Mother’s Day Gifts With A Message

This week we’re celebrating Mother’s Day with gift ideas. 

Monday I shared some home decor and Tuesday I shared some trendy

handbags that any Mom would love.

Today, I’m going to share gifts with a message.

These are gifts that share scripture, which are probably the gifts my Mom loved the most.

A devotional book would be a wonderful gift, and there are many great devotional

books to choose from but these are a few of my favorites.

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers~this is a classic but I still love using it.

Mom was using this one before she passed away. It had journal pages in it and she journaled

her thoughts and prayer requests along with her praises.

Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young has been a wonderful devotional book for me since

losing Mom. So many of the daily devotions have spoke right to my heart. I have used this

one on and off over the past three years.

This next gift is special because Mom gave all of us (her children, sisters and cousins) a

promise box before she passed away.

When we were little we used “Our Daily Bread” promise box with Bible promises in it.

My sister, and brother and I took turns reading one scripture, before our meals.

My Mom had even started doing this with her grandchildren and she wrote about it

on her blog before she passed away.

As you can imagine, I can’t wait to use this with Colt Allen when he gets a little older.

You can find these “Our Daily Bread” promise boxes at some christian bookstores.

You can also order them from DaySpring here.

 This Mother’s Day, why not give your Mom a gift with a message. I’m sure she’ll love it!

Beauty For the Heart~~My Mom wrote for Home Life magazine during the 1990s and I

recently came across this devotion she had written. I can’t tell you how much I treasure

this, because it reminds me how Mom wanted to share Christ with her children.

Mom wrote, “As a young mother of three, I felt like a mama duck with three little ducklings

following close behind. When I walked slowly, they walked slowly; when I ran, the ran;

what I said, they said; what I ate, the ate. They imitated everything I did.

Therefore, I strived to be a good example, and always prayed for my children.

And you know what? The Lord never failed me. He heard my prayers as he hears every

mother pray for her child.

My most earnest prayer was to live until my children were grown so I could teach them,

during their formative yearsabout my Savior and what He means to me.

God promises us that if we are faithful in training our children in the ways of the Lord,

they will continue in those ways when they are older.

My ducklings are now grown, and they all love and serve Jesus. But my responsibility as a

Christian mother is far from finished. My grown children are still watching,

and Im still teaching and praying.

Mothers, the greatest legacy we can leave our children is a

right relationship with Jesus Christ!”

You finished well Mom! I love you!

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  1. Another beautiful post Cyndi. Your Mom and your Heavenly Father shine through your words. Thanks for sharing . Blessings and Hugs.

  2. Hi Cyndi,
    First and foremost, I love your blog! It is one of my favorites and I always leave it feeling refreshed! I just wanted to comment about the Sarah Young devotional. I received it as a gift from my Ladies Bible study and it is exactly what I have been looking for in a devotional. My husband is deployed and everyday I feel like Jesus is telling me exactly what I need to hear! The big things I worry don’t seem so big when I know Jesus is in control! Thank you for sharing it also! I will be getting my mom and sister this as a gift soon!

  3. Love reading about your dear Mom this week, Cyndi… as a Mommy I can sure relate to having those little ducklings following behind! She is still ministering and encouraging even long after she’s passed away—- through you! Thank you for that Cyndi! 🙂 Hugs!

  4. Thank you for sharing this special story. It reminds me of the importance of walking the walk. My last duckling will be married this August … Motherhood is such a wonderful journey.

  5. I’ve been really wanting to get Jesus Calling! I just love reading things about your mom! “I felt like a mama duck with three little ducklings”…my favorite line! She was so special!

  6. I have had “My Utmost for His Highest” for years and it is a go to for me. It was such a treasure to find out a few years ago that my Daddy reads it everyday too! I also adore Jesus Calling, I read the kids version at breakfast with my little ones.

    I love reading your words AND your mom’s words! Thanks so much for sharing her with us Cyndi.

  7. What a wonderful idea! I’ve been reading your blog for a few weeks now and I look forward everday to reading your devotionals. I have been back in church now for a year and a half and life couldn’t be better! Thank you for sharing so much with us! God Bless!