01 October 2010

an old treasure

I don't recall ever seeing Bill's mom read a Bible. I wasn't sure she even owned one.

But his younger brother, Dean, found this old, battered Bible among their grandmother's things, with their mother's maiden name engraved on the cover. It's a huge volume, a teacher's edition. She must have used it as a young teenager, since she married at age 16.

Dean treasured the old book. He died a few years ago from cancer and his wife gave it to Bill yesterday . . . . now it is a special memory for Bill of both his mother and his brother.


  1. Vicky, thank you for stopping by my blog. My husband and I have been blessed by Jesus many times. Thank you for your thoughts.

    My husband a little over tow years ago faced a closing where he worked. He made the bold move to another career at the age of 55. He was off work for two years and during one of those years he went back to school for nursing. He now has a job even after his heart attack. It was a good move for us and he is now 57. We say it is never to late and you are never to old.

    I will say a prayer for you and your husband. I pray he finds the strength to change careers. You are never to old.

  2. Thank you, Toni, for your prayer and encouragement! I thought again of both of you while driving home from buying groceries today.

    I'm trusting the Lord to speak what Bill needs to hear in his heart; meanwhile, I pray specific prayers & Bible verses for him each morning.


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