Giving Religious Gifts without Offending Anyone

Special Gifts to Give for a Baptism

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Special Gifts to Give for a Baptism

If you are going to be a part of a baptism ceremony and would like to make sure that you are providing a quality gift, you might want to take a look at these suggestions. This way, you will not have to worry about getting a gift that will not truly be enjoyed. Personalized Children’s Bible While the child may still be too young to read a children’s book on his or her own, your gift can still be a book that is cherished. The parents or grandparents can read to the child as a way to make a better bond. You may want to order a Bible that is personalized with the name of the child that you are giving it to. If you can, you may also want to include information such as the birth date of the child or his or her baptismal date. This will make this Bible a gift for the little one to cherish for many years to come. Engraved Cross You can purchase an engraved cross in one of many different materials or colors. You can stick with a classic-looking silver cross or buy a pink or blue one depending on the gender of the child you are buying the gift for. Just make sure that you are putting the most important information on the cross without trying to add too much on there. If there is too much engraved on the cross, the engraving might be a little difficult to read. You will want just enough information that someone could still just walk past the cross, glance at it, and be able to make out everything that it says. Customized Photo-Collage Frame This is a very nice gift because it is not just something that the child can enjoy looking at over the years; it is also something that the parents will get a lot of great use out of. Customize the frame with the name of the child and the date of his or her baptism. Then, as the parents collect photos that were taken during the ceremony, they can pick and choose which photos they would like to put in the frame that you purchased for the baby as a gift. Simply make sure that you are purchasing your baptism gifts from a company that is known for their impressive engraving skills and customer service. This way, you will have the perfect gift in no time at all.  To learn more about the Bible, consult a company such...

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How To Clean Your Outdoor Catholic Statues

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Clean Your Outdoor Catholic Statues

It is not uncommon to see catholic statues outdoors in cemeteries, outside a church or even in the gardens of those who are Catholic. However, as these statues are exposed to outdoor elements, such as rain and dust, they can become dirty. Learning how to properly clean them will help them last and look great. The majority of outdoor catholic statues are made from either concrete or fiberglass. Here are instructions on how to clean both of these types of statues. Cleaning Fiberglass Outdoor Catholic Statues Fiberglass catholic statues are popular because they can be made to look realistic and have a lot of detail. Follow these instructions to clean your outdoor fiberglass catholic statues: Fill a bucket with warm water and a few squirts of a liquid dish soap. Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the soapy water. Do not use anything abrasive, like a cleaning brush or scrubbing pad. They can scratch the fiberglass. Begin wiping the statue down with the soapy water. Use the cloth or sponge to work your way into cracks and crevices, removing dirt. Rinse your cloth and bucket. Fill the bucket with cool water. Wipe down the statue to remove soap residue. Use a lint-free cloth to dry the catholic statue to prevent water spotting. Cleaning Concrete Outdoor Catholic Statues Concrete outdoor Catholic statues are popular for a number of reasons. Concrete is strong and durable, making it a great choice for outdoor use. It also requires little care. However, there are times when it may look dirty. When this occurs, it should be cleaned to preserve its appearance. Follow these steps to clean your concrete outdoor catholic statues: Mix one gallon of hot water with two ounces of washing soda, also called sodium carbonate. You can find this in the laundry aisle of the grocery store. Mix until the washing soda dissolves into the water. Alternatively, you can buy a concrete cleaning soap at home improvement stores. Spray the statue with a hose to dampen it. Dip a soft-bristled plastic scrubbing brush into your soapy water or concrete cleaning product. Scrub the mixture into your statue. Do not use a wire cleaning brush as it can damage the concrete. Use a hose to spray away any soap residue. Allow the statue to air dry. Our Lady of Grace, Our Lady of Lourdes, Madonna and Child and Saint Joseph are all common catholic statues you may find in cemeteries and gardens. If you have any of these statues, taking the time to clean them can help ensure they look great and...

