My mother’s collection of gleanings was compiled over her lifetime and gathered in a special treasure box. I don’t know how often or when she referenced the passages but for her 80th birthday she pasted them onto pages. I told her to gather all the writer’s names she could since she wrote none herself. I know many were from her constant companion, Guideposts, that she kept in her purse to always have on hand.
I realized more since her passing in 2010, that she was a gifted woman. She shared her love of words and daily passion for Christianity with me. I was unsaved as I put the original book together in 2002. This year I decided to do a proper job, reflecting the great inspirations I have received since the first printing. The joy of compiling this has been all mine as I have had the opportunity to read her life’s work over again.