All of my life I have had a very difficult time figuring out what kind of gift to give to my Aunt Jenny for her birthday or at Christmas. Perhaps one of the reasons for that difficulty is because I have lived out in a rural area for so long, so many miles from what my mother would call “civilization” that I really are unaware about how many different retail stores actually exist in this day and age! To be perfectly honest, I am a little bit embarrassed to admit that I had no idea where any retail store that specializes in Christian Gifts exists within an hour’s drive of my house.
When I attended a Christmas concert this past winter at the Civic Center, I was delighted to find a small assortment of gifts were available for sale in the lobby. The ones that really caught my attention were an assortment of gospel CDs and some very nice Bible covers. Also on display were some nice heavyweight bookmarks with small crucifixes tied to one end with golden ribbons and bible verses printed on them, and some night-lights that looked like stained-glass church windows. I decided to purchase one of the night-lights and one of the bookmarks to send to Aunt Jenny for her birthday in April. I had already sent her a Christmas gift, so when I got home I wrote her name on the outside of the paper bag and tucked the purchase into my treasure chest to await her birthday.