The Fruitful Season: Part 6

In the building of our house, there were a few areas that needed an artist’s touch. When we redesign our web-site, an artist’s eye is very helpful. Joseph (20) has provided the artistic flare to our projects in recent years.

Joseph is the one who pictured our fireplace including the mantle in his mind, drew a plan, selected the materials, and then actually built the fireplace. It is now a lovely focal point of our living room.

Steve’s desire for our new home is that it have Scripture all over the walls. Because we put a texture coating on the walls painting, stenciling, and vinyl letters are not a good option. Last year for Christmas, Joseph and Sarah gave this gift to Steve.

Joseph used a photograph he had taken, chose the Scripture, designed it in Photoshop, found the place to make it, paid to have it done, and took responsibility for hanging it up.

Joseph has designed and put together our web-site and He not only has the ability to plan something aesthetically pleasing, but he has the ability to program it as well.

In these years when our children are choosing to live in our home until the Lord calls them to marriage, we are experiencing the joys of the blessings they bring to our home through their presence in our lives and the abilities they bring to our family and ministry. These are the fruitful years.

Trusting in Jesus,

“And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. He was a widow’s son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass” (1 Kings 7:13-14).

8 thoughts on “The Fruitful Season: Part 6”

  1. This is something I hope for my children. Our first three are boys. I think most people want them out of the house fast. But, I would rather they stay at home and save up money for their future. I think our life could have been so different if we had a little saved to put down on a home or some land.

  2. That is a LOVELY wall hanging…I would love for the walls of my house to be covered with Scripture – what a lovely idea and how you are making it happen.

    I am curious…do y’all remember where it was ordered from? Is it possible to pass along a website?

    Thanks so much and may God bless your family!

    ~ Ruth Ann

    I don’t know where he got it. He just did an Internet search.


  3. What a beautiful home.
    Have you considered selling wall hangings like the one shown on this blog posting? I’d buy one!
    Who knows? Maybe sometime.


  4. That fireplace is absolutely beautiful, as well as the Scripture wall hanging. What a talented family! God bless.

  5. Beautiful work, Joseph! God has blessed you with a talent and it’s good to see it being used as a blessing to others. Kind of reminds me of the Lord using all the best skilled craftsmen in Israel to build Solomon’s temple. He gives us gifts and talents to be used for His glory. God bless your beautiful family.

  6. What a great post. I actually struggle with the fact of when it is right for our children to leave home. We have four children ages 4-10, 2boys and 2 girls. Society tells us 18 is the magical year but I’m beginning to wonder why. I would be so appreciative of more training time with them in young adulthood as well. Thanks for posting this. Definitely something for my husband and I to be praying about.

  7. Beautiful work. Joseph has a gift and it’s so good to see him using it in the home. The fireplace is stunning, and the wall hanging is so lovely, I too would buy one for my own home.

    Children are brought up with the idea that they must want to leave home at 18 and get out on their own. My children did this in that they went off to college, but still lived at home during holidays and summers. Definitly not ther same as how your family does it. I feel a bit of regret that I didn’t learn all this until my children were grown.

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful talent of one of your children.

    Blessings, Mari

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