Friday, April 26, 2013


So I'm a little late in posting my scripture memory verse for the latter half of April but I wanted to write about it a bit.

Ecclesiastes 7:12

Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter,
but the advantage of knowledge is this:
that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.

As I've written about before, Grandma lived to be almost 104 years and nine months old. Everyone always asked her the secret to a long life and in her Bible I found the latter half of this verse underlined: "Wisdom preserves the life of its possessor." I think Grandma knew that she had found the secret to a long life!

But I also think she knew that her words of wisdom would live on long after she had passed. The one thing I remember Grandma saying is "Don't think that way." Whenever we were worried about something or having negative thoughts Grandma would tell us "Don't think that way." She knew that a positive attitude would take you far in life. After all, look how far it took her :)

She also taught some important lessons about money. She knew that money would not help her live longer so she gave a lot of it away. She firmly believed in giving to charities which helped people who were less fortunate and that is another piece of wisdom I believe she firmly passed on to all who knew her. This line from her obituary has stayed with me, "She expressed regret that the younger generations did not appear to give as freely as she had hoped and wondered what would happen to the poor of the world."

So for these past few weeks I have been thinking about wisdom and money and Grandma. It's been a good verse to spend some time with.


  1. So sweet! What a legacy your Grandma left! I love it!

  2. She sounds like a wonderful woman.

    1. I don't know how I always get so behind on responding to blog comments. Yuck :(

      And my grandma was a wonderful woman. I'm so grateful I have her Bible and get a unique insight into what she thought.


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