Sunday, February 21, 2010

Falling Apart

So...when is falling apart a good thing, you ask?

I worked with teenage youth at church for a number of years.
At one of our conferences, a former WWF wrestler named
Nikita Koloff said this:

If your Bible is falling apart, chances
are your life isn't.

Well, it's not falling apart really rapidly because it is made well.
But signs of heavy usage have been taking their toll on
my personal copy of this the
most wonderful Book ever written.

Notches in the leather top and bottom.

Pages lovingly taped back together after curious
hands had to see what Mom was reading.

The binding loosening and pages that move when they're turned

Little tears and never found pieces missing (same curious little hands!)

The quote (from 2002) written in the blank pages in the back of my Bible.

His Word is Breath and Life to me.
I can't even begin to imagine life without
His love letter to me! (and to you!)

Praying that our Bibles fall apart instead of our lives!!

My computer has randomly shut down twice (never happens!)
since I started writing this post.  Hmmm....

Big squishy Holy Hugs to you!
Have a JOYFUL week!!!


  1. what a unique post! and a great quote.

  2. yep, that would be satan trying to stop your post, but you persevered! i'll have to check my Bible out and see how it's holding up - i never thought about that being a sign of a life pulled together :) - with my Bible falling apart :) love you! have a great week!

  3. Oh Sweet Becky...........isn't that the truth? I love a yummy old worn bible.... I actually look for them when I'm out and about.......and especially love the ones that have notes written in them. I bought a new one a few years ago......Mine was so tattered....I wanted a lovely leather one.........still like the old one better. :-)

    Big squishy hugs right back dear one...


  4. Hallelujah for Bibles falling apart and wearing out! What would we do without our road maps to life. Love this post.
    We had a Ladies Conference this weekend that was so awesome. God is showing himself mightly. So glad He put you in my life.

  5. Love this girl. Over the years, I've gotten new bibles but always end up with my old one-so many prayers written in it, so many tears and dates etc...can't part with it. What a treasure He gave us...
    Hugs, Nor

  6. Ahhh...the most beautiful sight is a worn out Bible. Love it. :)

  7. Yes, my Bible is falling apart, Becky. It's well worn, with lots of reading and learning.:-) And it's over 50 years old! Given to me, by my Mother, when I was 12.

    Hugs to you!

  8. Hi Becky, Is this ever true or what? I FINALLY replaced my old one about 6 years ago when the backing was soo bad it was truly just falling apart. It REALLY bothered me as soo much was written in it. But my "new" one is really no longer new and is well on it's way to looking a little tattered and worn. I am more careful with this one as I don't want to EVER replace again. Just really kind of like a part of you. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Deb

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  10. I love this Becky. So true. I had my scriptures stolen out of our car a few years ago in Las Vegas while we were visiting friends. I was heartsick as it was marked and I had notes in the margins and the whole bit. My new one is getting broken in now but it is just not the same. Yours look well loved and well used.

    You are right, I have been very busy. Everything is culminating this week with the bathroom getting done and I have a big presentation on the joys of blogging for our Women's Conference this coming Thursday evening. I wrote a whole new blog about blogging and that is why I have been a bit absent lately. You can check it out here if you are so inclined.

    I plan to make it an ongoing thing if enough ladies are interested. Of course at this point it is very elementary. I wrote it so it reads like a book..oldest to newest posts so they can just follow along and create a blog and get started.

    I just love blogging and I think it has improved my life in so many ways and it is such a great way to share gospel principles. I love that the most.So we will see how it all goes, Thursday.

    I hope you are feeling well, I think of you often and pray for you. i ma glad you avoided the virus. Jim has had like four colds and the flu this year and miraculously I have not gotten sick on time. I am praying it stays that way!!

    Love you, sweet Becky...Bon

    Sorry I had to delete the above...typing errors that I never quite see until after I comment! XOXO

  11. Hi Becky, your Bible is the evidence that you are a woman of God. I love this post and your life must be strong with God in view of the loving wear and tear the Lords word has endured. Endured being the underlying word. It will endure and so will you and your faith.

    Blessings and love, Jeanne

  12. Hi Becky! Oh, yes this is a great post! Love seeing your worn Bible - you're in it a lot aren't you? It takes a special calling and a special heart to work with youth. God bless you for making a difference in some lives.
    I'm so glad to have met you in Blogland.
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Oh I love this post! It is sooo true. I never thought of it this way.... But you are so right!

    I love my floppy old bible!


  14. Amen and Amen Becky!!!!

    Have a wonderful week!!!!


