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What Happens When We Walk the Unpretensious Path

“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”
-William James

She grew up in a small coal mining town in Pennsylvania and lived through the depression. Thankfully her story didn’t stop there.

As we joined together to celebrate her life, the pastor pointed out, that for a woman of her day, my Grandma Mary was a faith-filled adventurer. In the 84 years of her earthly life she was determined to invest in the invisible, to live beyond herself — tending to the hearts of people and cultivating a vibrant romance with Jesus.

Unexpected tears began to flow, when the pastor handed out a yellow piece of paper. On it were the words of my grandma’s favorite scriptures.

We read the verses in unison together. I held the paper close, as if it held the answer to all of life. Perhaps it did.


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