This morning I stopped by the estate sale of one of my mom's friends that the daughter, my friend, was having. There were a few little treasures that I picked up that will remind me of the little girl, Ann Louise Lentz of Sparenberg, Texas. I learned that as a young girl, like many, she had a Lutheran connection. I purchased her book Advanced Bible History for Lutheran Schools. It has been interesting to browse its pages.
I love her signature. I always loved writing my name in my books. I think she enjoyed learning.
I'm not sure the lesson, but I think Ann lived a long & full life, but not as long as Methuselah!!!
There are several beautiful art plates in the book. This one is titled The Creation.
The other book I bought is the Holy Bible. It is an American Bible Society Bible printed in Great Britain with no date. On the black inside cover, you can barely make out her name, Ann Louise Lentz. The Bible most likely is between sixty and seventy years old. It is, of course, a King James Version.
This is what I know to be true. I know that Ann Louise Lentz and Lorena Zoe Etter's daughters desire that all will come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Their faith carries them. In John chapter three we read,
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
We are learning still. Thankful for mothers, friends, faith, and joy through the hope delivered through Jesus Christ!
Fresh Find: Fun camping socks for Father's Day; for girls, too.