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3 Birthday Gifts For An Adult Who Has A Renewed Passion For Religion

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Birthday Gifts For An Adult Who Has A Renewed Passion For Religion

If you know someone who has developed a renewed passion for religion as an adult, then you have several cool birthday gift ideas to get them. While you might not know too much about Christianity or Judaism, don’t worry about it. This guide will give you some unique ideas to consider. You can find most of these gifts at a store that specializes in religious goods. A Good Bible Chronology Wall Poster This is great for studying the tricky genealogy and historical events that are found in the Bible. Even if you are not especially familiar with the Old Testament, you may have heard how many names and tribes there are. For someone who is a new student of the Bible, they would love the poster. They can use it as a quick visual reference to help them remember who begat whom, and which tribe belonged where. It’s also a great way to get a quick overview of events. It’s especially helpful when trying to envision the split between the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and which King ruled where. You can choose a chronology chart that includes the Dephites , Lamanites, and Jaredites if your friend has a new passion for the LDS faith. If they are more interested in Judaism, you can choose a chronology chart that devotes much area and detail to Exodus, the time of the Judges, and then, later, the Divided Kingdom. And if they are a Protestant or Catholic, you can choose a chart that devotes space to Christ, the Roman Army, and the foundation of the early church. An Exegesis On The Old or New Testament If they are pursing a scholarly path, and looking for heavy, critical examinations of the Bible, then you might want to get them a serious academic work that analyzes the work in either the Old Testament or the New Testament. Many of these works are great for fans of linguistic analysis who like to read about the ways in which the different languages (from Greek , Hebrew, and Aramaic, to Latin, and finally English) shaped the current text. A DVD Showcasing Locations From The Bible Lots of people don’t have the money or time to travel to the Middle East, even though they would love to. One fun way to solve this problem (at least partially) is to get your friend a DVD that has a guided tour of some of the historic spots that come up in the bible. They will get to see the Jordan River, Gilead, Edom, and the Via Dolorosa. For more information and ideas, check out places...

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Creating Your Own Kippah Clips For Various Ceremonial Uses: What You Will Need

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Creating Your Own Kippah Clips For Various Ceremonial Uses: What You Will Need

Most people of the Jewish faith tend to use bobby pins or other basic hair clips to hold their kippot in place. However, there are no real laws in any Jewish sect that says you cannot use something other than bobby pins or basic hair clips. As such, you could make some fancier kippah clips, either for yourself or as a gift. The following ideas and instructions will get you started with what you need and how to make unique and attractive kippah clips. The Basics: Bobby Pins, Clips and Beads Start with the basics. Make sure you have some bobby pins and some hair clips on hand, specifically the kind that bend and snap into place. Then purchase embroidery floss, beads (silver, blue and white are quite popular for kippah clips, but you can use whatever colors are allowed in temple or at bar/bat mitzvahs), and a glue gun (with kosher glue sticks, if your sect of faith demands it). Many craft stores sell Star of David beads, which are especially nice for making these clips, so be sure to purchase some of these too. The Creative Process Your imagination is your own here, but the following instructions will get you started on making some clips and practicing with the materials. For Decorated Bobby Pin Kippah Clips: You can wrap or knot embroidery floss aroud the ribbed edges of the bobby pins. You can also tie in small colored beads into the floss decoration. Do not use too much floss, or the bobby pins will not hold your kippah on your head!  If you want to use just beads, squirt a small amount of hot glue inside each bead before slipping it onto the bobby pin. (Crystal-like beads are especially nice for kippah clips that you will use during Chanukkah or a bar/bat Mitzvah celebration.) Be sure to test the clips after you have decorated them to make sure they will hold your kippah in place. If not, you may need to rethink the creative process to make the clips work. For Decorated Snap Clips: Decorated snap clips may be even easier to decorate, since they have that open space in the snap-up middle. You can weave embroidery floss in various colors and patterns through the middle opening to create an interesting design. (Just be sure to leave the very middle part open so that the bend-up part of the clip can still snap into place, or the clip will not work properly.) You can also glue various beads to the ends of these clips and around the outer edges of the clips. To learn more, contact a company like Kippah...

