First, let me explain the why.
I’m attending a bible study on Thursday mornings called Discerning the Voice of God. It is the follow-up to He Speaks (both by Priscilla Shirer). In a nutshell, if we slow down, shut up and try to get closer to God, we’ll hear Him.
These two studies are the only studies I’ve ever attended in my life. Last week I had to choose between the next study offered at the time/place I have been going, or a new one. The new one is called the Power of a Woman’s Words and is offered at the same time, but a different place.
I decided to try this whole, ask God for guidance thing. Literally, within 5 minutes I had what I thought was a crystal clear answer. A woman in the group was sharing some painful childhood memories. In response to that, another woman said, “It’s amazing the affect a mother’s words can have on her children.”
That hit me like a ton of bricks. It was like every harsh word or impatient moment I’ve ever had flashed in front of me. I need to be a much gentler mother. OK God. I get it. I’ll go to the study on the power of words.
Then, as further confirmation, I walked into church on Sunday and discovered that our pastor was starting a new series and had redone the stage to reflect it. A sign that said WORDS was hanging front and center. Seriously, Lord. I get it. I’m going to the new study.
Sorry for the blurry photo. I am a camera-phone-dork. But you get the idea.
I loved the design of the bulletin for the series, so I decided to make it a daily reminder of this positive affirmation.
I took the bulletin and enlarged it on my copier so it would fit a pre-cut mat that I already had. I printed it onto white cardstock.
Then I took an exacto knife and cut out the large letters that spelled “words”. I shot the back of the cardstock with spray adhesive and glued it to colored cardstock. I also went over it with a brayer to ensure it was firmly adhered to the colored paper.