Something I love about this semester in Scotland is all the time we have with  people from church!

We had a night recently when Jennie and I went to a café with about a dozen ladies from church. We enjoyed hot drinks & yummy deserts, laughing together at some of the café’s art:

cafe art









We talked about chocolate, we talked about people we love.

I heard stories about husbands and children, and I told stories about my own family.  We discussed knitting sweaters, owning dogs, and reading books.

I remember we had a particularly interesting conversation about reading.

It was mentioned that attention spans lessen as we age.  We can’t remember what we’ve just read; it’s harder to concentrate than it used to be.

This was a rather sad train of thought… until we remembered our favorite book!  Whether we’re old or young or anywhere in between, we will *always* have God’s help understanding and remembering His Word to us in the Bible.

Paul writes that we understand the things of God because His Spirit is in us and in those who teach us (1 Corinthians 2). Also, since all who belong to Jesus have His Spirit (Romans 8:9), He will *always* be there to help us understand His living and active Word.

This is beautiful news! It is encouraging for the Lord’s dear, gray-headed saints… and it is encouraging for clueless blondes as well.   Praise the Lord.

Pick up and read the Word, my friend.

Pray… pick up… and read.

Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it, and I will carry you; And I will bear you and I will deliver you. –Isaiah 46:4

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
–Psalm 19:7

Rosie Perkins