Do you want to hear how good God is?? Well let me testify!! (don'tcha love it!!) I have been wanting a Dake Study Bible for....well, many years. My Pastor from my old church (before I moved to the city I am in) used a Dake. For 9 years I sat under this Pastor and learned more than I ever thought possible. He was a gifted teacher, and he studied from a Dake. Good Dake's are pretty costly and I could not pull 60-80 dollars aside to buy a Bible....since I already have a NKJV study Bible and a KJV reference (remember I just wood glued it back together recently?), plus the ESV I bought a while back (which was much cheaper), a new Bible of that cost was not using wisdom. Still I wanted one. Last week I was reading a blog and a reader mentioned she had a Dake Study Bible she was willing to give. I e-mailed her and told her I would love to have a Dake. Now I do not know this girl AT ALL. She does not read my blog, nor do I read hers. I expected a hard cover or paper type copy of a Dake, but still, it would have the same notes and I would feel blessed. What arrived at my door was a BRAND NEW (still in the box) bonded leather Dake Bible.It has that new Bible smell and everything. Not a mark in or on it. This sweet girl, Anna, would not even let me pay shipping. Now I know she will get a blessing from God for her generosity, but there is a part of me that is having a hard time accepting this. I want to send her something of equal value. Still, I am feeling this is a lesson for me in accepting a gift. Look at all the wonderful study notes....A Dake Bible is perfect if you want to really dig deep into the scriptures! It is a commentary, a Greek/Hebrew dictionary, and a full concordance all in one. Ok, enough testifying....but isn't God good??? Felt like He was loving on me through this gift!
Another package arrived too. Joann got some new scrubbies the other day and I mentioned I use to have some and could no longer find them. She sent me some...and in RED! My favorite color! I already used one and they work GREAT! Thank you, Joann. You are too sweet. I am going to let the Lord know I have learned to accept a blessing. ;)
On another note, my Mother in Love sent me this cute history of the Apron. I thought I would share it with you all, since I enjoyed it so much. Notice the apron pattern...a size 14-16 was a Medium. Hmmmmmm.The History of the Apron
I don't think our kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath,because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.
From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.
And when the weather was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.
Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.
Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.
In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the menfolks knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.
Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.
Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.