Company Move: Blog Entry 8
Writing on Walls, Marina Bromley
About 12 years ago we had an accident in our home, flooding most of the rooms. Our insurance company was great to get a restoration company out to help clean up the mess and dry the carpeting, but we didn't know that this new-to-us home had years of pets "doing their business" on the floors, and the carpeting and padding had to be torn out, the concrete cleaned (THAT wasn't fun!), and new flooring put in most of the house. Before we had the flooring installed, we wrote scriptures around the rooms on the cleaned concrete. It was memorable for us to do it, and I knew that if I ever built a house (or replaced the flooring again) I'd want to do it again. Well...here we are!
Back in the day I asked friends for their favorite scriptures, and I made sure to get them all in. Now that we are building a home, I knew there were favorites I wanted to write down, but also wanted verses that were relevant to certain rooms and places within the home. I was able to find a few websites that had done this before, combined with my own scripture references, and a few favorite quotes. I ended up with SIX PAGES of size 14 font scriptures! With the oppressive Kentucky heat, I knew that it was going to be a chore to get it written out, but I also know that nothing good comes easy...so with a new set of permanent markers, Mark and I started off in the cool of our Friday evening, writing out verses in our room, and over the entrance to the home.
Saturday morning I was able to meet a long-time friend there at the homesite, and she helped write out the rest of them. What a great memory it made and I regret not getting a photo of us writing them out! Oh well, we have the pictures of some of the words, and we enjoyed a time of prayer and spontaneous worship before we left.
If anyone is interested in the print-out of the scriptures that we used, feel free to email me at marinajbromley(at)gmail(dot)com. I'm happy to email you the document, so you can use it as the foundation of your house-blessing as you build (or refloor) your home.
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