New and Old. I am thankful for my church family. The book on top is a gift from my church familyÂ that I appreciate very much. The Bible underneath was given to me by my pastor when I graduated high school. The Bible is starting to show some wear on the spine. As they say a scuffed Bible is a Bible worn down by the prayers prayed over it. An old Bible that looks brand-new is a Bible that has never been used.
I wrote this on Facebook on July 30, 2014,Â the dayÂ after Amy passed away. The comments after are so important to me.
“8 Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him. 9 For I am the least of all the apostles. In fact, Iâ€™m not even worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted Godâ€™s church.” 1 Cor 15
Even if all we could afford was a 99 cent frosty at Wendy’s. Amy always made me feel like a king for spending that time with her. She appreciated my attention in a way that paid me back ten times what I gave to her. She asked me over and over again what she could do to please me as much as I pleased her. She never quite understood that to please me it was enough for Amy to be herself. The suit of armor to be Amy’s white knight doesn’t fit me but it is something that I wish to grow into.
Amy Beth Brake (1982 – 2014)
The man who finds a wife finds a treasure and receives favor from the Lord. â€“ Prov 18:22 (NLT)
But this precious treasureâ€”this light and power that now shine within usâ€”is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies. So everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own. –2 Cor 4:7 (NLT)
Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves. 21Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be. –Matt 6:20-21 (NLT)