Last summer we had project POF.
I loved it.
Any time the kids would do something nice for someone,
I would say:
That was a great POF!
And they would get really embarrassed.
Especially the two older ones.
This summer I wanted to find a new verse to focus on.
We found a verse the end of May.
I read it to the kids and said:
This will be our POF verse for the summer.
Brookie and Jakie groaned and said:
Don't call it POF!
That's sounds like a little kid word.
How about the word "refresh".
I thought it was perfect.
The kids did not.
Then Ryan said:
How about "Coke"?
Coke is refreshing.
"Coke" it is.
Or "Coke is it"!
(Remember that slogan?)
Then I forgot all about the verse and the word.
Until this morning.
Over a month later.
I have problems.
So, for the rest of the summer,
we are going to be refreshing.
And instead of saying:
I will say:
Good Coke.And my kids will smile.
And be happy.
And get along.
And be refreshing.
The whole rest of the summer.
I like to dream.
Here's the verse we're going with:
Your love has given me great joy and encouragement,
because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.
Honestly, this verse is more for me than my kids.
How wonderful would it be.
To bring great joy and encouragement.
To my family.
To my friends.
To any one I come in contact with.
Sounds...well...refreshing, doesn't it?
Now, I'm going to go Coke someone.
Hmmm...that sounds odd.
Each week Beki at therustedchain hosts Fingerprint Friday and uses a song by Steven Curtis Chapman as a springboard. Join in. It's a great way to be reminded of God's presence.
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