My kids hated that statement, saying my parents lived until 90+ and I’m still in my 70's etc but yet it’s probably true.
Lemme explain, please.
I really “use” my Bibles....I highlight and underline and circle and write sermon dates and notes in the margins. It’s just something I’ve always enjoyed doing. And my bibles “last” about ten years. Then they are worn out, held together with carton sealing tape, etc., as mentioned here some time back.
And that was the case back then with both my NIV and Wesley NKJV Bibles. So I made an appeal here for the Wesley Bible and a very gracious fellow “NazNetter” sent one to me. I was delighted and use it every morning during my devotions.
Inside that bible I noted the name Orpha Specter and wondered who that might be. So via email I asked that fellow Naz-Netter. I was shocked and very pleased with the answer.
Dr. Orpha Specter graduated from the old Pasadena College as a teacher, and applied to the Church of the Nazarene to go as a teaching missionary to India.
She was told India didn’t need teachers. They needed doctors.
So she went back to school, obtained her degree and eventually - get this now - served as a medical missionary in India for more than 40 years. FORTY YEARS!
And I now have her own personal bible, in which she has underlined specific notes regarding the Wesleyan perspective on holiness and sanctification.
I feel highly honored.
ps - Isn’t God good?!