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Three Great Christian Symbols To Decorate Your Home

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Great Christian Symbols To Decorate Your Home

As a believer in the teachings of Christ, it takes frequent reminders and understanding to fully embrace the walk of the religion. If you want to help yourself in this regard, while also finding some beautiful decorations for your home, you can purchase some religious goods and artwork that will adorn your walls. Consider the information below, so that you can understand some of the best ways to decorate your home with Christian based art and ornaments to do the job.  The Wall Crucifix: A Reminder Of Christ’s Death And Resurrection The wall crucifix is one of the most common religious monuments that Christians place in their home. It serves as a symbol that is foundational to the entire faith. It represents the crucifixion of Christ and his resurrection that people who observe the Christian faith adhere to. Because of this, it is an excellent monument to place in your home, a reminder of your faith and a conversation starter once you have guests throughout your home. There are a number of wall crucifixes that you can purchase, including standalone crosses and crucifixes with a Christ ornament attached. The Fish: Symbolic Of Christ’s Grace The fish is also a very common symbol amongst the Christian faith. Its origin dates back to Clement of Alexandria and its use was once as popular as the cross is now. The symbol takes on a lot of meanings in the Christian faith, including the parable of Jesus feeding many with fish, the call for followers to become fishers of men and symbolism of water baptism. In purchasing religious symbols for your home, the fish is an ever popular decoration to keep in mind in terms of declaration and the expression of your faith. The Alpha And Omega: Expressions of God’s Eternity To utilize a religious symbol that is a bit out of the box, you can look no further than the Greek alphabet. In the King James Bible, God is often referred to as the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end. For this reason, simply adding the Alpha and Omega Greek letters to your wall serves as a constant reminder of God’s power and place in your life. These letters, when combined, can be stylized in a way to match any room in your home, while also symbolizing the eternal power of Christ. Consider these three symbols as you shop for religious goods to decorate your...

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Inspirational Marriage Engravings For Your Christian Rings

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Inspirational Marriage Engravings For Your Christian Rings

For Christians, marriage is a beautiful and life changing event. If you are planning to get married to your soulmate, you may wish to present them with a gift to cherish. One of the symbols of marriage that the both of you will wear are your wedding rings. To give your future spouse a special gift, consider engraving a beautiful biblical quote on the symbol of your everlasting love. Here are some ideas for engravings for the wedding ring that you will wear forever. Proverbs 31: The Wife of Noble Character For a beautiful bride, the Bible makes it clear that the Proverbs 31 woman is the aspiration for a virtuous woman and wife. If you want to remind your wife how you feel about her and provide her with inspiration on being a Christian wife, inscribe some of the Proverbs 31 versus from 10-31. You may also elect to have just the verse numbers engraved, or you may select terms from the scriptures that best applies to your future wife. Ephesians 5:23: The Husband is to the Wife as Christ is to the Church The bible sets up the order of the household and makes the husband the household authority figure. Husbands are told to love their wives, and wives are told to submit to their husbands. To remind one another of the love, honor, and cherish that God expects you to offer one another, the Ephesians verse is a great inscription for both Christian rings. Genesis 2:23-24: The Beginning of Men and Women Flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone is how man and woman came about. In Genesis, the Bible describes God sending Adam into a deep sleep and creating Eve from one of his ribs. The Genesis verses are the first connections that God gave to men and women, as one sex was taken from another to be a helpmate. To remind yourselves of God’s plan for you as a couple from the very beginning of human creation inscribe the Genesis versus into your wedding rings. Mark 10:9: The Everlasting Marital Promise A Christian marriage is considered a covenant before God. Marriages before Christ are to last until death do you part. As a daily reminder of the lifetime that you will enjoy together, place Mark 10:9 on your rings, which tells you “what God has put together, let no man put asunder”. Through grace, you and your spouse can lean on your faith to help you get through tough times and achieve a loving marriage that glorifies your higher...

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