Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Laundry Room Board

Awhile ago HolleyGerth and AnnVoskamp worked together on a project - their result was "A Set of Word Stengtheners" I cannot tell you how much they inspired me in this world of loud, frank boys I live in!

Our laundry room is a mess of smells, sports uniforms and towels - the towels never end!  This sort of room - is a depository - a catch-all space that is very symbolic of our life.

We constantly write and erase messages on the board at the end of the room - funny, silly, sarcastic, and sacred. 

Here is the latest - we need it - Lent is on its way and kind speech needs to flow through this house - and so I copied Word Strengtheners to the 'the board'.

These words have been neatly printed on the fridge for days - printed in color - cut properly and placed just so - but they missed the mark, these boys need messy, present, interactive  - so here they are in the hub of our lives - the laundry room. 

They beg us to pray, to be kind, to be what God wants for us. The words belong to Holley and Ann; the board and the laundry no one would own but our family - it really does smell - some days the fabric softener wins, some days it doesn't.

Let us be worthy, it is not easy, it is not a simple task, it is life, it is real. It is all that is asked of us.


  1. Love the Laundry room board, Karen. You are an inspiration.

  2. Wonderful idea...but what really caught my eye were the three ME prints above the board. I have one in my laundry room too!

  3. I love the board. :-) What a great idea.

  4. It's all in His Words, isn't it? I love how you have them posted, hand-written.

  5. Yay! So happy and honored to see this. :)

  6. I need a board like that ..can you make it and fed ex it over please??

  7. I just have to copy these quotes from your laundry room! THANK YOU!

  8. Beautiful Karen. The board is great!! Thanks for the daily inspiration!
    xo, Leslie

  9. I love the board ... this momma of boys and sports uniforms might just snag the idea if you don't mind.

    Delighted to meet you today. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing spot to get drenched in goodness.


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