I've been struggling the past couple of weeks with writing as I'm sure you can tell. I've had a hard time looking at Mom & Dad's notes. I just couldn't bring myself to look through them lately so I took a bit of a break.
I'm okay with that and I hope you are, too.
My daughter, Stacie started in Bible Study Fellowship last year with the book of Isaiah. Mom was thrilled that Stacie was doing the study but she was afraid that Stacie might be overwhelmed with such a difficult book to start off with. No worries though. Stacie loved it! It was just the kind of in depth study she had been longing for.
BSF is an international, nondenominational intense Bible study. Women all over the world study the same thing every week. Mom & Stacie often discussed their study and compared notes. One time when Stacie was stuck on a question, she called her Granny. Mom confessed that she was stuck on that one, too. She tried every other available resource but she finally broke down and asked Dad what he thought. She told me later that she tried never to ask him his thoughts until she had completed her work. She wanted to figure it out for herself.
When I came across years worth of notes that Mom had from her precious
times in BSF, I knew I had to give them to Stacie. The other evening Stacie came into my room as I was reading and with
tears in her eyes she said, "Mom, I want to thank you for giving me Granny's notes from BSF. It means so much
to me to have them."
This year BSF is studying the book of Acts. Mom had 2 sets of notes on the book of Acts. She had done it twice in the past 20 years or so. Stacie said she would do her study first and then compare it with what Granny had. She said it was the next best thing to being able to talk to her Granny.
It brings me to tears just thinking about it. God has blessed me with beautiful, spiritual children in addition to a rich spiritual heritage!
Psalm 78:1-4 (The Message)
Listen, dear friends, to God's truth, bend your ears to what I tell you.
I'm chewing on the morsel of a proverb;
I'll let you in on the sweet old truths,
Stories we heard from our fathers,
counsel we learned at our mother's knee.
We're not keeping this to ourselves,
we're passing it along to the next generation—
God's fame and fortune,
the marvelous things he has done.