A friend of mine is hosting an ornament exchange party the first week of December, and I have gradually been collecting supplies to make a dozen “Shores of Galilee” ornaments. Inspired by this ornament, I asked my mom to collect some sand when she went to Israel last year.
The airport security people could not fathom why someone would want to bring a tupperware box of sand on an airplane, and reluctantly allowed her to bring this home to me. I was surprised to find the sand still very dark and moist when I opened this for the first time yesterday.
I should be able to get my halted assembly line going again tonight, to get the dozen for the party, and another half-dozen for my mom and daughters as a special keepsake of their own.
I love the sentiment on the original ornament, and will incorporate that into the packaging of the ornaments, (which I haven’t quite figured out yet)!
try always to be
as the man who walked
the shores of Galilee