Pearls, Love and Prayers

We love hearing about the different ways Add-A-Pearls becomes ingrained in the lives of others. Thank you to Vicki Wadsworth for sharing her thoughtful gift-giving idea.

Chloe and her complete strand of pearls

Vicki's granddaughter Chloe has been receiving pearls since 2002 and she was able to have them all strung into a complete necklace for Christmas in 2012. (photo c/o Vicki Wadsowrth.)

Each of my granddaughters gets 100 pearls. With each pearl they get 6 Bible verses that coordinate with the beginning of the letters ... PEARLS. 

I purchase their PEARLS on every special occasion that comes around. I started with their baptisms, then Christmas, birthdays, confirmations and any other appropriate occasion.

Again, I take the letters of PEARLS and find a key word that corresponds with that letter that is found in the scripture.

For example: 

P.........Pray..........never stop praying .............1 Thessalonians 5:17

E.........Everything......for I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength........Philippians 4:13

A.........Attitude...........you must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.  .............,Phillipians 2:5

R.........Repent................"......repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near..........Matthew 4:17 

L.........Love.............Three things will last forever....faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is love. ......1 Corinthians 13:13

S........ Share...........and they share freely and give generously to the poor. .............2 Corinthians 9:9 

The operative words are usually verbs that command action or are descriptive of what God wants of us or how He wants us to live. And as you can see down the left hand column spells out the word PEARLS. This is also in line with the Pearls of great price found in Matthew 13. 

This is rather simplistic but gives you the idea of how and what I do.  

I typically do it on fancy stationary and pretty font and spacing.

(Here is a copy of the letter sent to Vicki's granddaughter, Mia on her 1st Communion. Her necklace was started for her on her baptism). photo c/o Vicki wadsworth

Each of the girls have kept all their letters which I address personally to them and for what occasion.  

This has proven to be such a personal and intimate gift to each of the girls and they look forward to upcoming events that bring them new pearls.

Written by: Vicki Wadsworth, Traverse City, MI.

 

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