Family Rules

I love all of the family rules signs. I mean just type in "family rules" on Pinterest and prepare for overload!

Last fall, on our annual family Spoon River trip of antiquing and eating too much junk food and spending too much money and mostly spending too much time laughing at ourselves and each other -I found this sign. 

Let's just say while it wasn't the best deal of the day ---- 

I imagined it at the end of our hallway, but I like it here on the stairs too. Paired with a vintage old screen door I found in the falling down barn of the 1800's house we remodeled, it makes a big statement.

I could become obsessed with"Family Rules" kinds of signs, but I try to avoid the house looking like a book because all of the decor has to be read. Ha! That would be too teacher-ish for Cowboy for sure!

You know these "Family Rules" in all of their gushing cuteness are nothing new. In the second chapter of Philippians it says if we are to have any encouragement, any comfort, any fellowship, any tenderness and compassion that we have to be like minded with the same kind of love and purpose. That's really what the family rules are all about. Rules to live by so we are all on the same page.

Now I'm sure everything is peaceable at your house all the time, but around here the folks at R7 rarely agree on anything! So what's the key? To all want to be like Jesus...

v. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,
but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

v. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests 
but also to the interests of others.

v. 5 Your attitude should be like Jesus....(who) made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant...

v. 8 He humbled himself and became obedient...

Get's about to get real

v. 14 Do everything without complaining or arguing
v. 15 Be blameless and pure

and finally...

v. 18  ...Be glad and rejoice with me!

If this was encouraging to you -- please share and pass the encouragement on...

From R7 to you --
Be a blessing.

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