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Note From Mother – Week 2

Note From Mother Collection - Week 2

In the front pocket of his buttoned up shirt, patterned after a United States flag or an old car of some kind, Leo always kept a calendar with pictures of his great grandkids and some notes. He would take them out and show the to anyone, whether they were willing or not. He often would touch your shoulder and tell you he was glad to see you. He was always glad you were there. It wasn’t often that you would see Leo sitting, he was working the room, he had to say hello to everyone. If Leo was there, he made sure you felt welcome. He was always ready to join the fun whenever there was fun to be had.

We went out to eat at Breakfast Plus on the anniversary of Grandpa Leo’s death, and I asked Grandma Bev if there was any particular time that Leo would read his Bible during the day? She said there was no particular time; he would spend time with the Lord frequently. God was always on his mind it seemed. He liked to put the beginning of his favorite memorized verses on that piece of paper with notes in his front pocket. When he would tell a story he would reach into his pocket which would trigger that memorized verse. Each story always had a verse to go with it. He made the word of God a part of his life that he used on a daily basis. Just like the lyric in Wes’ song Note From Mother; “He fixed his eyes on Heaven and his feet were glory bound, and nothing or nobody at all could turn him around”

2 Timothy 2:15-18 NIV (One of Leo’s favorite verses)

15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have departed from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some.

How often do you read your Bible?

How often does God’s word come out in your conversation with others?

Have you ever memorized scripture before? Can you recall it now?

Does the life you live reflect God’s word to others around you?

Make a point to read the Bible each day of the week. If you need to start small then start small, just start. Get an app on your phone with a free daily verse, get a daily verse calendar, crack open your Bible and read a chapter. Challenge yourself even further to memorize at least one verse in that week. If you need a little help remembering it, jot down the first few words of the verse or the description of the verse just like Leo did and keep it in your pocket. Try to share that verse with someone you know....or don’t know, just like Leo did.