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I’m a picket fence and gate kind of girl. You can keep the castle, this princes wants a picket fence with a gate, leading to the wide front porch.

I would love one that announces arrivals with a squeaking spring that snatches the gate closed, with a smack, just before the latch clicks.

Followed by laughter, hugs and sitting on porch rockers, sipping iced tea.

Impromptu, of course.

Flowers and vines climbing and trying to escape the fence cracks. Soft breezes and laughter.

I think God likes fences and gates too. Or at least He has expressed good purposes for having them.

“Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates,” He says in Deuteronomy 11:20.

Write what?

His words.




To fix them in my mind and those around me, as reminders.

So, if I I simply put a bunch of signs with Bible verses on them all over the place, I won’t be Weary by Wednesday, right?

Well not exactly, but, it’s a start. Because getting the Word in my heart and mind, is where obedience and holding onto Him begins.

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth. If you carefully observe all these commands I am giving you to follow—to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him and to hold fast to him— then the Lord will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and stronger than you. Deuteronomy 11:18-23

Where is your favorite place to put the Word?