This birthday I am planning on throwing a Thank You party to friends and family who have helped me over the years, especially over the past six months since having major knee surgery. Instead of receiving presents I will be giving them a little something, a token if you will of my appreciation.
For my birthday a few years ago I was given the most beautiful Purple notebook. Those who know me well know that I love stationery, all sorts of shapes and sizes. While I know it isn't so great for the environment I cannot help but treat myself to a good notebook and pen when I see some.
As much as I think we have been blessed with modern technology and the use of computers and the internet there is still nothing like receiving a hand written letter. Or even finding the right writing tool to compose your masterpiece without getting crippling cramp in your hand.
The trouble with me is I buy these beautiful creations and then I don't want to write in them for fear it may ruin the aesthetics - I have a tendency to scrawl my thoughts down in a rush so I don't forget them. But how can you deny the thoughts from our Lord?
I decided to use my Purple notebook from my birthday to write down Bible Passages which have shown me inspiration along my walk with Jesus. I also have my own poetry, songs and prayers which I have composed too.
|My Purple Book|
|On the front page of the inside of my Purple Book|
|A random page from my Purple Book|
I think this simple idea would make a lovely gift for someone, especially if you were to write in the front of it for them. Something along the lines of: 'This book was presented to.... on the occasion of their.... with love and every blessings from...' Underneath you could share our favourite verse/passage for guidance, hope and encouragement. As you know my all time favourite is Jeremiah 29:11 which would be ideal.
Do you keep a diary or a journal? If so do you keep a separate diary/journal for all things Christian?
Until next time
Kate at S-T-O-C-K-S