We Southern girls love our monograms. A monogram is a motif of two or more letters, typically a person’s initials, usually interwoven or otherwise combined in a decorative design, used as a logo or to identify a personal possession. Pillows, sheets, towels, clothing and jewelry……if it’s not moving, we monogram it. As I get things in order to pack up for baseball season, I make sure to bring along my monogrammed sheets and towels. We don’t bring much from our house except for a few framed family photos and those monogrammed linens so that I can make the small apartment we are renting for the season, feel a little more like home.
As Christians we are in a way being monogrammed by God. Admitting we are sinners and accepting Christ as our Savior is the first stitch. More stitches are added as we study His Word, pray and spend quiet time with Him. When we are placed in situations we don’t want to be in or a door is opened that God wants us to step through, He continues weaving into us a decorative design, a logo that identifies us as Christians belonging to Him. His monogram on our hearts will never be finished while we are here on earth, but when we meet our Heavenly Father one day, the design will be complete.
And I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns. —Philippians 1:6
My favorite places in Chattanooga for monogramming are Charlotte’s Web Monogramming & Gifts and for monogramming of the heart, Stuart Heights Baptist Church. We really miss our church family while we are away, but you give us so much to take along with us wherever we go.