS Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (1Corinthians 10:31)

I love quotations but at this point in time I feel led to impress Scripture on the hearts and minds of my kiddos...

Let us know how your tea goes!!!

the monkeys' mama said...

i couldn't agree more with Kelly. She said it best and she listed GREAT verses.

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

I love all of your quotes and sayings. They are really great reminders when you have them displayed. Very inspiring

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Monica said...

I'm also a lover of words. I have a beautiful journal where I write down new and interesting words or just words that I love and I also include the meanings.
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Missy @ My Life Ain't Always Beautiful said...

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crystal b. said...

Oh I so love this. I'm with you -- I love being surrounded by inspiring thoughts. In fact, I'm in the process of framing a whole wall of them in my studio. Two of my favorites are phillipians 4:8, and a line from an old Jimmy Steward movie called Shannendoah "If we don't try, we don't do. And if we don't do . . . then why are we here?"

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