Do you ever forget where you put something important, like your eyeglasses or cell phone? I admit, I do it far too often.


I forgot to include an encouraging picture and story in the blog. In fact, I didn’t remember until I was crawling into bed. Why do I always remember important things when I’m going to bed???

Here is the story and picture. I’m sure you’ll be as blessed as we were last Saturday at the ECHO event when a small group of children approached our tent. We thought they were going to ask for bottles of bubbles or walking sticks. But that’s not what they wanted.

These precious children wanted to sing a song for us! And so they did!

“My heart was dark with sin, until the Savior came in. His precious blood I know, has washed me white as snow. And in His Word I’m told, I’ll walk the streets of gold. To grow in Christ each day, I read my Bible and pray.”

What a sweet gift to hear the story of the beads (also known as the Wordless Book) sung by these dear children! I simply can’t stop looking at their precious faces. I wish we could take them with us to all our events.

Looking up the song, I learned that it was written way back in 1940 by Frances M. Johnston and has been used in Sunday schools and child evangelism ministries for generations! I’m so thankful that God never gives up on us humans. He continues to speak to each generation.

Thanks for reading. Please keep us in prayer as we travel to South Carolina the end of March. Look for our next blog in April following the S.C. Flowertown Festival. Sending our love from Punta Gorda, FL–Pete and Sandy

Published by sandramaesinger

Fifty years and counting, that is how long Pete and I have been married. We have two wonderful adult children, seven amazing grandchildren, one terrific great-grandson, and a pug with an inflated ego. Originally from Minnesota, we now call southwest Florida home. I'm looking forward to publication of The Missing Piece, which is the sequel to my first book, All the Broken Pieces. Also keep an eye out for He Came to Me, which places readers in the sandals of the often neglected women whose lives were changed when Jesus came to them. Along with Pete, I have spent my life in ministry, often opening our home to women in crisis and working with lawmakers on legislation that promotes life and family values. Both Pete and I are certified Community Chaplains and since Pete's retirement, we minister with The Fellowship of Christian Farmers International, traveling to festivals and fairs to share the gospel and bringing hope and help to those hit by natural disasters.

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