Remembering those who trained you.

“That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith—and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice.” 2 Timothy 1:5

grandmother Twedt was an important influence in my life. I remember her every time I make my bed and tuck the sheet into a nice square military corner just as she taught me. She showed me how to serve a nice Sunday meal on good China, and made sure there were Kringla and Chocolate cake ready for “coffee time” desert. She’s been gone for nearly fifty years, but when I think of her, she I still get that “sting” behind my eye as if tears were trying to form.I also remember how much she loved the Lord and never missed a televised Billy Graham crusade.

Marc Chernoff posts daily on Marc and Angel Hack Life and wrote “12 Things My Grandmother Told Me Before She Died.” She had written words of wisdom in a journal, and one message was “Breathe in the future breathe out the past.” Basically, she wisely knew that the past is gone forever, so expel it and breathe in the future. One can miss a lot life if always expecting, assuming, or demanding something that can’t be changed or that is unrealistic–just do your best to live for the day.

I wish I had written down some of the words of wisdom my grandmother shared with me.

Lord, let us learn from the wise people we have known in our past. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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