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"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly." Richard Bach

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

You shall write them on the doorposts of your house...



I love this Wood Carved wall hanging from Dayspring !  DaySpring is a Christian division of Hallmark.  Their products are awesome! 


This carved Ichthus symbol of Christian faith is made from beautiful mango wood.

"Ichthys consists of five letters from the Greek alphabet: I-ch-th-y-s. When these five letters are used as initials for five words, we obtain this Christian Declaration: Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter. This is an acrostic for 'Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior.'"

Holding it in my hands I realized that the picture online truly does not do it justice. It is very sturdy, somewhat heavy, with quality intricate carvings.  It is solid.  To be honest, I thought it looked small on DaySprings website until I actually held it.   (Product Details: Size: 20" x 14"; Weighs approximately 6 lbs.; Brackets on back allow for hanging vertically or horizontally...for this month only it is on sale for $29.99)

It is beautiful.

I traced my fingers over the fish....

Due to persecution of early Christians, by Romans and Jews, it became dangerous to be a Christian.  This symbol was a safe way to connect to fellow believers.   I hope believers, and non-believers, will have a secure feeling in my home too.  There is a saying, "Out of sight, out of mind."  I want my kids to see reminders of faith all over our home.

My husband's 'trophy' fish are proudly displayed on our den's walls.   And although, to be honest,  I haven't always loved appreciated his contribution of decor into this room, this piece does go nicely with the fish theme.....

"Come after me and I will make you fishers of men." Mark 1:17

GIVEAWAY: One blessed reader of AKA Homeschool mom will win a $20 Gift Card to Dayspring.  {Gift code does not apply to shipping charges and will expire August 31, 2011.}

Here’s how you can enter to win!
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{1} Leave a comment.
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*Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Also, be sure to leave a way for me to get a hold of you, either linking to your blog or with an email. I will randomly choose the winner on May 31st. 


This month, two of DaySpring’s beautiful wood carved wall hangings are on sale. Ask, Seek & Knock is only $17.99, and the Ichthys hanging is just $29.99. In addition, an ornate metal collection featuring a cross is on sale. You can get the pressed tin cross for $7.79, the cross serving tray for $17.99, the cross napkin holder for $11.99, the cross trivet for $6.59 and a set of coasters for $11.99.  For more information go to DaySpring Online Store.

Details and Disclosure: Giveaway will end at 3pm EST on Friday May 31, 2011 and will expire August 31st. Winner will be selected at random. You will have 48 hours to respond to claim your prize. 

I received a sample product  in exchange for honestly reviewing this product, however, all reviews and opinions are mine and are not influenced by receipt of product. Others may have a different experience. 


Joshua 24:15, “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
 (This scripture is the theme for the Inspired Deals this month over at (in)courage.)
Thanks for visiting!  Have a Super Ultra Mega Awesome Day!

16 comments:

Brenda said...

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Brenda said...

I would love to win this! It would really add some joy to our home.

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Kerry SewPizazzed.com said...

Very beautiful! I was ironically thinking over dinner what verses I could place around our home (writing them on our doorposts).

Kerry SewPizazzed.com said...

I signed up for your emails.

Hope to win!

Heather said...

I would love to win. :)

Suz and Allan said...

I'm a follower!

Suz and Allan said...

I'd love to win the cross tray!

Simply Me said...

I would love to infuse my home with these wonderful accents.

Simply Me said...

I'm a follower!

Breezy Point Mom said...

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Kerry SewPizazzed.com said...

I posted about your contest and shared your photo.

Kerry SewPizazzed.com said...

I have been following and enjoying your blog for dome time now. One of my favorites.

Kerry SewPizazzed.com said...

I signed up for your emails.

Kerry SewPizazzed.com said...

Very beautiful! I was ironically thinking over dinner what verses I could place around our home (writing them on our doorposts).

Shyla said...

I love words around my house as well - and that icthys cross is truly beautiful. Your choice of blog music is so soothing and peaceful.

Christina Parker Brown said...

Thank you Shyla!

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