Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A New Dake & Aprons

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.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.
I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron.


blushing rose said...

Bren, this is so coincidental ... I just posted recently posted this same piece on aprons. It is a lovely piece, saying it all ...

You were truly gifted with such lovely items.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Susan said...

Bren!!! What a blessing you received! I've never had a Dake, but I've heard they're great. I'm so glad for you! Yes, learn to accept that gift. Anna will receive her blessing from the Lord!

I love the apron piece. It reminds me so much of my Granny. She also used hers to fan herself in the summer! LOL I don't remember too many times seeing her without an apron, till she got older and wasn't in the kitchen as much.

Fruit of her hands said...

Bren~ Wow those got there fast, I didn't even send them priority...DeNiece got hers too..I am so glad to hear that you both liked them. I love that Bible that will have to be my next Bible purchase :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a special blessing. I have never seen a Dake Study Bible before. But the Lord granted you the desire of your heart :-)

Anonymous said...

The new study bible I bought a week ago is a Dake. It's so interesting to read all the study notes.

lady m said...


God is really good! and He is in the details of your life and will give the ~ desires of your heart ~

Thank you for sharing...

lady m

Guðrún said...

How great for you.

Crispy said...

How wonderful people are Bren, you are very fortunate.

Loved the apron thing...


Rose Marie said...

Oh, Bren .... you have truly been blessed ... joyful reading!

One Christian Mom said...

That sounds like an awesome bible, what a wonderful blessing!
I love the piece on the apron - and the ladies on the pattern cover seem so happy and fashionable :) I have wanted one for a while now, I am just going to have to finally learn how to sew, now that I know all an apron can do :D My grandmother didn't wear one, although I am told her mother did.

Winona said...

Bren, I am so happy that you were blessed with a Dake Bible. That was very kind of Anna. It is hard for me to accept a gift without thinking I need to give something in return, too. I love the apron story. I have read it several times. Yes, my paternal grandma always had an apron on. I think she even had it on in most of the pictures we have of her. My maternal grandma wore an apron when cooking, but always took it off afterwards. I feel like my apron is part of my uniform. LOL I don't wear one all of the time, but feel like I get more done when I have one on. LOL Nice of Joann to send you the scrubbies. Have a good day. Winona

Marilyn R said...

Enjoy that Dake Bible Bren! God is good! Love the apron story too!