Thursday, January 28, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday


 B is for Bible

The Bible's that I own have all been gifts from special people in my life.  My mother bought my first Bible as a Christmas gift.  She wrote inside the cover that I was 11 and dated it 1968.






As you can see it is the King James Version and was even personalized.  The next Bible I received from a friend that actually lead me to my personal relationship to Jesus.  That friend explained what it meant to be Born Again and after a few months attending a spirit filled church and spending time with this friend I made that step in my life.  I was a single parent at the time and my girls were all very young.  I would not have had the funds to buy a Study Bible so it was very precious to me to receive one as a gift.



















It is very worn now because it has by far been the most used of my Bibles.  It is heavy though and got quite a banging around carrying it back and forth to church, so my oldest daughter bought myself a slim line NIV Bible as a Christmas present. It is definitely  my most treasured Bible.  It actually resides in my car so I am never without it  if I need it for church or study.


As you can see every Bible I have owned has been a gift from someone loved.  But we should always remember the original Giver of the Word itself is more precious than any other.  "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."  Matthew 4:4

I am linking up to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.  You can write about anything that starts with the letter B this week.  You can even share your favorite recipe or picture.  So go on over and check out what everyone else is writing about this week and share something yourself!
http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2010/01/alphabe-thursday-b.html


Hope you are having a great week and thanks for stopping in for a visit!  

21 comments:

5thsister said...

Lovely, lovely post!

Catherine said...

The best of the B words - Bible! Excellent post :) .
Blessings,
Catherine

Sarah said...

You have a Bookshelf of Bibles. Thanks for sharing this lovely post.

Linda said...

Bibles all the more meaningful as gifts!

Linda said...

Love your FIRST BIBLE...I have one just like it...it's my fav! Looks like we are about the same age:)

Blessings,
Linda

Jenny said...

What a lovely post. I find that so many of my memories are linked to books and music. It is wonderful you have this lasting legancy of your Mom.

Thanks for participating!

A+ for you this week!

Jenny said...

Darn. But an F for me. Legacy.

Deborah Ann said...

How beautiful that you treasure God's Word so much! I have an NIV study Bible too - I love it! But you're right, it's too big to lug around. I bought myself a slimmer version too.

Thanks for the cute birthday joke! I can't wait to tell that one to my grandkids.

laterg8r said...

my mom has a white bible just like that with gold edged pages - beautiful :D

Viki said...

What lovely Bibles.

mbkatc230 said...

What a lovely post Brenda. My favorite bible is the one that belonged to my father. It was given to him by his sister before he was deployed to Korea. Thanks for stopping by. Kathy

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Very nice post! Good use of the letter B.

Prim2Pink said...

My mother has a Bible that she keeps all the family info in. She wrote every illness we kids had and every death or marriage. She keeps everything tucked in the pages. All safe & sound under His care.
Judy

Holly said...

My first Bible was the same as yours!!! from my grandparents. Still have it, never read it!!!! I do not like the KJ version!!!!
Love the Life Application Bible...my most favorite ever!!! Like you, I have many, but that one's my fav.!!!
I haven't added the scent to my detergent yet. I need to make another batch, so I'll probably do it then.

Amy said...

I loved your post! My first bible was also white with gold embossed personalization. Only it was my Grandmother who gave it to me.

mrs. c said...

Thank you for sharing with us, you are a true believer, sharing how your Bible means so much to you. It helps me to read each morning before I go into school.

My name is PJ. said...

I have a bevy of bibles myself! My favorite is the one that's tattered.

Lovely, lovely post!

mrs. c said...

You are so smart!!!! By the way,how did you get that green square icon for Alphabe-Thursday on your blog??? Sometimes I can figure out stuff but I don't know how to do that

mrs. c said...

You are so smart!!!! By the way,how did you get that green square icon for Alphabe-Thursday on your blog??? Sometimes I can figure out stuff but I don't know how to do that

RNSANE said...

How precious these Bibles are to you - especially in that each one is a gift. As you read them, I am sure you think of the giver and offer a prayer for them.

Thanks for reminding us about this most special of "B" words. It reminds me that I should read my own Bible more often.
Check out my "B is for Barcelona" - my favorite city in the world - at
http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/01/b-is-for-barcelona.html#links

Somehow, McLinky didn't work for me!

Beautiful Mess said...

I Loved this post. Such a reminder of those who have "passed down" the faith.

I too have a bookshelf of bibles-but my most treasured one is put away from falling apart. It would make a great post someday soon--thanks for the idea.

God bless!

Jen