The Baptist Testimony
Volume 55 Number 6 November/December 2009
The Word Has It
“Strengthen me according to Your word,” Psalm 119:28
MARBC Executive Director
“I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.” Ephesians 1:16
Steve Goodier, editor of “The Life Support System” newsletter, shared a story a few years ago regarding the importance of giving thanks.
“When William Stidger taught at Boston University, he once reflected upon the great number of un-thanked people in his life. Those who had helped nurture him, inspire him or who cared enough about him to leave a lasting impression. One was a schoolteacher he’d not heard of in many years. But he remembered that she had gone out of her way to put a love of verse in him, and Will had loved poetry all his life. He wrote a letter of thanks to her. The reply he received, written in the feeble scrawl of the aged, began, ‘My dear Willie.’ He was delighted. Now over 50, bald and a professor, he didn’t think there was a person left in the world who would call him ‘Willie.’ [Read more…] about The Baptist Testimony, Volume 55 Number 6 November and December 2009