Branding has become a marketing trend. It’s often referred to as developing a culture within a company. But had you ever considered branding or creating a culture in your home-something your family is known for?
As a family, we’ve always been mindful about our appearance. Recognizing that we represent Christ, we knew we should look our best. However, it wasn’t until our life was turned upside down that we put more effort into knowing who we were on the inside. And purposed to have Christ reflected in everything we did.
Hard times drew us closer to God, and as we understood who God was, we included Him in our everyday life. As a result, a culture was developed within our family unit.
In previous blogs we shared how we contended for peace no matter what we were going through. There was a time we walked into our children’s room and both of them had the lights dimmed and was sitting in a chair reading. We asked why it was so dark, and they said it was peaceful. As funny as that sounded, that meant the effort we put into keeping peace in our life and in our home was catching on with our children.
Well, during that time we purposed to keep our peace, we came across a quote that we thought would be nice to have in our dining room. It would be even better, to work towards living like this in our home.
“Christ is the head of this house. The Unseen Guest at every meal and the Silent Listener to every conversation.”
Whether we see Jesus or not, our desire was that we would walk so close with Him, that we would recognize His presence at all times. And that awareness would help us speak to each other with love, and respect. As a result, if we give love, respect and honor to those in our homes, then how much more would we be able to do that outside the walls of our home!
It has been a desire of ours to put this quote on our dining room wall when we purchased our next home. Well, we have been in our new home now for three years, and although it has been six years since the time we first saw this quote, we are so happy to say we have finally installed the lettering on our dining room wall through wisedecor.com!
Sure some may say that’s nice décor. But we say it’s who we are; it’s how we roll as a family!
Just this week as we were preparing for back to school. We were going over everyone’s school schedules, and at lunch, our children asked us when are we going to have our family dinner?
If you remember in a previous blog, we shared that although we are a productive family with different schedules, we purposed to have family dinner every night but one night a week regardless of our schedule, everyone must be home for dinner. No if’s, and’s or but’s! For those with college students and kids who work, you know how difficult orchestrating that can be. However, it has become a time we all look forward to.
Not to mention, what that said to us was, that quote is not only a nice decoration on our wall. It’s a statement, that reflects who we are as a family; God’s place in our home, and in our everyday life.
Our mentors use to say often: “we are the Conover’s, and this is what we do.” Some people were offended by that statement, but we understand that so clearly now. The culture you develop within your family is who you are, it’s how you roll!
So we ask you, how does your family roll?
“And whatever you do in word or deed,do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
~ Colossians 3:17
~ André and Timberley Gray