This is my first post for Show and tell Friday hosted by The Romantic Home Blogspot - please feel free to click on her button on my sidebar.  I have chosen to display a small collection of antique books that reveal sermons written by a preacher in the 1800's.

During this holiday season when we are all so busy with the decorations and the shopping it is easy to forget what the real reason for the season is.   No matter what your religious affiliation, or if you religious at all, lets, all of us, engage in a deeper level of humanity.  We all know it is the act of giving - not the gift that counts.

Blessings to all of you,


  1. Fascinating books. I love old handwritten books. What a neat blog.

  2. A beautiful post. Your books are fabulous...I love everything about them and of course, the real reason for the season is most important! Thank you for sharing these and for all your kind comments.
    Take care, Laura

  3. Hello Jo, I tried to leave a comment earlier but Blogger would not let me... what precious treasures you have in your books... so inspiring... thank you for sharing them... Bisous... Julie Marie

  4. Bonjour! Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. These sermon books are wonderful. Both of my grandfaters were preachers and I have theie Bibles and handwritten sermons - thay are so special to me. I'll be following along and will be back soon.

  5. Your pieces are beautiful, treasures of the heart & soul of another to cherish forever ... I treasure every piece of paper from our family, particularly their personally handwritten pieces.

    Yes, you entered the giveaway perfectly. I hope you will follow us, I just followed you.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  6. Bonjour! What perfect little treasures you have here! They are just wonderful. I wanted to stop by to say thank you for checking out my shop. I hope you love your tags! Have a beautiful weekend ~ Rochele

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  8. OMGoodness-you have a pretty blog!! :) I can see I'm going to spend some time here looking through your previous posts.

    Thanks for stopping by~

    I hope you have an enjoyable weekend!!


  9. Wonder books and what a treasure to have. I hope we all find ways to give a little more this year too!

  10. What beautiful treasure you have there!
    :o) Tricia Anne

  11. My 13YO daughter and I have been looking through your beautiful blog and we love it! This prayer book is amazing!

    Thank you so much for signing up to follow my blog and I am signing up to follow yours.

    Will be back soon!

    Best wishes, Natasha.

  12. Hello Jo,
    Wonderful post... yes, it is so fun to give and be able to touch someone. I like the books too, I enjoy seeing the penmanship from old books and correspondence. Thanks for visiting my blog too.
    Sharon :-)

  13. Those sermon books are beautiful. Sweet little treasures of an era gone by. I am so sad that schools are phasing out teaching handwriting. Soon, it will be a lost art.


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