Don, in the last entry your heart for God shines.
I just finished reading a book Unexplainable Events. . . But God--Legacy Letter to Our Grandchildren to Pass on Values from the Seasons of Life by Clifton & Ernstena Parker Wood. Clifton was our pastor for many years when we went to the Wesleyan Church. Ernie had been married to a Wesleyan preacher who had died in an airplane accident. She and Clifton reconnected from their college days when she had been a widow for 24 years, and Clifton's wife had died. The letters were continued for the grandchildren of the blended family. You can almost see the twinkle of her eyes and hear the beat of this grandmother's heart in the letters. The book is on Amazon, and this is a review I put there and on Facebook. I know some of you who enjoy reading about long-ago days would especially like this.
UNEXPLAINABLE EVENTS. . .BUT GOD is composed of letters written to the grandchildren of Clifton and Ernstena Parker Wood. The book exemplifies a wonderful way to leave a Christian legacy and gives readers practical suggestions for leaving their own legacies.
There are stories here of bygone days, of mischievous children, of missionary trips, of miracles from God's hand, of old loves and new--but most of all, of families dedicated to God and of God's grace in their lives. How the grandchildren, young and old, must have looked forward to receiving these fascinating letters, and how very much I enjoyed reading them. One of my favorite stories described how God healed the crack in the radiator of an old Model T Ford.
Karolyn Chapman, wife of Dr. Gary Chapman, author of THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, described the book this way: "This book is a treasure chest of God's hand in daily events. We want our grandchildren to read it."