Thursday, February 28, 2008

Facing Your Giants

Some of you may know that the title of today's blog is a title of a Mac Lucado book as well. Facing Your Giants is the book that my evening Bible study group has taken the last 5 weeks to work through and it's been great! In the last chapter of the book Max talks about why David took five stones into battle against Goliath and how our five fingers can help us when we face down our Goliath (figuratively or literally).

The five stones are: The stone of the past...write today's worries in the sand. Chisel yesterday's victories in stone. The stone of prayer...peace is promised to the on who fixes thoughts and desires on the king. The stone of priority...See your struggle as God's canvas. On it he will paint his multicolored supremacy. The stone of passion...David lobotomized the giant because he emphasized the Lord (put Him first). And finally, The stone of persistence...Never give up. David took five stones. He made five decisions. Do likewise. Past. Prayer. Priority. Passion. And Persistence. Next time your Goliath wakes you up, reach for a stone. Odds are he'll be out of the room before you can load your sling (The proceeding is directly from the book).

So I put rub-ons, ribbon, and a little title on these little jars (the come in a package of 20 at Michaels for $20 but I used a 40% off coupon for it!), wrote the five stone names on some brown tinted "stones" (from the dollar store) and will give them to the participants of the study. I think they are a unique reminder of how to take God into every battle that we have.

I'd like to thank you all for your kind words on my post yesterday. I think Jon had a good day yesterday. He got lots of moolah from out of town family and we got him new golf shoes, a game for his PSP, and a personalized key chain thingie plus a couple of weeks ago he and a couple of friends went to a movie together. I thought about my mom a lot yesterday. One of the things that has always bothered me about loss is how life for other people just goes on (naturally) and it feels as if our loved ones are forgotten. I received a couple of e-mails yesterday from people I hadn't talked to in a long time who definitely miss my mom too and it was really nice to know that I'm not alone in missing her.

I hope you will all make today a wonderful Thursday! The group from Kids in Christ will be going to see the new Veggie Tales movie tonight so I'm really looking forward to that! I'll be talking in pirate all day tomorrow! LOL!

7 comments that make my day!:

Katie Skiff said...

I can't wait to see that movie too!!! Hee Heee.... That sounds like a good book....I like the stones you made. How fun!

Amber Porter said...

Love the meaning of your post and These little jars are adorable. I just saw these at Michael's yesterday but since there isn't a coupon this week, I decided to wait til next week and get them with a coupon!!

Cristina said...

I love the jars with the stones. The ladies will really appreciate them I'm sure! What a neat reminder. I need to read that book!

Courtney Fowler said...

Gasp! What a wonderful idea! I love it!

I saw the veggie tales movie, too. It's not here anymore! (sad face) The kids liked it a lot!

Catherine said...

Very cool...love it!

Jennifer Hodge said...

Isn't that a great book? I bought it myself and read it and loved it to death. I have been facing giants myself and I could really relate to it. I positively absolutely love your jars and may one day have to case them. What a great project!

JoAnna Goodman said...

Thank you for this post! This is such a good idea! I am teaching a scrapbooking bible study called 'God's Good Gifts' with a small group of ladies at church and I am going to mention this to them!!