Monday, March 12, 2007

Prized Possessions....

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~Matthew 6:20-21
I felt I would be remiss if I didn't share what was on my heart today. As I thought about what I value here on earth, of course my thoughts immediately went to my husband, my children, my family and friends, and my relationship with Christ. Where would I be without all these things, most especially Him? This past year we've learned a great deal about contentment. We've also seen the Lord's faithfulness time and time again as He's shown us He is able to provide ALL we need ALL the time. We've learned the difference between NEED versus WANT and we've tried to be diligent in teaching our children the difference! We've had opportunities to give of our time and resources and every time, we've learned that it is indeed more blessed to give than it is to receive.
All of that being said, Steph is hosting a photo tag, and I am going to play along. The verse above really hit me today as I thought about this, and I wanted to share it with all of you. And now...for my "treasures."

This is my bible, given to me as a gift over ten years ago. It is worn, torn, highlighted and written in. I can't bear to think of buying a new bible. I love this one! It has been with me through college, marriage, two babies, and all the ups and downs in between.

This is a picture from our wedding of our hands and rings. My ring is being repaired, as I have recently lost a stone, but I do treasure both of our rings and hope to pass them down someday.

When my grandfather passed away in May of last year, we were given these captain's chairs and table that were in his living room. I chose these because they held memories of us sitting in them while talking to Poppop, or listening to the adults talk as they sat in them. The living room was truly a gathering place. We didn't watch TV in there (there wasn't one)...we sang, played cards, laughed, played with the dogs, listened to music, and talked. And oh, did we talk! We spent Christmases there, sitting in those chairs, expectant and excited to open our gifts while we watched the fireplace burn. These chairs hold such special memories, and I am honored to have these and the table in my home.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my treasures. I've enjoyed seeing yours!

4 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I did enjoy your treasures! And I love a worn Bible. When I get a new one, it just doesn't look right to me!!

Steph

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I loved reading about your treasures! Especially the captains chairs and how you didn't watch tv at your Poppop's house, just talked and hung out as a family! We don't watch tv, and I really don't miss it! It leaves so much more time to talk and play games.

Kari Lynn said...

You chose sentimental things that hold so much more meaning than just the item. They are symbols for so much more!!!

Mike said...

You have great treasures. You are blessed.

Have a great Tuesday (and Wednesday, too!)


Mike
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