Monday, May 9, 2011

Thoughts on Houses


We all know what a house is, right? In case you don't -- it's the place you go back to between work and errands, where you cook your food and make your bed (sometimes) and dust your bunnies.

If that was all that a house meant, then this new design from Hip Mom Jewelry would be kind of silly. I mean, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" -- even if you were really into anthropomorphism, a bunch of bricks and plumbing would be hard stretched into being able to serving God.

So, a house, in this context, is not the place you pay a mortgage or rent on. It's your people. The ones who live in that house with you, day in and day out, sharing air and words and love and faith. Those people -- some of whom you chose, some of whom were chosen for you -- this is your house, the shelter of family that strengthens and protects and warms you. And your house is given to you as an outpouring of profound generosity from the Father. In response, you and your house love Him and serve Him.

We wanted this necklace to be a reflection of that love party between your peeps and God.

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