"HOPE for Today" with June!
- Published on Monday, 12 April 2010 01:12
- Written by Stanton O. Berg
This page with a daily brief message of HOPE, WISDOM and FAITH to help guide your day is based for the most part, on the inspirations of ten (10) little books from June's personal Library and on the Bible. June possessed a strong Christian faith in God and her library reflected that faith. June has a personal Christian library of well over one hundred (100) books that include Bibles, Bible references, and books of and on her Christian Faith. Her favourite authors were Billy Graham, Max Lucado, Charles Swindoll and Helen Steiner Rice.
June loved the subject of Angels. She had a collection of Angel dolls and figurines...over 20 of them...they held/hold court throughout our home at 6025 Gardena Lane. June had/has three wall mountings of Angels...an Angel plate, an Angel figurine in the home entryway, and a framed picture of Angels with Angel verse quotations. Four (4) of June's books, including one by Billy Graham, are on the subject of Angels. June herself, had many personal qualities of an Angel.
For the story of "June's Faith - Crossing Over - The Unseen World" click on the below link:
June was not one to dwell in despair over life's shortcomings. I remember this being true even during the early years of her Alzheimer's journey. June always seemed optimistic about life...more optimistic than I was in those days and times. I recall one day when I was going through a period of grief while reflecting on the future and the Alzheimer's changes seen in June's life, she detected my concern for her. June's consoling response to me was:
"Don't Worry About Me Stan, I'll be all right!" -
I am sure however, at the time, we both knew otherwise.
The ten (10) key books from June's library that are the inspiration for this daily word of Hope are: "Day by Day with Billy Graham" (1976), (Inside cover is inscribed from me to June for Easter 1977.), "One More Day" - (1988) - Sefra K. Pitzele, "The Bible Promise Book" (1990), "Praying With The Psalms" (1993) - Eugene H. Peterson, - The Angels' Little Instruction Book" (1994) - Eileen Elias Freeman, "Jesus the Gift of Hope" - (1995) Ken Abraham, "Promises from God's Word" (1996) Livingstone Corporation, "On Hope" (1996) H. Jackson Brown Jr. (A Life's Little Treasure Book.), "The Silver Book of Hope" (1999), and "Hope for Each Day, Words of Wisdom and Faith "- (2002) Billy Graham. While these books are the main inspiration for the daily messages, other books from June's library are utilized when appropriate. Any direct quotations are credited. All Bible quotations are from the original 1611 King James Version unless otherwise indicated. It is my intention to change the below "Meditation" verse and quotations on a daily basis. Each new day will have a Bible verse for thought and a related quotation. (All references and quotations in the "Daily Meditation" verse and the "Words of Wisdom, Faith and Hope" below, will always be from June's personal library.)
Today: Wednesday December 4th 2013
"...Before Abraham was, I am."
(John 8: 58 (KJV)
Words of Wisdom, Faith and Hope
"HOPE is the glue that binds the pieces of a shattered dream,
making it shiny and new and whole again."
(Photo of June and Stan by Jim Gherz, 31 October 2007)
Note: After battling Alzheimer's for almost 11 years, an exhausted June was finally called to her heavenly home by God on October 23rd, 2008, just 16 days short of her 81st birthday.
John 14:2 (KJV):
“in my father’s house are many mansions:...I go to prepare a place for you...”
Tracy Lund - Roseau, Minnesota - (5 October 2012): "ALways so beautiful to read about this remarkable woman June ♥ That pic of your hands and her cross is so touching! GOD Bless YOU...the HOPE you constantly inspire for others and the LOVE you and your wife shared together~you inspire and keep HOPE alive through the servant heart God gave you!"
Melissa Vaughan - Newburgh, Indiana - (19 April 2013): "Oh how I love this!"
June's funeral notice as published in the Minneapolis Star in October 2008 can be seen on this website under the "In Memoriam" label - Click on: