From Generation to Generation-Always the Same

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Blog, Home Is Where The Story Starts, Uncategorized | 2 comments

This morning I am drinking my coffee and reading my Mommy’s bible. My Dad and Mom keep it on the piano in the basement. Last time I was home I found a Pledge Card for her to pray for my sister and me from when I was six months. This morning I started poking through the Bible looking at some of my favorite passages.


It appears they were some of hers too.


I love Philippians. I especially like Philippians 4. I actually have a very strong memory of my mother using Philippians 4:8 to correct bad thoughts I was having as a child. It stuck with me.


So this morning, I looked for the red highlights, the underlined places, the torn pages, the notes in the margins and these are the verses that jumped out at me.


Philippians 4:4-8

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Let your moderation (“sweet reasonableness” is in the margin) be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be careful for (anxious about) nothing: but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report: if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.


I love that the Bible is the same now as it was when my Mommy was a young mother. I love that God can speak to me in the same way.


Mostly, I love the truth that no matter what happens in our life GOD doesn’t change and HIS WORD is the same for all generations!




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  1. Missy

    Hi, Miriam! Glad to read that you are home for a visit. Enjoy your time!

  2. Danie Marie

    Sweet memories to carry you through life. Precious, Miriam. Thanks for sharing.