Sunday, October 17, 2010

How to make a miniture gift Bible (or you can purchase one at a Christmas bazaar)


Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path
[Psalm 119:105]

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! [Psalm 119:103]

Mrs. Jim purchased this cute miniature Bible at the Ladies Fellowship Luncheon annual Christmas Bazaar this Thursday past. It was fairly inexpensive and will make a wonderful friendship appreciation gift.* It can be kept on a shelf if not allowed to overheat or it can be eaten.

The church ladies (First Baptist Church, Conroe, Texas) worked hard getting ready for the bazaar. Basically it was a simple sounding operation: sell admission tickets for $6.00 which included a box lunch and drinks (the 'customers' could walk around shopping and eating during their lunch hour), get as many vendors as would fit into the gym (I think about 33 bought booths), and award the profits as college scholarships.

Of course there were complimentary tasks which must be performed, such as sweeping up the messes they made. We were all surprised that Dot knew how to handle a broom. I taught her how she could lean on it when she needed a rest.

I would have taken some pictures of the booths, etc, but Mrs. Jim had the camera so she could get action pictures. But she forgot to take them. You can click on the ones we have to make them larger.

* Directions for making the miniature Bible:
1. Purchase a box of gold wrapped nugget candy and a roll of thin gift wrap ribbon. Look in your Christmas wrapping box as you may have some leftover ribbon from last year. The gold foil will be the gold page edges of the open Bible.
2. Cut enough of the brown light cardboard in the box to fit under the bottoms of two nuggets side by side. This will be the 'cover' for the Bible which sits open.
3. Cut enough ribbon to make a 'bookmark.'
4. Find a couple of your favorite Scripture verses or those of the recipient of your gift. Type or use a word processor and printer to make one versed on each side of the paper. The paper should be sized to fit on top of the open Bible.
5. Your finished Bible should had an a appearance similar to the one pictured above.
a. Glue (or paste) the brown cardboard 'cover' (used as base) onto the two nuggets for each Bible
b. Glue the scripture pages onto the top of the open Bible
c. Glue the bookmark

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These would make cute, inexpensive table favors at a women's luncheon, too!
 
That seems simple enough. What a great idea.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)
 
Hi Jim, Thats a nice little bible. I got Vicki bible software for her cell phone so she can have her bible with her all the time. She loves it and I think it is quite amazing that you can carry a whole book and music collection with you wherever you go - plus lots more.
 
Creative. I like it.
 
As much as blogging has become a part of my daily routines and joys, and my blog friends are an immense source of inspiration, spiritual fellowship and interpersonal love and understanding, I have to put myself on sick leave for a while.
I've had as a principle that I at least should answer and keep in touch with the ones that bothered to visit and comment on my blog.
Lately I haven't been able to do that, and that makes me feel so shameful.
I have been struggling with this chronic fatigue syndrome for two decades, lots of broken bones due to osteoporosis, arthritis and now also gastritis.
I am blessed to live in Norway. I have appointment with our family doctor once a month, physiotherapist once a week, and I go hiking and swimming also a least once a week to keep this old machinery running.
I have family, a few, but dear friends and best of all husband Gunnar and Serina who care about me, and vice versa.
Thanks to Teach Mary and Gunnar I also have reached a new level of enjoying photographing.
To me blogging has been about sharing, preferably of the good things in life. Thinking about my blog friends make me feel rich, happy and conscious about values and interests beyond my own sphere.
I will in random order thank Terry, Amrita, Mrs. Mac, Saija, Lidj, Crown of Beauty, Trish, Debbie, Sonja, John C, Jim, Teach Mary, Leora, Robin from Israel, Pilgrim father David, Annie, Julie LBM, Constance, Pat, Diane, Cheryl, Deb, Maria Stahl, The Montreal Sisters, Colleen, Kris, E G Wow (who taught me to enlarge photos), Carletta, ilandavita, Nora Johnsen, reg,
Ralph and Patti and Raven. You have all put so much wisdom into my life, broadened my horizon and opened my heart.
I will be back. I simply cannot be without you.Please bear over with me and say a prayer if you feel like.
 
dear mr. jim...do you remember when our felisol first came to us, you were the one to mention that it would be really nice for her to have a different blog name and on that suggestion, was created the girl from "on the far side of the sea"!
what a gift the sea gave to us and we will ever love her. and pray for her to have a good rest!...love terry
 
What a great idea!
 

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