Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A neat idea... Blessing Ring (not to wear)

I am making a "Blessing Ring" for a dear friend of mine, Jacki. I have talked about her in previous blogs. I saw this on a blog, so it is not my idea. I just "tweeked" it alittle. I am handing out index cards to people to write notes to Jacki. They can write scripture verses, song lyrics, notes, pictures, prayers, whatever they feel will "bless" (encourage) Jacki. I want to FILL this ring for Jacki. So a friend and I started handing out the cards last weekend at church. I am doing it again this weekend at church. The Blessing Ring has a blessing attached and I added a scripture..."Our heavenly Father has given us the gift of His blessing. A blessing is not only speaking well-seasoned words, but also putting in action those words of encouragement and praise. And so to you I give the blessing ring. Each time someone encourages you in a word or action, place it on your ring...a card, a letter, a picture, a bible verse, song lyrics...punch a hole in it, string it on your blessing ring." "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows." (James 1:17)
So the way I changed it was to do the words of encouragement/praise for her and have them "pre-strung" on her Blessing Ring for her. It has bright colored index cards and bright ribbons hanging from it. On a tag card I put her initial on the front and on the back the "blessing" with the verse.
I can't wait to get it to her and "bless" her with it. What a blessing she has been too me. Constantly challenging me to look up scripture she has referenced in our conversations.
I hope you all have a friend like I have, in Jacki. A Godly-woman that inspires you, challenges you, and teaches you about our Heavenly Father. I am blessed...I have several I can think of here and past places I have lived. I thank those lovely ladies and pray that I can be like them. God bless you all.
Just a thought too. You could fill your Blessing Ring with just scripture verses, prayers, all kinds of things. So enjoy this lovely idea from another blogger buddy.
May you have a joy-filled day and say thanks to God who has 'blessed' us all!

1 comment:

Dawn Cartwright said...

So cute and what an encouragement! I can see possibilities with weddings, baby showers, birthdays, etc. Miss you friend!