The Caskey Family

Soaked Bible!!

The inevitable mommy-of three-thing happened: water spilled all over my Bible, soaking a good majority of the pages!  After some quick searching, I decided to try one suggestion, and it WORKED!!!

1.Put pieces of dry paper between the soaked sheets (every 10-20 pages or so) and put on a flat surface under a stack of heavy books.

2. Let dry for several days, then rotate the paper around to soak up more moisture if needed

3. Repeat until completely dry.


Not only are my pages dry, but they are flat, not curled up!!  Yay!!

Ordained Days
October 12, 2010, 2:55 pm
Filed under: Seminary

The what-if questions are so easy to ask.  So easy to find myself spiraling down with. . .down to LOTS of lies. We live near a street that people go pretty fast on.  We went camping with a campfire that someone could have toppled into this weekend.  My children eat things every few hours that they could choke on.  We have two toilets that they could drown in (it does happen, I’m not making this up.)

Philippians 4:8 tells me to dwell on things that are true, noble, right.  So what do I do if I find myself thinking about all the bad things that could happen to my children, or others I love?  Do what I know is wise and safe, of course, then trust God, not myself, or my efforts (even my best efforts are nothing compared to what God does in protecting us!)

For the days I find myself thinking too often (or worrying) about the safety of those I love, some encouragement from God Himself: Ecclesiastes 8:8a “No man has power over the wind to contain it, so no one has power over the day of his death,” and Psalm 139: 16:b “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”  And the clincher: Matthew 6:27 “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

Pray.  Breathe.  Thank God for HIS sovereign care over us all.  He gave you that breath you just took.  He could have stopped your heart or lungs, but He didn’t!  Thank God for HIS goodness.  It’s the best medicine for the worrying heart.