Fireworks is an alluring gift store in the Seattle airport. Its reasonably-priced, unique and fanciful collection of jewelry, kitchenware, children’s toys, and other things you can’t live without has caused more than one person to miss their planes. It’s the kind of store where tempted believers have pushed their wallets further into their purses and pockets and recited the mantra: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.” (Matthew 6:19 NIV)
I admit to being wooed by an exotic clothing store now and then, but the kind of tchatchke (look it up in the Yiddish Handbook: 40 words You Should Know) in Fireworks is not generally my compulsion. But with a couple of extra hours before my plane back to Detroit a few weeks ago, I was wooed by the colorful displays and compelling inventory.
Over an hour later, with some restraint and the need to get to my gate, I came out with only one product. I justified the purchase with the thought, “It will enhance my prayer life.”–and I think it has.
So here’s my Christmas gift idea. It’s a set of three white-board refrigerator magnets. You can draw your prayers and pop them on the refrigerator to remind you and/or your family to pray. Buy a set of dry-erase markers to include with the magnets. Together the gift would cost less than $15 and is suitable for both adults and children. The product is called Talk Bubble White Board Magnets by Umbra.