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Friday, March 21, 2008

A Good Friday Show and Tell - Fish Bank

There is no show and tell hosted today at Kelli's, so this is a special edition.

In my kitchen, where the dominant theme is blue and white, is a blue and white ceramic fish that I would like to tell you about.

It is a vase in the form of a carp fish that I acquired years ago at one of the discount stores, probably Marshalls. Remembering the story about Christ sending a disciple to find a fish with a coin for the tax money, I decided to use the fish as a special bank.
"But so that we may not offend them, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours." Matt. 17:27 NIV

Whenever I find a coin anywhere, or have some unexpected small change, it is placed in this vase.

After some time has passed, when I need a small sum for something, I count up what is in the fish. I then set aside the tithes on it, and use the remaining 90% for my own needs.

From time to time family and friends have contributed coins to the vase, including this past week.

Thank you for coming by. Please leave a comment and do come again soon.


ceekay said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your fish story is great. You know if you wanted to find a fish vase, you would not find one! Great story. Have a blessed Easter Sunday!

Wanda said...

Oh, I love that sentiment! I especially love that you tithe the top 10%. Most people wouldn't even think of that.

Jenileigh said...

What a sweet sweet story! I love the idea. I may have to do this with my girls. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again! Happy Easter to you!

He is Risen!

Liz said...

Happy Easter!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great story to go with your fish vase, I would have never thought about that!

Thanks for the Special Edition of Show and Tell! I needed to get my S&T "fix" this week since I missed it last week!

Happy Easter!


P.S. - I see Hootin' Anni also did a S&T today.

Kelli said...

What a great story and vase, Carrie! I love anything that is white and blue. Have a wonderful Easter with your family!

Anita said...

Love the vase!!

My daughter, when she was little, had a bank that was three buildings put together... a bank, a store, and a church... 10% of her allowance went into the church, and the rest was divided between the bank and the store...

I really should find one like that for my son...

Great post! :)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I love that you use this for a little bank :) Now that is truly inspirational decorating!

Blessings to you and your family this Easter holiday.


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Karla said...

How neat! I would have never thought of tying the fish in with the Bible story and using it for a bank. What a great idea!