Surrounded by the Word

by Phyllis Sather on April 17, 2013

This is the wall beside our bathroom door.

Surrounded by the Word

©Write the Vision

It’s the first thing I see every morning.

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20 KJV

It reminds me that the Lord has everything in his hand and that I’m His daughter.

The hat picture says “Together we’re better”. My husband left it in my car one morning when we were dating. It reminds me I am a wife and mother and we truly are better together.

The last item is from our wedding program. It says, “We love him, because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 KJV It reminds me that I cannot hope to love or do what I’m called to do without the Lord’s love.

Surrounded by the Word

©Write the Vision

After my shower and getting a cup of coffee I head for my quiet time spot.

As I walk towards my chair I see this verse: “Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 KJV

It reminds me that I need to quiet the thoughts that are ping-ponging in my mind and let the Lord feed my spirit so I can serve Him today.

Surrounded by the Word

©Write the Vision

After quiet time I go to my desk where this verse greets me:

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 KJV

It reminds me to do everything I’m called to do today as unto the Lord.

How have you surrounded yourself with the Word? What do your children see when they get up and are gathering for homeschool? It’s really something we should all think about.

Finding Joy in the Journey,


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Phyllis May 17, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Thanks Donna. I will check out your site.

Donna May 17, 2013 at 10:15 AM

I love this idea! I have enjoyed looking through your blog. Check out Sunshine PenPals and join the fun!

Phyllis April 27, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words. I enjoy making new online friends.

Melanie Wilson @psychowith6 April 27, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Phyllis, thanks so much for linking up with What’s Hot in Homeschooling This Week. I love having Scripture around me in my home. Thanks for the great reminder.

Phyllis April 25, 2013 at 9:43 AM

I like the music idea too, but I learned from homeschooling that I am a very visual learner so having Scripture where I see it often has really helped me to stay on track better. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment.

susan April 24, 2013 at 7:52 PM

I love the idea of literally surrounding myself with His word. I do that audibly with music but I like your suggestion too!

Phyllis April 22, 2013 at 9:40 PM

I’ll have to check that out Janis. Thanks,

Phyllis April 22, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Thanks Sarah. I think it really helps all of us to be looking at Scripture off and on all day. Blessings…

Janis Cox April 22, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Hi again,
It is Janis from He Cares for Us. I am following you at A Holy Experience with my Joy Dare list.

Sarah April 22, 2013 at 1:46 PM

What a lovely post. It seems as though you have surrounded yourself with comfort and inspiration in your home.

Thanks for linking up!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Phyllis April 22, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Oh, etching, sounds beautiful. There are so many decorative ways to display God’s Word in our homes. Thanks for your comment.

Kendra @ AProverbs 31 Wife April 22, 2013 at 7:58 AM

I love having God’s word around our house. My mom does etching and wall words and she has made me so many wonderful things that remind us daily of God’s love.

Phyllis April 21, 2013 at 9:44 PM

I would be glad to link up. Thanks for the invite. Blessings…

Phyllis April 21, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Thank you for the encouraging words. I enjoy your site and your link ups.

momstheword April 21, 2013 at 7:11 PM

I love how these things have such a personal meaning to you and remind you who you are and Who Jesus is every morning! 🙂

Great reminder of the example we are setting for others every day. Thanks so much for linking up to the “Making Your Home Sing Monday” linky party today! 😉

Janis Cox April 21, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Just love these beautiful pictures with Scriptures.
ON Sunday Stillness we link pictures and Scriptures or quotes about God.
I would love you to link up this post.

Phyllis April 20, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Thank you for the invite, and for stopping by.

KM Logan April 19, 2013 at 7:02 AM

I LOVE this idea. I definitely need to take time and make some for my home. I’d love for you to share this post over with us @ Pin My Post Friday.

Phyllis April 17, 2013 at 9:37 PM

We had wallpaper like a chair rail in one bathroom and all three children memorized those verses in that bathroom. Guess that’s a good place to put Scripture!

Pamela April 17, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Excellent. It’s so important to scatter the Word around our house. I found after my children learned to read that they would memorize the verses without knowing they were. I tried to rotate one on the bathroom mirror. There’s no greater defense against the enemy. So enjoyed this post.

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