We had the whole family working hard today. We removed all the cupboard doors and the hardware from the cupboards, doors and drawers - hinges, magnets, drawer pulls, door pulls, etc.
We numbered all the doors and the places they came from, so we can put the doors back in the right spots when the painting is done.
We also removed everything from the kitchen refrigerator and moved it to the refrigerator and freezer in the garage. We had a couple of reasons for that. One is that we won't be able to access the inside fridge this week while the painting is being done. Two is that the freezer has been having frost build-up issues and it hasn't been making ice. So, after letting it defrost and plugging it back in again, hopefully it will work properly again. But, if not, it's still under warranty.
The most time consuming job we did, though, was removing the shelf paper from the drawers and shelves. Some of the cupboards didn't have any because they were already painted. Any shelf paper in the kitchen was there when we moved in. We didn't remove it then, and now I know why. Some of the paper came up easily and some of it really didn't. I'm looking forward to having the shelves painted so we don't need any shelf paper or liner.
The best thing we did today was adding scripture to the plywood that is going to hold the counters. In the spirit of Deut 6:6-9
And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
We each chose at least one scripture to put on the plywood.
When the kitchen is done, no one will be able to see the scriptures, but we'll know they're there.
When we were done today, this is how it looked.
And, for those interested in what scriptures we wrote, I'll show them here.
But Martha was distracted with much serving and she approached Him and said Lord do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me. ~ Luke 10:40
I love serving others in my kitchen, but I don't want it to distract me from what is most important.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. <3 ~ 1 Cor 13:7
Love in the kitchen, love in the house. What's better than that?
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing. ~ Psalm 100:2
I look forward to serving Him with gladness often in the years to come.
He has given food to those who fear Him ~ Psalm 111:5
Speaks for itself.
Let love of the brethren continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. ~ Heb 13:1-2
And he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made savory food, such as his father loved. ~ Gen 27:14
Lots of savory food is prepared in this kitchen :)
Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so. ~ Gen 1:11
When you put it together, it makes yummy food!
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God ~ 1 Cor 10:31
A great blessing for a kitchen.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. ~ Gen 1:1
Give us this day our daily bread. ~ Matt 6:11
He does that and so much more.
In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one another; in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer; communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality. ~ Rom 12:10-13
Another great blessing for a kitchen.
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty: only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." ~ Gal 5:13-14
Enjoying food together is a great way to do that.
And the woman had a fatted calf in the house; and she hasted, and killed it; and she took flour, and kneaded it, and did bake unleavened bread thereof ~ 1 Sam 28:24