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Helpful Ideas To Consider When Shopping For Catholic Statues

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Helpful Ideas To Consider When Shopping For Catholic Statues

Did you recently become a part of the Catholic faith and want to place items around your house that displays your beliefs? You might want to consider investing in a few statues that represent some of the prominent people in the bible. The great thing about statues is that they are available in various sizes, so you can purchase them based on how much extra space is available in your house. Take a look at this article for a list of ideas you can consider when buying your Catholic statues. The Virgin Mary One of the most prominent bible figures in the Catholic faith is the Virgin Mary. You can’t go wrong with placing a statue of her in your house, as she is one of the main statues in Catholic churches and homes. Catholics give honor to Mary because she is the mother of their Lord Jesus Christ. You can kneel in front of the statue of Mary when you are praying. There are numerous types of Virgin Mary Statues to choose from that represents different parts of the bible. Baby Jesus with Joseph & Mary Although Jesus was miraculously conceived by the Virgin Mary, he still had an earthly father by the name of Joseph. It is Mary and Joseph that raised Jesus as he grew up, and Joseph considered him his son. You can opt for a stature that displays the holy family all together.  For instance, there are some statues can displays Jesus lying in a manger with Mary and Joseph watching over him. Your options for the family all together on one statue are unlimited. Jesus Carrying the Cross One of the most important beliefs in the Catholic faith is that Jesus was beaten and had to carry a large cross. He was then nailed to the cross with a crown of thorns placed around his head. You can opt for a statue of Jesus carrying the cross to his place of death. Keep in mind that there are statues that are very detailed to show just how much torture Jesus experienced to save sinners, but it depends on which statue you decide to purchase. For instance, you can opt for details that display the welts on the back of Jesus while carrying the cross, or how deeply the crown of thorns was inside of his head. Visit a Catholic store to purchase a few statues for your house and show visitors what your new faith...

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Inspired By Faith: How To Create A Faith-Inspiring Gift Basket For The Christian Woman In Your Life

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Inspired By Faith: How To Create A Faith-Inspiring Gift Basket For The Christian Woman In Your Life

Gift baskets make great gifts. Not only do they look pretty, they are like receiving several gifts rolled into one. However, finding the right gift basket for your friend or loved one isn’t always easy. Ready-made baskets often contain items not suitable for your gift recipient. Creating your own custom-made gift basket isn’t difficult, and you can personalize it to fit the recipient perfectly. Your friend or loved one will be thrilled to receive a personalized gift that will encourage them to grow in their faith. Getting started Before you go shopping for your gift items, it will be helpful to do a little detective work first. For instance, find out what the recipient’s favorite bible verse is. You can often find items engraved with popular verses of scripture. Find out what the recipient’s favorite color is and plan your gift around it. Try to find at least a few items in the recipient’s color choice to give your gift instant appeal upon presentation. You should also keep their favorite color in mind when it comes time to purchase a bow for the package. Gift basket items Look for items engraved with the recipient’s favorite Bible verse. Small framed art pieces, blank journals, pens, and bible covers are some items commonly engraved with scripture verses. Christian jewelry is another good choice for a gift basket. Purity rings make nice gifts for teen girls or adult single women. Bracelets or pendants with Christian symbols of faith are always appreciated. Look for necklaces and bracelets with crosses, anchors, doves, or the ictus symbol. A new Bible in an easy-to-read translation makes a nice gift. Devotional books, new or classic, are also good choices. Magnetic bookmarks, Bible marking kits, and miniature scripture holders are nice items to include in your gift basket. Some other good choices include daily calendars, scented candles, hand lotion, or favorite candy treats. Choose a container Once you have purchased all of your gifts, you can select a basket. Purchasing your gifts before you choose a basket will help you avoid the frustration of ending up with too many items to fit in your container. Choose a basket big enough to display your items without crowding them. Fill the basket with colored shredded paper and arrange your items in the basket. Cut a large piece of cellophane paper much larger than the basket. Pull the paper up over the top of the basket and secure with a bow. Creating the perfect gift basket for the Christian woman on your gift list is a labor of love that will be remembered long after the gift is opened. Your thoughtfulness will be appreciated, and you will enjoy giving a gift that is personal and will help your friend or loved one grow in their...

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