Nov 5, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-Keepsake

I love keepsakes don't you? The definition of the word "Keepsake" is: something that you keep to help you remember a person, place, or event : a memento or souvenir. I am sure you are like me and have many keepsake items. I have quite a few keepsake things that belonged to my great-grandparents and my grandparents. Some in which I have handed down already to my children and some that will be handed down to them one day. I have many keepsake items that my sweet friends has given me over the years. I have things that when I look at it it carries me back to where I was and what I was doing at the time I bought it. I love keepsake items. There is ALWAYS a story or a memory to go with it.

 Recently I bought this silver trinket box. Isn't it so pretty? The picture doesn't do it justice because the details are absolutely beautiful. 



I purchased it from Things Remembered which is well known for their engraving. I had the cross placed on the left and the scripture "Joshua 24:15" which says, "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord".             I love that verse and it was my sweet motherinlove's favorite verse.




The cross necklace was part of the purchase with my silver box. I just love it!



I wish you could see it in person. It is truly an pretty piece of jewelry to me. 



You could have the back of the cross engraved as long as there wasn't anymore than 12 characters.  I wanted the word
"motherinlove" engraved on the back of the cross necklace and wouldn't you know it! I had 12 characters exactly!



I didn't need this cross necklace with the trinket box engraved to REMEMBER my motherinlove as I will never forget her.  This necklace ONLY means something to me because the Keepsake is mine!

 I wear this proudly in her honor as well as in her memory! Keepsakes are precious to us no matter what it is. Whether it be your child's first drawing, a tea cup, a hand written letter, or an old iron skillet, keepsakes are just that...For KEEPING and for REMEMBERING.

Something else comes to mind for me as a Christian when it comes to Keepsakes. (Keeping and Remembering) Keeping the Word of God in my heart. 

Psalm 119: 11 says, I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

 Deuteronomy 11:18-25
Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.  And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,  that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth.

Psalm 119:15-16 
I will meditate on Your precepts and regard Your ways. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word. 

These are just a few scriptures that come to mind. There is NO keepsake that you will ever have that will be of any greater meaning or value than that of Keeping the Word of God in Your Heart!  We got to have it to survive in the sinful world in which we live it. We need it to get us through the tough times of life. We "find" it when we need it the most to be tucked away in the crevices of our hearts.

 No matter what your keepsakes may be your greatest keepsake will always be the Word of God in your heart.  


Hugs and blessings, Cindy
































































































































































































































































































 

















8 comments:

  1. Your silver box is lovely. Good post too!

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  2. Lovely box and necklace Cindy.
    Connie Royals

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  3. Oh, my friend, I know you loved your "mother-in-love" so very much. What an awesome reminder of your love for her....and hers for you....to have the cross engraved that way. You're so precious!!!

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  4. Your silver box and the cross to honor your MIL are beautiful and full of meaning. Your description of keepsakes and relating it to keeping God's word in our hearts was very inspiring. You always touch my heart with your posts.
    Thanks for visiting my "new" blog today, Cindy. Glad I found my way back here.

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  5. Hi Cindy, this sure is a beautiful treasure box and a very lovely way to remember a loved one. Motherinlove is such a sweet and loving name. All the best to you.

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  6. Hi Cindy, this is truly a wonderful keepsake to own in honor of your MotherInLove. The engraving was meant to be since it fit perfectly.
    Beautiful post and always a lesson here.
    Thank you my friend.
    Hugs

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  7. Beautiful post Cindy! Thank you!

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  8. What a wonderful post!! You are a lucky lady to have had a special mother-in-law in your life. I have one, too, and she's still with me. This would be a fantastic gift for her. Thank you for the idea. I'm always inspired when I read your posts, Cindy! Thanks for sharing your weekly devotionals!!

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