  15. Neat post. My Bible is similar, but not quite as tattered as yours. I've been "babying" it of late. I get new ones and keep going back to my older one.

    I hope you are well...

  16. Love this post! And I love a soft-back, well worn Bible. Trying to break in a new one but I'm going back to my old favorite I know.
    Have a great week.

  17. Hi Becky. Thanks for stopping by my world for a bit. You asked about the envelopes for the cards. If it's not too dimensional, I wrap the card in tissue paper and mail in the envelopes the cards came with (I usually by a pack of 50 plain cards at the craft store). If my card is an unusual size or is too thick to go in the envelope, I again wrap in tissue and send in a small bubble mailer or manilla envelope - I buy a big box at the office supply store so I always have them handy. I ALWAYS write "DO NOT BEND" on the envelope.

    I hope this helps!

  18. Great post!!! what a wonderful contrast.
    Thanks for stoppong by and saying hello.

    Clare xx

  19. oh there is nothing better and more telling than an old worn out bible..i think of the prayeres and praises that go up while holding my Bible..I really wanted my Grams bible when she passed but with her having 10 kids..well it had to go to one of them....I love to think of what she prayed while reading her sure many a prayers and asking for help because she lost my gramps when he was only 50 years old and raised those kids by herself...Thanks for this great post of the best book ever written!

  20. It's good to see that your bible is very well worn. It shows that you practice what you preach!
    You are walking the walk and not just talking the talk!
    A friend of mine got his bible rebound;that might be something to consider in the future if you have a lot if information/notes written in the margins.

  21. What an awesome post and so true! I gave up my well worn Bible for a new when with my married name on it last year. I had kept my old Bible after we were married but it had my maiden name on the front. So my sweet hubby bought me a new one for our anniversary in 2008:) Blessing to you dear friend! Elena

  22. Great post Becky--I love the signs of wear and tear and all the notes in my Bible, just as you love seeing it in yours. Hope your week is a great one!

  23. Love your Bible! Mine is quite literally falling apart as well, but I refuse to use another. I purchased a really pretty Bible carrier for it and use that to keep it safe.

    What a great idea for a post!

    Hope you're doing well!

  24. Beautiful post! That's a great quote, Becky. Thanks for sharing that one!

  25. AMEN AMEN AMEN! I'm so thankful your bible is WORN and not dusty my dear friend!

    satan definitely didn't want you posting this.

  26. Hi Beck,
    Love that post! Boy, that was a good quote!
    Loved all the pics of your bible.
    Yea, we definitely would rather see our bibles
    fall apart than our lives. I am with you girl!
    Have a great day tomorrow.
    Love ya, Nellie

  27. Love, LOVE, L O V E this post!
    So very true~ and so very treasured...
    Hope your day is wonderful!

  28. I love this!!! How fabulous! And you are exactly right! Just wanted yu to know, too,....
    Check my blog... I'm having a 1000th Post Give Away!!!

  29. Hi Becky,
    My bible still looks brand new!Oh no!. I better bend a few pages.
    A great post my friend.
    Take care and enjoy your week,
    Big hugs, Elizabeth

  30. You blog title scared me at first- I thought either you or something in your life was falling apart! Whew! Yes it IS a good thing when your Bible is falling apart from use:)

    I have a fairly new Bible after my old one was in danger of losing some pages every time I opened it!

    Great post, Becky! Love it!! And what a joy to see your personal handwriting:) Love that too! You have beautiful penmanship!

    Take care, sweet friend!


  31. Hi Becky, this a quick sunny good morning visit. I am walking up the mountain to visit with my sister. She said I had to bring the puppy. HA!

    I too am really looking forward to our meeting with the blogging girls. Fun in the SUN! I hope. Snow again today.

    Love you, Jeanne

  32. What wonderful thoughts! I am going to write that down and share with our Bible study monday night. I got a new one not to far back, and mine is not showing signs of wear like the old one was since I have had it only a little while. I forgot to say, my daughter is in FL too, and they are expecting more rain as are we. I have thoroughly enjoyed these warmer sunny days. This is the coldest wettest winter that I can remember in a long time. Have a blessed day. Jackie

  33. Fantastic post my dear! i love the "falling apart" quote. My grandmother's Bible is worn with love, and it is the most precious sight I have seen :)

    thanks for stopping by my blog - So glad my Balancing Act post blessed your heart! Thanks for sharing all the stuff going on with you right now, and please know that I am praying for you. May you find balance in the midst of change, success in your new endeavor and peace that overwhelmes your soul. If I can ever pray for/with you, I'm only a click away :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"


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