The second I saw this on Pinterest, it had me thinking
Doesn't that make so much sense? It is so true.
Need a self help manual? Want to read some juicy love and lust stories? Or maybe you like stories about triumph?
The bible has it all. It is a jack of all trades.
In highschool I purchased a bible from a thrift store by my house. I already had my own bible but this one just stood out to me. It was old. The leather was worn. The corners were curled. It was used. Now I am someone who hates clutter. I hate keeping things, I love organization. You can usually find a 'to take to Goodwill' bag in my house at all times. But for some reason, I held onto that bible.
It sits in my living room and every so often I will open it up to read. It was given to a man named Fred Hartung in 1975 (crazy that his last name has ours in it). Each time I open it up, I find something new, a note jotted down next to a scripture or an old church bulletin that has been hiding between pages. It is such a cool thing. Although I do not know the owners and will never know them, I have a strange connection to this bible. It is one of the things on my "the house is burning down, grab what you can" list.
I've been learning how to use different settings on my new DSLR camera. Monday afternoon I came home and grabbed the bible right when I walked in. I love flipping to some of my favorite verses and reading the translation (that differs from my NIV bible).
Then I had an idea. Bear with me, I've had the camera for a week!
Our marriage is built on the words in this book and we will bend, wear out, spill coffee on as many bibles as it takes to keep us close to Our Father.