Friday, December 26, 2008

One of My Favorite Christmas Gifts

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My oldest daughter has become passionate about ending modern day slavery. For Christmas she chose gifts for each of us that were all Fair Trade appproved. Many were from small, entreprenuership businesses. The gifts included a leather journal, Fair Trade coffee, a thumb piano made in Kenya, a small purse made by women in Guatemala and a soccer ball stamped with "Not For Sale". Most soccer balls are made by children, but not this one.

With each gift, my daughter included a note and a Bible verse that held a "clue" to the gift. The note she wrote for me is priceless. The best gift of all.

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1 John 1:4
"We write this to make our joy complete."

We write joy and tears. God, too, has written that in His book. His book has your name in it. He desires to create a hapy ending for you. Because he is the Author, He will.

This journal was made for Freedom. So was God's book. He wrote your name there because you are free from sin. Because Christ died for you.

12 comments:

ElfTea said...

Your daughter is a wise young woman.

*claire* said...

that's just beautiful..

Brindi said...

Such thoughtful gifts. Your daughter must be an amazing girl.

Veggie Mom said...

Christmas Blessings to you and yours!

Cindy said...

that's beautiful

Jenners said...

Wow! You are doing something right as a mother! You should be so proud!

Wolf said...

wow, that is a beautiful and amazing gift. :)

Coffee with Cathy said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and saying hello. Glad that I foumd you. I love your daughter's Christmas gifts! You must be so proud of her.

Joy said...

Your daughter is one special young woman!

Cathy said...

That is an amazing young woman! I know you must be so proud. Visiting from SITS....Happy New Year's Eve!

Queenie Jeannie said...

That's so lovely!! You did a great job Mom!!!!

RebeccaMom said...

WOW, you should be proud of her :)