Friday, October 21, 2011

It is not good for man to be alone

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!


 (Genesis 2:18)

(Genesis 2:24)


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. 



27 comments:

Amanda said...

aw Ruthie this is truly a great post! I love those pictures. I love your faith! I really admire you for being so strong in your faith, and it motivates me to get into it more as well, especially with Scott! You r amazing mah love! xoxo

Amanda said...

Beautiful post! And I love your photography so far. I'm quite impressed. I guess the next step is for me to get a fancy camera like you!

Meredith said...

I love everything about this. The lovely Bible, your beautiful (gorgeous!) ring, and the message behind it. I got goosebumps - "we will bend, wear out, spill coffee on as many bibles as it takes to keep us close to our Father".

Alana said...

I love this post! What a special keepsake! And your photos are gorgeous...but not as gorgeous as that ring!

Thanks for linking up girl!

Gina said...

Great idea and great photos! I just found an old spelling book from 1908 in an antique shop in Texas the other day. Love old books

Candace Stevenson said...

what a lovely post! ANd I have to say, that ring is LOVELY!!
Lovely Little Rants

Claire-Christine said...

Ruthie you have an amazing talent for taking pictures! This post brought tears to my eyes...I love everything about it: being close to God, the rings, the passages.
I love you!

yours truly said...

Such a beautiful post.
p.s- love your rings!!
xoxo-Bekah

Christina said...

Great post Ruthie! I really enjoyed it...thanks!

Brooke said...

Love, love, love the pictures!

Leah from Sweet and Sour Showers said...

Gorgeous pics, Ruthers! Totes impressed!

Jamie said...

Awesome post! I recently just started reading from the Children bible to my daughter at night. I thought she was still too young to sit still and take it in... but she is doing great. Pretty cool how that works, right?
Anyway, your engagement ring in gorgeous! Any idea where the hubs purchased it? Just curious.
Have a great weekend!

GingerPeachT said...

I'm new to your blog, but I really enjoyed this post. It wasn't till recently that my hubby had said the same quote to me about the worn Bible. I had never heard of it! I really think its neat.

Lovely photos by the way. I've had my DLSR now for ten months and I'm still learning new things lol

Heather @ we.are.the.holdens said...

Ruthie a life built upon His word and principals is what it's all about. Such a sweet post on the bible and God's word. And oh my girl, your ring is gorgeous! Those photos are looking mighty good...:)

Krista said...

This is so beautiful Ruthie! The pics and the sentiment!

And I really like the quote about the Bible that is falling apart. So true. I hope one day mine is falling apart ;)

Kristy said...

awww.....I think this is my FAVORITE post that I've ever read on your blog (and I've read a lot)!! This is SO sweet and SO SO beautiful!!!!! LOVE the pictures!!!!!!

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

beautiful! stopping by from casey's blog.. i'd love for to stop by my blog and checkout the huge ($100) giveaway going on-http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

Courtney said...

Ruthie this post is beautiful. Praise God for strong marriages built on His truths. I am so blessed by your example as a wife to your man. You are truly a beautiful woman and I'm grateful for you and your lovely blog!

Erinn said...

This was an amazing post! I'm personally not religious but I love the bible (i'm a walking contradiction) and it sounds like you've found a very special bible to keep with you for life. It's great to hear the past of it and wonder about what the previous owners were like.
Really nice post :)

Liz Brown said...

Good for you! :)

Amanda C. said...

Those are beautiful pictures. That bible just looks like its got such history.

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

Great job with the camera! I loved reading about the old Bible. I'm in Numbers and am seriously having a hard time getting through this part. Your post gave me a jab. Yay!

Thanks for your comment on my blog today.

Erin said...

Oh boy did this post make me so happy! :) That bible is amazing...such a beautiful representation of a man's faith in Christ. What a unique and special treasure to have! Dang girl...your ring is bling'n!!! :)

Jen said...

those are beautiful! My favorite is the last one. I have a feeling that will end up on Pinterest :) Your ring is gorgeoussss

Heather said...

Such a great post on love & marriage, Ruthie!! I love that you have that old Bible... that is just too cool!
I also love that you're taking lots of pics with your new camera-- whoohoo!!! And love the ring shots-- so gorgeous!!! oxoxoxoxo

Missy May said...

Lovely Post...Very encouraging. Please can I use one of your image, the bible with the ring in the middle for short film about marriage please? Its for a university project, not commercial. Its a short film about marriage.
THANK YOU..od bless you!
missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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