Thank you Grandma!

A bad attitude won’t help anything.

Grandma Shireman “sees through a glass darkly.”   She told me last week, “I can’t see to read much of anything anymore.” Grandma is 94 years old.  She has lived in Big Spring Care Center for nearly 10 years. All the while Parkinson’s disease has progressively limited her ability to enjoy life.  She has consistently greeted new friends moving into the home and said “good bye” as they have passed.  Over the past few years her eyesight has diminished taking away her enjoyment of crossword puzzles and reading her Bible.  On good days she can watch a little news on TV or see some birds eating out of the feeder. I thanked her for being such a good example of a good attitude.  She said, “Well, you might as well have a good attitude. A bad attitude won’t help anything!”

Grandma missing her opportunities to read the Bible reminds me to count carefully the days I miss reading the Bible.  Sometimes we spend days by choice not seeing things more clearly – we fail to read The Word given to us to give us light (2 Peter 1:19).   Thank you Grandma, I will spend fewer days without The Word because of you.

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One Response to Thank you Grandma!

  1. dougdelp says:

    I have had some inquiries about Bible reading plans. Here’s my 2 cents worth. Find a plan – not a perfect one. Just find a plan and stick to it. When you break the habit, pick up where you are. Don’t try to go back and make it up if you are more than a week behind.

    ONLINE BIBLE READING PLANS are cool if you start your early mornings or finish your evenings on a computer. http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/readingplans/

    MOBILE DEVICE READERS can be very helpful if you find yourself sitting and waiting on people, places or things. (No not stop lights!) http://www.suite101.com/content/best-ipod-touch-and-iphone-bible-apps-a166116

    A PRINTABLE ONE YEAR BIBLE PLAN is simple, and can be readily available at “Your Fig Tree” (wherever you consistently study/pray) or book marked on your desktop. http://www.oneyearbibleonline.com/readingplan/oneyearbiblereadingplan.pdf

    EXCELLENT BOOK ON PRINCIPLES OF BIBLE STUDY (Hermeneutics) is this book: http://www.zondervan.com/cultures/en-us/Product/ProductDetail.htm?QueryStringSite=Zondervan&ISBN=0310246040

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