Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"B and B"

I'm not talking about a "Bed and Breakfast"!

How about "Buffalo River" and "Bible Ladies"?

When my husband and I are down on the farm,
we often think of a few things we need from the small town of Marshall
that is 15 or 20 minutes away.

To get there, we drive through the Buffalo National River area.
With Labor Day only a week and a half away,
I thought the tourist season would still be booming.

...But the number of canoes spotted on the river was down.

While my husband did our shopping
I had a different goal in mind.
I went to visit two very special ladies.
who now live in a retirement home.

For many years they were known as "The Bible Ladies".

They went to many area schools and taught Bible stories and lessons.
"Flannel graph pictures" were used to bring the stories to life.

I was surprised to see one of my
"Names of God on Rocks"
sitting on their window sill!

Before they had finished their lunch,
my husband arrived.
Although the school I went to did not allow the Bible classes,
Gary had benefited from their teaching at his school.
In case you're wondering...
Yes, that was quite a few years ago!
Miss Hilda is now 93 years old,
and Miss Jolena is a few years her senior.

Although I love my country,
I can't help but think that our nation would be a much better place
if the Bible was still taught in school!

"How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
    By living according to Your Word.
 I seek You with all my heart;
    do not let me stray from Your commands.
 I have hidden Your Word in my heart
    that I might not sin against You."

1 comment:

Ruth Hiebert said...

It is sad that we no longer have Bible teaching in school.