Friday, December 26, 2008

My favorite Christmas gifts

Oprah has her favorite things and I have my favorite things.  Here are my favorite gifts:
Bob bought me the One Year Chronological Bible.  I came across this bible after visiting the Proverbs 31 ministry web site.  I've never read the complete bible and that is my New Year's resolution.  This bible has 365 daily readings arranged in the order the events actually occurred.  I also asked him to get me Jesus Wants to Save the Christians.  Yikes, what a title.  I found this book while browsing through the bookstore on The Cove  website.  This excerpt caught my eye, "There is a church in our area that recently added an addition to the building which cost more that $20 million.  Our local newspaper ran a front-page story not too long ago revealing that one in five people in our city now lives in poverty.  This is a book about those two numbers."  

I can't wait to read this book because that excerpt sums up some of the things I am struggling with right now.  I don't think it was a coincidence that this book and I have crossed paths. 
My favorite gift!  Thank you Brenda.  This sweet picture of my grandparents, Clara Jane and Dewey, is from Labor Day 2004.  Brenda snapped it while on a visit.  Notice my Papa's hand on her leg.  Isn't that the sweetest thing!  I will treasure this FOREVER!  


Cindy said...

The Bible was a great gift! I just love to open a new Bible and smell the newness, hear and feel the pages.

And I love the picture of your grandparents. It is precious. It's hard to imagine being married that long. I can't believe that we have been married 25 years. It seems like yesterday. (Sometimes it seems longer than that!)

Leah said...


Looks like you did have a good Christmas!! I got Greg a Chronological Bible recently and I am looking forward to using it!! :)

That is just the sweetest picture of your grandparents!! What a precious heritage you have.

Enjoy your week off!!


Lora said...

A fresh copy of the Word - what a wonderful gift! And the book title is very interesting to me. I would love to hear a re-cap of the book when you finish.

What a sweet heritage you have from your grandparents! You have a treasure indeed.