What's the big deal about Young Living

“Write them on the doorframes of your houses…”

Some of you asked why the walls of the big girls' bedroom were being torn down.

Here is what is going on at our house.

We are adding on to our 3 bedroom house. Yes, we have been housing 10 people in a 3 bedroom house.

The situation hasn't been too awfully squished, because 3 girls have been using the "sunroom" as their bedroom. Unfortunately that sunroom was poorly insulated, making it very hot in summer and uncomfortably cold in winter. There were also no closets, and with 3 teen-ish girls in there, well... I'll let you imagine the shoe-palooza scattered all over the floor of that room most of the time.

When we moved into this house 2 years ago, we did so with the hope that we would save our pennies and some day build on to make it suit our family of 10.

Then my husband came home from work one day and didn't have a job.

So we stopped saving for an addition and started saving so we could pay our mortgage and electric bill.

Because of our small savings, the help of so many of you, and my husband's willingness to clean out abandoned rental properties, do yard work, and apply for one job opening after another, we never got behind on our bills.

Now, after months not knowing what the future would hold, and through God's providence, my husband has the best job of our lives! After having to work away from home for 3+ weeks out of every month, he was offered a promotion, and now works mostly right here from home and has excellent insurance coverage!

That promotion has allowed us to begin saving again and to finally add on some extra room with real closets!

Since brand new doorposts are being constructed, I asked the builders if we might write on those. (Deut. 6:4-9) They said it would not hinder their work, so we set out to write the words God has spoken to us on the doorposts of our house.

(I had to take the action shots with my cell phone since my fancy camera needed to be charged. I didn't want to miss this!)

Each person wrote whatever scripture they wanted to remember.

What scriptures would you have written on the doorposts?

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  1. We JUST replaced our front door and didn’t think to do this :/ half tempted to have The Pricipal pull the door out again hee hee

  2. 10 people in 3 bedrooms! We have 9 people(s0on to be 10!) in 4 bedrooms and we thought we were tight for space!
    Very cool idea too!

  3. I love this idea, and we will be using it as our basement undergoes “finishing”. For a room to be shared with siblings, I’d probably write: Romans 12:18 – “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” The best verse, IMO, for sibling relationships!

  4. We did that when we built mom and dads house! Everybody that came over to visit or to check on how things were going had to write a scripture and sign their name. I LOVE IT! I’m also so excited about Mark’s new job and the kids finally getting bigger rooms! Love ya!

  5. What a great idea to mark scripture right into the core of your home.

  6. We are doing this! We are building a house and I have been collecting scriptures we want to use for weeks. Love the comment about having others sign and write one of their own. Will start doing that as well now!

  7. We did this in the church I grew up in when we were able to build our own building. I always thought it was so cool! If I ever build a house or add onto this one, it something we will definitely do.
    When my parents had a new driveway poured, my mom wrote scripture in it, so it is there permanently for all to see. She has also painted scripture above the door in the dining room. So there’s 2 more ideas.

  8. Joshua 24:15 – But as for me and my household, we shall serve Jehovah.
    Psalm 127:1- Unless Jehovah himself builds the house, It is to no avail that its builders have worked hard on it.

    Cool idea!!

  9. What a great idea! I would have added Matthew 6:34: Therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

  10. Love it! This made me smile.

    When I was a teenager, our family pulled up the old linoleum in the kitchen and replaced it with vinyl. My brother, sister, best friend, and I had a great time drawing all over the sub-floor. Not quite as meaningful as what, you did but it was fun. We often wonder if we’ll ever get a chance to replace that floors again and see if our pictures are still waiting for us.

  11. When my hubs and I were building our house (about a million years ago), we and some family members had a blast writing scriptures all over the framework of the house. (My favorite was the one we wrote in the master bath: Gen. 2:25. Oh my!)

    I love hearing that your girls did the same. I hope they sleep sweet in their larger room surrounded by God’s words!

  12. I LOVE this! I’m looking forward to the day when God blesses my husband with a “best job ever” and we are able to have our own place, to actually paint at least one verse in each room of our home as part of the decor. =)

  13. Love it! We are moving into a new home and I already have some verses picked out to stencil over the doorframes inside the house.

  14. I absolutely love how you wrote the versed on the door posts!

  15. This made me tear up! What a beautiful way to surround your precious family even more with God’s unfailing truth. May your home continue to be blessed as you live out your “extreme faith!” You are an awesome testimony to so many of how the Lord truly does care for His people. And one day if we ever build our own home, I’m totally going to swipe this idea! I don’t think you’ll mind! :)))

  16. Until the Lord allowed us to buy a home nine years ago, we rented a three-bedroom, one-bath house and raised ten kids there. Most of the kids are now grown, and they love each other, and are great friends. I can’t help but think that you’re forced to get along in close quarters. My husband I mostly slept in the living room on the floor/couch, but I often told people that I bet that they didn’t have a fireplace and a piano in their bedroom! Now, that’s a master bedroom. Anyway, we moved to a four-bedroom, two-bath house, with an upstairs and a family room to boot…we’re livin’ large, baby!

  17. Oh my! This is the most wonderful idea!
    It makes me want to build a house!

  18. Love the idea. Top verses in my list lately are “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (phillipians 4:13) and “Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (gal 6:9)

  19. Being Jewish we have a Mezuzah affixed to the door post of our home.

    It contains a scroll with the following versus written on it.

    Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21

  20. What a testimony to the builders working on your home as well!

  21. Lisa Beth W. says:

    What a super idea!

    Charlotte–love that master bath verse! :)

    I would include:

    28 For You will light my lamp;
    The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
    29 For by You I can run against a troop,
    By my God I can leap over a wall.
    30 As for God, His way is perfect;
    The word of the Lord is proven;
    He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

    31 For who is God, except the Lord?
    And who is a rock, except our God?
    32 It is God who arms me with strength,
    And makes my way perfect.
    33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
    and sets me on my high places.

  22. We are building a house and recently did this. Thankfully we got pictures of everything because the builder said they had to be removed so other people walking through the house weren’t offended! We were not happy about that at all, but didn’t really have much of a choice in the matter since they technically still own the land until we close. Thankfully they only saw the verses we wrote on the fireplace hearth (we wrote several there and some in black permanent marker so they were very noticeable). They turned the piece of wood around but left it there instead of replacing it, so that made it a little better. Thankfully they didn’t see the tons of other verses we wrote throughout the house in lighter colors! God knows our hearts and that we tried, and at least they are still there. We got some really cute pictures and family memories out of it. My 5 year old really enjoyed it! We also let the 2 year old contribute his scribbles. :) We prayed over the land before we started and prayed in the house as it was being built. I am so thankful for that experience and the house is going to be so special because of it.

  23. Love, love, love this! What a beautiful testimony to all those who enter your home. I was also thinking of the workmen who will be building those walls. How awesome that they may be able to read those words and be led to the Lord.

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