We're taking a quick break from all things house and home to talk about a few things that are close to our heart and also share with you some details about what will be coming up in the future on this little blog. I have a sweet friend who has a wonderful blog called Domestic But Not Martha who has begun a prayer movement that we would love to share with you. It's simply called I Pray For My Enemies. Crystal has such a sweet Godly heart and a desire to spread God's love with others, and shouldn't we all have that desire? Let's join in together and make a daily effort to pray for our enemies and those that might have hurt or wronged us in the past. God's word is clear about this command - "But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matt 5:44), "If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink" (Prov: 25:21), "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you" (Luke 6:27). Praying for our enemies allows us to be free from any bitterness that might be stirring inside of us. Ephesians 4:31-32 says, "Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." If you want to read more about Crystal's burden to spread this message make sure to check out her blog here or you can simply click on the button on my sidebar.
God's word is so important to us, it's the way God speaks and communicates with us. In the past, Justin and I have worked together to memorize scripture as a way of understanding God's word better and growing a closer relationship with Him. We want to start that again and want to invite everyone to join in with us. Each Sunday we will post a new verse for the week for all of us to memorize and study together. We are really excited about this and we'll be showing you how we are going to incorporate it into our everyday lives and our home.
And finally, starting next week we are so excited to begin sharing with you some amazing artists and crafters each week from Etsy. If you don't know about Etsy you can check out my post about it here. We have some great shops lined up to share with you and many of those shops have generously donated items for giveaways! So starting next week be on the look out for our first giveaway and join in!
Thanks for letting us pause for a minute today and share with you a few non-related remodeling things. I guess we can say we are remodeling our hearts as well, not just our homes. We are so blessed to have so many wonderful readers, you guys are the best!