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May Your Personal Space Reflect Christian Love

Posted by lindamartinandersen on June 26, 2017

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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “May Your Personal Space Reflect Christian Love”




Copyright 2017. Linda Martin Andersen


Three feet is often stated as the distance most people prefer to stand from someone else.  This distance is called “personal space.” Name ways you reflect Christian love while standing at a distance and talking to someone.  One example:  smile.

I try to reflect Christian love when I speak with someone.  I know I’m not perfect, so I’m sure my posture and mannerisms do not always seem as warm and friendly as they should.  I will strive to do better.

Another example of a personal space that can reflect Christian love could be your bedroom, your car, etc.  One personal space in my home is the sunporch where I often read and study God’s word.  After this room was remodeled, I had two blank walls to decorate.  I selected a Christian theme for this personal space.  Photos below reveals that one wall is decorated with bird items and the other with flowers. Why? Jesus teaches that God cares for the birds of the air and the lilies of the field and he also cares for us.  Scripture:  Matthew 6: 25-34. By choosing to decorate my sunporch with this theme, my personal space reflects Christian love. I enjoy spending time in this space.

Discuss personal space and Christian love with your parents!  Perhaps you can work on a Christian themed decorating project as a family.

Copyright 2017. Linda Martin Andersen

Copyright 2017. Linda Martin Andersen

Writing Prompts: 

  1. How does your personal space reflect Christian love? (your posture and mannerisms)
  2. How does a personal space in your home or car reflect Christian love?
  3. What could you write or draw to display to reflect your Christian love?
  4. What scripture passage(s) would you like to use to reflect a Christian theme?
  5. Name a family project that could reflect a Christian theme in your home.

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22 Responses to “May Your Personal Space Reflect Christian Love”

  1. stevedequintal said

    Thank you for this important food for thought!

    Peace, Joy, Hope, Charity, Appreciation and Humility, Steve De Quintal Teacher, St. Mary Catholic Academy, 66 Dufferin Park Ave. Toronto, Ontario M6H-1J6. 416-393-5528 ext. 84293 “that they may have life and have it the full.”

    “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” – Kristin Armstrong

    ***You can always email but a call or a visit will get a quicker response*** ________________________________

  2. Jinnette Johnson Hathaway said

    I love your Christian space and relax looking at it! Thank you for reflecting on our personal space! Luv, Jinn🌸🌸

  3. Joan Y. Edwards said

    What a good topic for a blog! You are an inspiration. You send acceptance and love to others in your path,

    Never Give Up

    • Joan,
      I’m glad you enjoyed the topic I chose. God planted this idea; so I thank Him. Thanks for saying I’m an inspiration and that I send acceptance and love. So sweet!. You are a dear friend!

  4. Your space is lovely, Linda. My sun porch is a little more chaotic than yours! But I do try to surround myself with scripture and beauty in my work space “office,” and throughout my home. I think beauty is an expression of our creativity and God’s nature. Blessings!

    • Jean, thanks for the compliment. I’m glad you have a sunporch also. I’m sure it’s lovely. I like your definition of beauty–a combination of our creativity and God’s nature. I praise God that I know you!

  5. Kathleen said

    Linda, such a great topic! I love how you reflected Christian love with your wall decorations! I have a votive candle holder that says ‘I am always with you’ . It was given to me at Easter a long time ago, but I feel the message is year round😊 I also have the word Faith that was given to me by a student I taught in CCD. By the way, your smile makes me smile. 💗

    • Kathy, I think most Christians have objects displayed in their homes that reflect Christian love. I enjoyed cecorating my walls with a Christian theme, especially one that reminded me of how much God loves and cares for me. I am glad my smile reflects my Christian love and it is contagious! Thanks for being my friend! That keeps me smiling through good times as well as tough ones.

  6. Hmm…I’d never thought of a space in my home might reflect Christian love. After thinking about that, I gazed around and noticed on a few walls, cross stitch pieces with Bible verses on them. I really like your “personal bird space” room, Linda. It looks so warm, inviting and full of love. I like to hug others, but I wait to see if I’m invited into their personal space. Grin. I’ll share this post. It made me smile. 🙂

  7. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures of your personal space. Nicely done!

  8. Hi, Linda,

    I am glad to connect with you. I hope you are well.

    When I approach or speak or write to someone, I try to consider his/her viewpoint. What is this person going through? How can I show compassion?
    This is how I approach someone’s emotional space.

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