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Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.  And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.   Deuteronomy 6:4-9

We moved into our new home nearly three months ago and I haven’t even begun to unpack our old decorations let alone think about adding my personal touch to the walls of this new home.

It’s odd, but I feel such a responsibility to decorate and beautify our new home in a truly meaningful and deliberate way, yet still according to my taste. More with my children’s souls in mind, rather than my favorite boards on Pinterest. I plan to tread slowly and carefully making additions to the decor.  (Well, except for curtains and rugs. The echo in our home is unbelievable and with 7 going on 8 children, I’m sure you can imagine how vital those articles will be to my sanity this winter!)

One factor that has been firmly decided upon, however, is that our home will be covered with the Word of God. And as much as possible.

With that in mind, and in the spirit of Deuteronomy 6:9, the first adornment was made last week to the entry door by “writing (God’s word) on the posts of our house.”

A very dear and special friend of mine who I met through this blog and have been corresponding with and encouraged and challenged by over the years has begun a new entrepreneurial endeavor with her husband and family whereby they are “writing God’s word” so that you might beautifully and tastefully  and functionally adorn your own home with their heirloom-quality work. It is my fervent prayer that the Lord would bless their vision and that the fruit of their family economy would reach out into many of your homes!

Today, I would like to introduce you to their website and handiwork…

As well as give away an upper door casing for your very own home!!

The Haven Enterprises offers a growing range of various stunning, rustic, useful products especially suitable for the generationally-minded including cutting boards, spoon rests, and trivets for your kitchen.

We began searching for a way that we could work together as a family combining our unique talents to make an income and serve others in the cause of Christ. Much of the wood for the pieces on our site come directly from our property or from our local community. We are committed to quality work that will stand the test of time, hopefully to be handed down to future generations in your family. Our main desire in creating these custom works of art is to encourage the growth of Christian culture and truly set apart, salty, strong Christian families. We try hard and often fail big, but It is our constant prayer that God would bless the work of our hands, and that this work would bless you also.

They also offer personalization and customized work to meet your needs.

Our home is full of oak. From the trim to the baseboards, paneling, and cupboards and so white trim wouldn’t have worked well in our situation. They quickly were able to fashion my new door casing from the oak I needed to match as well as the verse I wanted to have written on it. (Which to the long-time and observant reader you’ll notice is the same blessing as that on the sidebar of my blog.)

With many of you turning your minds to gift-giving, might I suggest you consider a meaningful and timeless expression of your love through one of these products?

As to the door casing, we absolutely LOVE ours and have plans to change out all of the casings in our new home over time. Bear in mind as you think of the permanency of this product that it can also be used as a sign about your current door post or mantle if making a more than temporary change doesn’t suit  your situation.

Now, let’s get down to business.

To enter the giveaway for your own upper door casing, please follow the instructions in the box below. (Subscribers will need to click through to enter.)

You’ll have one week to enter and share with your friends about this giveaway for additional entries and it will end on Monday, November 4th at 11:59pm EST.

Disclaimer: I received a free upper door casing in return for hosting this giveaway and the one being given away is at the expense of Haven Enterprises as part of the launch of their business.

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  1. I really like the cutting boards. As for a verse that is tough, I love, “As for me and my house…” oh maybe Psalm 16:8 oh there are soo many…

  2. I love their work and cannot wait to incorporate it into the home we just built on our own little homestead. First will be a door casing for our sunroom which I use for sewing/ spinning/ knitting and reading to my girls, as much as it is a second greenhouse for winter veggies- Proverbs 31: 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

    1. I have a little room like that- probably too small to fit in all you have going on in yours, but enough a sewing corner and then space for some herbs and sprouts, warm enough through winter to keep some cultures happy. I think it’s my favorite room in the house 🙂 I love your idea for a verse for that space!

  3. Ooops! I entered my email address incorrectly (keyboard is dead and onscreen keyboard is the pits!) How do I fix it?

    1. You can either add your email to this comment and then that’s the one I’ll use if you win or you could send it to me at: onjustacoupleacres at att dot net

  4. Their work is lovely! I love the doorposts with the and the ‘hunger & thirst’ cutting boards.

  5. WOW, I love all their work, but mostly the verses carved into the door casing—-then the spoon rests.

  6. I love the taste and see trivets! I’d definitely steal your verse 🙂 Yes I signed up!

  7. Beautiful…I would choose…”For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth…” ROMANS 1:16

  8. I signed up and the verse. The bread boards look nice. I would want is 1 Cor 10:31above our doorpost.

  9. Oh my these are beautiful! I would absolutely love the door casings! Such beautiful work!

  10. I signed up for the newsletter! What wonderful treasures they are selling! I’d have a hard time deciding between the bread board and the door casing. I think either Psalm 127:1 or Proverbs 24:3-4 would be wonderful verses to have on the doorposts of our home.
    Thanks for hosting this:-) I’m so happy to know about this new family enterprise and hope to be able to order something from them at some point.

  11. Thanks for sharing this site Quinn…I have thought about ‘doorpost sharing’ since you first mentioned it a while back. I signed up for The Haven newsletter too. I think, if I were to have a doorpost verse, I’d like it to be Psalm 121:1 with verse 2 squeezed in…” “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” My kitchen window faces mountain/hills and I’ve always meditated on that verse and what it means to me and to my family. It reminds me always where my help truly does come from. The Lord! It would be good as a wall sign, maybe to order someday…to put over my kitchen window! I’ll have to go see if they do special orders!

  12. I love the bread boards, they are so pretty! But I also really like the door casings. It would be a hard thing to choose!

  13. The breadboard is beautiful but I would absolutely choose the door frame. (You know why-) I particularly like the Psalm 121 verse and I REALLY love the wooden one instead of the white! Yours looks beautiful.

    This family is beautiful, working together doing something marvelous. May God bless their endeavors.

  14. Our entry says, “Choose this day whom you will serve… as for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord,” Joshua 24:15…. but I love the bread board! That’s what I would pick!!

  15. Quinn, Psalm 121 is my favourite psalm. I’m blessed to be able to read it in Hebrew and it just makes is even more beautiful due to the language, This is the best song version I know of.

    What a blessing that door casing will be to someone.

  16. Yes, I signed up for the newsletter. My favorite is the door casing and the shelves. One of my favorite verses is Isaiah 26:3-4 Thanks 🙂

  17. you sound like a very wise woman…keeping God’s Word and His love in front of you and your family at all times.

  18. I loved the door casings and the bread boards. I have thought several times that someone should make a door trim with Scripture. So glad to see someone is!

  19. There are many things I enjoyed seeing. I love the upper door casings but also the floating shelf with Psalm 121:1.