Almost There!

“He who finds  a wife finds  a good thing and obtains favor  from the Lord.” (Proverbs 18:22, ESV) Well, three flower girl dresses are almost done, and the wedding is this Saturday! Little Katie, one of my granddaughters, who along with her cousin Ruby, is a flower girl, says a fairy godmother is making her a princess dress to wear at the wedding. 🙂 I’ve never been a fairy godmother before. […]

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Decorating Bible Verses with Leaf Art

Greetings! This is Katelyn, Daniel’s wife. For several years now I’ve enjoyed making what I call ‘leaf-art’. However, they have been in such high demand as gifts that precious few have ever made it onto our walls! So, not only has this contest helped us get Scripture stenciled on our walls, but it’s given me the excuse to take the time and make some frameable verses. With all the beautiful […]

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“Write Them on the Doorposts” Contest Entries

We still have one month before the “Write them on the Doorposts” contest ends, and over 100 photos have been entered already! (We’re also increasing the prizes!) We’ve enjoyed seeing the creative ways you’ve found to decorate your homes with Scripture, and we want to share a few of the photos entered so far (see below). These aren’t finalists, they’re just a sampling of the different ideas, and we hope […]

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New Contest Prizes

Since launching the Write Them on the Doorposts contest, we’ve already received over 100 entries! We are increasing two of the contest prizes, thanks to generous donations from two family businesses that we discovered after the contest launch. If you haven’t already entered the contest, make sure you send us a photo of Scripture in your home by December 1. You could win one of these prizes! Prizes to be […]

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Heroes for Our Children

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set […]

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We plant. He makes it grow.

This week we are switching our schedule. Tuesday’s posts will be a bit more irregular. We may skip a Tuesday here and there, in the interest of carving out more time to work on new Doorposts products. Project posts and posts directly related to child training will now be posted on Thursdays. “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm […]

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Thoughts About the “Good Old Days”

Well, it was a bittersweet weekend. The last of this year’s many-many-trips-to-the-beach-and-a-whole-bunch-of-other-places, and the event that has finally helped me reconcile with the fact that summer is over. This trip was an annual pilgrimage of our family and our dear friends-and-neighbors up the road. Our two families have gone to the beach together every fall for at least ten years, probably more. We had a great time, like always. The […]

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What about the child who grabs the toy?

When a child takes a toy from another child, he should be corrected. He has ignored another person’s rights. He has not treated the other child in the way he himself would like to be treated. When this happens, the wronged child – the one who has lost his toy – will probably yell or cry. When this happens, it is easy, as parents, to focus on him because he […]

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“Write Them on the Doorposts” Giveaway and Contest

“You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:9 This month, Katelyn and I are finally accomplishing a goal that’s been on our to-do list since moving into our house two years ago. We’re stenciling Scripture on our walls! I’ve been thinking about various decorative and creative ways of placing Scripture in our home. Since this activity ties right in with Doorposts’ mission, […]

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What to Do with “I Want It Now!”

If you have more than one child, you’ve had to help your children learn to share. Most household sharing problems start when one child decides he wants something another child has – now. Both children in this situation need to be instructed. One needs to learn to be content. The other needs to learn to share. Let’s focus on the first child today. It can be challenging to teach young […]

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