Come on in the house.
I’m glad to see you.
You’re such a blessing to me.
I’m thankful you’re my friend.
God bless you.
You did such a good job!
Good night, sweetie.
Words matter. In fact, they can encourage, enlighten, and edify a person’s heart. Winsome words stir warm memories, make us think, inspire us, and extend welcome. Those are the ones I want to speak and display in my home.
Join me for a brief tour of our house to see some words I’ve chosen to display.
Well, y’all, I’m Southern and that’s what we say here. Doesn’t this greeting cultivate a sense of welcome?
Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. –I Peter 4:8-9 ESV
Erin, my dear friend, asked me one day which accent colors I intended to use in a newly painted room. Months later, I found this treasure under my Christmas tree. Do you agree with the words she cross-stitched on this sampler?
10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. . . .19 We love because he first loved us. –1 John 4:10, 19 ESV
This little piece of art in my kitchen reminds me to take concerns to God instead of worrying about them or uttering complaining words. Do you need reminders like I do?
Pray without ceasing. –1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV
My sweet friend, Susan brought an assortment of pretty magnets to a birthday gathering for high school friends. This is the one I selected. Can you imagine how these words encourage me to focus on blessings?
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. –Psalm 118:24 ESV
From the time she was about four years old, our daughter would respond to “I love you,” with “Love you more.” What perfect words for this moment we shared just before her wedding! (I do love that girl . . .more!) Would you agree that the memory of joyous words is worth capturing?
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. –Proverbs 17:22 ESV
This custom-made postcard sparks memories of my dear friend Lisa visiting from Kent, Ohio. We laughed a lot and prayed together. Time with friends is time well-spent. Which words come to mind when you think of dear friends?
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. –Proverbs 27:17 ESV
I enjoy sharing encouragement through words, acts of kindness, and meaningful gifts to brighten someone’s day. Knowing this, my talented friend Katy painted this canvas just for me. How can our words serve as blessings to other people?
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. –Proverbs 16:24 ESV
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick “tour of words” in my home and that you’re thinking of ways to use words to bless others.
Your words will brighten my day!
In the comments below, please tell me if this post has been a blessing to you and how you use words in your home or conversation to encourage others.
Thank you for reading.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
in a setting of silver.
–Proverbs 25:11 ESV