I asked Rebecca three questions:
Where did the idea come from?
My idea came from the girls friend’s notes on your door frames.
How does it speak life?
A couple of years ago, I started it and I just keep adding to it. It speaks life – – in that this is our life and what is important to us. Our kids artwork, pics of friends. Kids come to my house and stand there in amazement that we are so proud of this, it is on our kitchen wall. My kids feel esteemed. That makes me happy.
If you could do anything different with it’s creation, what would it be?
It would be to do my whole kitchen. Thinking I just might! I never look at that wall without smiling. Did you notice the top JOY banner? I nailed it up there to keep it in place.
Rebecca, I LOVE this! It oozes celebration! Have a party for your “brag wall” just for your family 😉
I encourage/challenge you:
Find a way to express your family in your house. Something unique that celebrates your family’s interest’s or symbolizes your values? Your Faith? Travels? Music? Hobbies? Dreams? Photos? A Word Wall? Stickie notes of encouragement? Get markers that write on windows? Movie ticket stubs? Airplane tickets? Stamps? Quotes? Bible Verses? What about family recipes? Start with a small bulletin board, or write and wipe, or an old window hung (that way you can move it around, plenty of forgiving room to experiment).
Express your family in a visual way that is eye candy for the heart!
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.
P.S. My “stats” numbers of readers are down and have remained “low” for over a week now, maybe ten days? (Who’s counting, surely not me, in my weakness for people affirmation?!) There is a temptation to get discouraged. I “felt” God smile and “heard” Him say, “Are you kidding? This is perfect. It means you are doing exactly what I ask. Keep on keeping on. Surely you did NOT think MY reward for Kingdom workings is in numbers, DID YOU? You know better than that 😉 Look at me NOT your blog stats!” (He really did wink at my silly self!)