Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Your bible

If your bible is falling apart, your life is probably together.

Adam & Katie have a sign at their house that says that. How about that? How true is that?

We live in the days of Audio books,, internet, all things can somehow become technical.

I don't know how many bibles I have, I owned only one for awhile. In 2001 I inherited a Catholic bible that was Father Jack's (my dad's uncle - my great uncle) prior to that I had picked up a NKJV bible but rarely opened it, I found the NKJV difficult to read, I thought no wonder people don't read the bible. In 2003, however I picked up the Women of Faith NIV version. I loved it, however it was hardcover so it came with me to church and stayed at home because it was so heavy. You know I am not home very often, and I would find myself some place and I would want to look something up, however I did not have my bible with me. It was marked in, and highlighted. GASP! I was always taught that you do not write in books but I decided to throw caution to the wind and write away.

About a year ago I decided I really needed a bible to keep in my purse. However, those teeny tiny ones are far too small to try to find a phrase, you can read them. So Family Christian had this great sale, bibles for $12.99. They had a pink one or a really pretty Navy Blue one. I bought the pink one even though blue is my favorite color and I actually don't like pink. It seemed kind of funny to me. (And as a side note, I thought the bible was the greatest selling book of all time, why are they so expensive?) I carry my pink bible in my purse, not because I think I am some holier than though thou kind of person, I carry it with me because I use it. I may end up somewhere that I have a minute, I take the time to read my bible or someone may ask me a question, and I try to find it in there. There are pictures, and notes from people in my bible. There's all kinds of stuff. It looks like i don't really take care of it, but honestly, it takes care of me, not the other way around.

When someone has their bible sitting next to me, I always pick it up, I know it sounds wierd, but I check to see if it's used. There are a lot of people in my life that I look up to, and with that being said, I want to make sure they are using the correct resources.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


Louise said...

This spoke to me greatly this morning Margie. Thank you!

Mrs. Mac said...

Wow, Margie ... you have such an insight!

Trish said...

Carrying your Sword with you, Yes Ma'am a sad looking Bible is proof positive that is is well used!