No Zombie-Style Faith

Last year we attended a Family Strong Bonds event thru the Army, using The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families as the curriculum. Habit Two encouraged families to "begin with the end in mind --  establish values and a Family Mission Statement." (paraphrased) 

This verse is our Family Mission Statement. It helps us choose how to spend our time, money, energy, how we relate to our friends and family, etc. Personally, I think Christians over use "I'll pray for you," and then that's it. 

Prayer is great, don't get me wrong, there is power in prayer, but it is no magic wand. 
James 2:14-26 encourages showing your faith thru your deeds. 
In fact, it says, faith without deeds is dead. 

No zombie-Style Faith! 
looking alive but really dead

The technique for creating this picture was found on pinterest for use on a mirror. Check it out here: 

Since I don't have a cricut or the patience to cut out every.single.letter, I used leftover scrapbook letters and removable wall stickers. 

Seriously, I LOVE every turquoise hue, so it was necessary to use multiple shades of it. lol

I rather like the streaked look. 

I tried not to load my brush up to prevent paint from leaking under the letters. 


As you can see, some letters bubbled up and the paint leaked under. Oops. 

Not sure if this could have been avoided had I used the contact paper that was suggested. 

Or maybe if I'd run a hair dryer over the words first to better secure the adhesive. 


This was quickly fixed with the white sharpie marker. White out was the back up plan. 

Do you have a family mission statement? 
Or a family mantra? 


  1. We don't have an official mantra, but I always tell the kids, kindness matters.

  2. Your family mantra is great and your project came out beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope to see you again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

    1. Thank you! I don't tweet, so thank so thanks for putting it out there. :)

  3. I love how you did the sign! The verse is perfect for a family mission statement. I guess we never thought about having one so we don't. I will have to fix that!


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