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Widow's Mite

A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.

Mark 12: 42-44



I have been wearing this necklace a lot lately. It was a "gift" from Sonlight when I purchased J's curriculum. I often think that a "gift with purchase" is a bit tacky, but this one touched me. It came in an envelope with a note from Sarita, one of the founder's (with her husband) of Sonlight. I, unfortunately, threw out the note, probably in one of my cleaning whirlwinds. But, I remember what it said.
The pendant is a "widows mite." It is an actual coin from Israel, like the coin that the widow gave in the scripture above. Sarita wrote that it is to be a reminder of the sacrifices we make each day, educating and raising our children. And, what little we think we have to give, that God blesses our gift.
So I wear the pendant as a reminder, on those days when I feel that I have so little to give, that by the simple act of giving all I have, God blesses it. I may not see that blessing. I may not even feel it in the moment, but it is there. God blesses my efforts.

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  1. I love this post! And your necklace! I have often felt that I didn't give enough during the day. And it has taken me a little while to realize that my children are constantly learning, no matter what happens. Thank you for the reminder!

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  2. Beautiful! And what a nice daily reminder :)

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Outside my window...
It is cold!

I am thinking...
About starting up school again today . . . back the the "grind." I happy to get back into our routine again.

I am thankful for...
Having some time to sit and blog!

I am wearing...
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I am remembering...
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I am going...
To work on my long to-do list!

I am currently reading...
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On my mind...
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