May these words be bonded on your hearts not only during this season of giving thanks, but throughout the year. May your home and ours be, as they should, a safe haven full of life, love and laughter. May we always be mindful of the blessings that we have been given and be grateful even through the difficult times, for those are often the times that many unexpected blessings will come…just keep faith.
Ray Floyd and Staff, Re-Builders, Inc.
“Designs for a Good Home”
“Preparation: Invite God to lay the cornerstone. Excavate for foundation by removing all doubt, fear and selfishness.
Construction: Erect a strong framework of faith supported by sturdy beams of deep devotion; lay stout flooring of sympathetic understanding; bond with generosity, insulate with enthusiasm and plaster with a sense of humor.
Shingle the roof with protective kindness and apply siding composed of high hope and great expectation. Chink all cracks and crevices with pleasant memories and little family jokes. Build in permanent fixtures of honesty and integrity.
Provide doorways wide enough for the heavy hearted and the merry-hearted to enter. Plan plenty of windows to admit sunshine for the joy of living. Carefully weather-strip all openings with appreciation.
Equip with plumbing adequate for daily cleansing of the Spirit; install heating apparatus guaranteed to maintain a steady glow of friendly warmth; illuminate with shining radiance of smiles and tears, and ventilate with an unlimited supply of patience.
Adorn the walls with cheerful courtesy and pave the hearth with hospitality.
Cement the walk with humility and surround the yard with a fence of loyalty entered through the gate of gratitude.
Furnish throughout with love. “Insure against all disaster by fervent prayer for daily guidance.
Walk right in-the place is yours!”