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Kristen writes at her parenting blog, We Are THAT Family and is author of Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Safe Sparkly Faith is No Longer Enough and founder of The Mercy House. Follow Kristen on twitter as @WeareTHATfamily.

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  1. I teared up a little, reading this. You’re absolutely right that there’s no better compliment to receive about your home. We should all be so lucky! πŸ™‚

  2. Beautiful! πŸ™‚ I love that God can use something as simple as a frame on a wall or dish towels to make Himself known. We once had an insulation guy come to our home, and while we sat down to hear his estimate, he asked if we were Christians — because of the verse on our wall and the way we treated our kids. As it turned out, he was Mormon and tried to witness to us — and we did our best to share God’s love with him too. πŸ™‚

  3. WOW….so blessed by your message today. I still have “Godbumps” as I’m writing this. As Christians, I think that our hearts yearn for other Christians….those “kindred spirits” with whom we can share our innermost beings, our cores….who we really are. There’s just nothing better. Whether you model Christ in your self, your home, your job….wherever, it’s the sweetest thing to know the light of the Lord is shining through you! I struggle with this time of year, mostly because so many of my family members are no longer with me, here on earth. It’s easy to get a little down….your message today inspires me to embrace the reason for this season. It is my fervent prayer that others recognize in me my love for Christ πŸ™‚

  4. Haven’t been stopping to read blogs much lately in the rush of this December. I did today, and was touched by this humble, every day experience you wrote about. What a blessed compliment and the kind of conversations to be had with strangers and service men!

  5. Oh how wonderful!!!
    “But a stranger felt God in my house and I can’t think of a better gift this season.” Absolutely! That sounds like the best gift for you, as well as such a compliment to how you live your faith out loud. Praising God for your example… and hoping to follow suit…

  6. I too had tears in my eyes. What a gift! I’m sure he would say you gave him a gift as well….. I would love for someone to feel that way about my home!
    God Bless!

  7. I have goosey bumps and tears from reading this. There is no greater testimony to a “home” than to resonate God’s love so profoundly. Well done mom. In my book, you win the award for best kept home! When one see’s the Fathers fingerprints far beyond the sticky fingerprints, you know you are doing things right.