Sunday, April 3, 2011
Welcome to Week 14 of Providence 365.
What a blessing it is to know that you are joining us on this journey through the year. Each week we share a special bible verse to provide a bit of inspiration – something for you to think about, pray on, and hopefully create a layout or hybrid project to help share your thoughts, stories and memories – the ones that are important to you and your family.
Ephesians 6: 1-3
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise - “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
I enjoy looking at this verse and reflecting on it from both directions; as my parent’s child and as my children’s mother. I am my parent’s oldest child. I am also blessed that they are still role models, provide words of wisdom, guidance, love and are there whenever I need them. While over 1600 miles separates us, technology (phone and the internet) keep us ‘close’. They have taught me the values and morals which I live by today and they laid the foundation for me to come to know that Jesus Christ is our Savoir. I have two children at home and they continue to teach me every day. I am prayerful that they are able to learn about life and our loving God from my husband and myself; and that they are able to look back and know they were loved.
As you reflect on this week’s bible verse – think about how your parents have made a difference in your life – how they helped form you into the person you are today. Is there a life lesson that you directly contribute to your parents. And if you have children, what do you want them to know? Here is word art to help you create a layout for your scrapbooks or even a hybrid project like a card or picture for a frame.
I created a 5x7 print that I will frame for my daughter's room.
Make sure you visit us in our Faith Sisters Forum and post your work in our Providence 365 gallery. We can't wait to see what you have created and where your Providence 365 journey is taking you.
If you are new to Providence 365 know that we welcome you to join us. Our arms and hearts are open. You can join us where we are on week 14 – and if you wish, you can go back to the intro as well as previous weeks and complete those layouts – it is your choice. The journey is yours.
Have a blessed week.