I have wanted to add a favorite scripture to the walls of our kitchen for a few years now, but had not yet found just the right way to do it:
“Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.” (Proverbs 15:17)
It is a pointed reminder of one of the blessings we enjoy as a family no matter what our circumstances: a home full of love. (And no, displaying this verse is not an attempt to manipulate our children into eating their vegetables.)
Separate from that crafty conundrum, I bought an over-sized spoon at Hobby Lobby several months ago, and hung it up in our kitchen all by its lonely large self. It needed something. On a recent trip to Hobby Lobby I brought home its buddy, a giant fork, and pondered for a week or so how to display them in the I-know-it’s-kitschy way I intended, rather than something straight out of Marie Barone’s kitchen on Everybody Loves Raymond.
The Lord brought it all together in my mind’s eye. With some simple geometry, simple-but-time-consuming painting, and the addition of ridiculously large eating utensils, that verse is now boldly proclaimed: