Sunday, February 16, 2014

Happy Sunday!

This is the message you have heard from the beginning:
we should love one another. 1 John 3:11

Life around Seams Inspired's home has been a little nuts. We've been battling stomach bugs, historically snowed under and cooped up inside for days, and even experienced a 4.1 earthquake. Through it all, we've been leaving love-notes for one another. There's a pad of sticky notes & a pen atop the hallway table. We've encouraged the kids to tell each other 'why' they love one another & then stick the note on the family member's bedroom door. 

This began as an exercise to look for love. We were experiencing a tremendous amount of sibling sparring. Has your family had that?...Kids sniping at one another for no good reason, looking to point out faults, and just plain 'ol being mean. We'd had enough & had to find a better way. Thus, Operation Loving Family was implemented. DH or I ask the kids each day, 'Have you written your Love Notes yet?' 

Some days, they roll their eyes (teenagers!) but we always find new notes after the reminder. I think we'll leave the notes up & continue for a while. It's good to just love one another, isn't it?

How do you show love?

Happy Sunday! 


8 comments:

  1. Love this idea Larri...I may just play this game with Mr. P !

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    1. Let me know how it turns out. :) Doesn't matter how big or small the reason is, Shay. Just knowing you are loved brings about a change.

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  2. I am still battling this in my home. My children are pre-teens and teens (with one 19yo boy in the home) and wow, hormones on both sides!

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    1. I hear ya on the hormones, Barbie! My tween (11 next month) & teens (14 and almost 16) are raging with 'em, hence the Love Game. It truly has made a difference in the squabbling. They are looking for the love instead of finding fault all the time. Give the Love Notes a try, even if just a couple of days, and let me know what happens. Thanks for visiting! Love ya, friend. You're still in my prayers.

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  3. Sounds like a good solution to an unfortunately common problem. We only have one, so we don't get the sibling dynamics, but I may need to suggest love notes between My Guy and Drama Teen.

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    1. Thanks, Kate! Honestly, I was surprised at how well it has worked. When we look for the bad, that's what we find. The opposite is true. When we seek out the love, we find it's always been there, just waiting to be found. Let me know if you try it & how it works for you. Happy Tuesday, friend!

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  4. Showing love by hugging and considering the other's needs. Also by persevering in love even when others don't love back, even when the urge to throw in towel rises. Oh, and with prayer for others. The note idea is sweet. I might incorporate that at work. ♥

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    1. Beautiful ways to show love, Petra! Don't throw in the towel. He has you right where You are to accomplish His will. Cling to Him and hang in there! :)

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