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 years, about 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!