As it is the gift giving season I thought I may share with you one of my favorite things, I hope that it will become one of yours and that maybe you might gift it on to someone else. Step one of this gift is Real Simple Magazine... sigh... I love you. When you come in the mail, it is a very happy day. My mom got this subscription for me a few months back in hopes that I would find great wedding ideas in it. Which of course I did, and many other great ideas on organization, things for my home, gifts for others, and most importantly a very special gift for my mother.
You see, my mom is a worrier,
I gave this article along with a God Box, to my mom on her birthday. I know some of you may have read some posts where I have discussed difficulties my family is currently experiencing. My mom takes each of these circumstances not only to heart but to her soul. As a woman who has beat breast cancer 2 times, being the only female survivor of her family, shes a pretty tough cookie. Her internal worry is often hidden by her smile and her warmth. It worries me because re-occurrence of breast cancer often occurs when someones immune system is weakened by the external stress of work, family, or other unforeseen issues. Thus... The God Box was born to our family. My parents have been using it, I have used it, and I think it really works. Its almost like a direct line of communication to the Big Man Upstairs. Its something special, some sacred, and something personal you can always count on to be there.
I think this is a great gift for anyone this holiday season. Print the article, put it in the box, and maybe just maybe get the person started by putting a few of your own prayers in the box first. This can be a scary idea for some.. you know letting go and giving something to God. You see once the prayer goes into the God Box... you've turned it over to God. You may no longer worry, stress, or panic over this prayer because if you do you... have to take it out until you are truly able to give it whole heartily to Him. Its a good way to renew faith in the power of prayer and honestly that's really what this season is all about.