A Brief Home Improvement Update

The new floors that we bought way back on New Year’s Eve are finally being installed!

To say I’m excited (and relieved) would be an understatement of unspeakable magnitude.

We have a tradition when laying new floors. It’s something we’ve done in churches we’ve served and homes we’ve owned. Before the new floor goes down we grab a permanent marker and write a favorite verse (or two, or more) on the exposed subfloor so that we are literally standing on God’s Word and prayer in our home. This time the verses are foundational in more than one way.

I chose to write part of Joshua 25:15 (ESV).

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve…But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

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I remember my parents having a plaque with those words on it in their bedroom when I was a child. I saw it often and have remembered it since. I took a snapshot of the verse for my files but thought the finished image looked interesting enough that others might like to have a copy. You’re welcome to download and print it for your personal use if you’d like.

Jay chose John 15:13 (NASB).

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

I know that’s his heart. He is a pastor through & through and he thinks of his flock even while he’s doing other work.

While Jay worked on the floors I worked on rearranging the contents of cabinets. We had to remove the cabinet above the stove and put in a smaller one in order to install the new-to-us microwave with enough clearance above the cook top to meet building codes. Thankfully our contractor friend was available to help with that project! Now my challenge will be to remember where I moved everything after twelve years of looking for them someplace else!

As Jay completes more of the floor I’ll post a picture on my Facebook page. I’d love to have you follow me there, on Twitter, and here at the blog. Thanks for joining me for A Chat Over Coffee!

I love to hear from you! Are you working on any special projects this weekend?

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Update: This post was shared at The Homemaking Party (2/23), Pretty Pintastic Party #94, Home Matters Linky Party #75, and Five Star Frou-Frou #38.

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