Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gift Idea—Eye Sermons

I’ve mentioned the concept of preaching to the eyes, not just the ears before. Recently Melanie and Hannah each gave me a gift that does indeed just that.

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My word for the year is “diligent”. I want to “try a little harder to be a little better” and more diligence will help me get there. Hannah made this darling canvas depicting my word and it sits on the old pie safe right next to the back door—the door I go out each morning. Several times each day it quietly and persistently preaches the goal I set at the beginning of the year.

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Melanie gave me the handsome plaque that says “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” ~Thomas Jefferson. It hangs importantly over the dining room table between the shelves of the plate rack. I love its simplicity and the washed look adds to its antiquity.

Both of these gifts preach the message of kindness also. Each time I see them I think of the thoughtfulness of the givers.

Do you have any gifts that preach loud and clear?

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Yes I do. Vinyl lettering that we put over our door "Go Forth with Faith". It was a Christmas gift from our Daughter Heather. Also some blocks that have "Faith, Hope, and Charity" from our daughter Danielle. We have pictures of Temples that are gifts, the Proclaimation, framed scriptures, a beautiful picture of the Savior, I love that sort of thing, can't get too many. What thoughtful gifts your friends have given you!

Lucy said...

I'm looking all around me and I can't think of anything off the top of my head, but I'm sure there is. Melanie and Hannah are two of the nicest ladies I've had the pleasure of meeting through blogs.

Becky said...

These are such great gifts Jane! I love that concept of "preaching to the eyes, not just the ears"...that is a good reminder for this mother today :)

Jill said...

Those are both such thoughtful and wonderful gifts! I love being surrounded with quotes and inspirational words.

michelle said...

Wonderful! I love both of those gifts, so thoughtful and so meaningful.

CouponAlbum said...

Those items are looking so nice as gift!! It's nice idea!!