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IN HIS GRIP

A COLLECTION OF LIFE EXPERIENCES PASSED ON
TO MY GRANDCHILDREN


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INDEX OF CHAPTERS AND PICTURES

PREFACE
1.     INTRODUCTION
2.     A GODLY HERITAGE (A brief geneology)
3.     ON THE MOVE   (Many moves made in early years)
4.     MAROON AND ORANGE   (My years at Susquehanna)
5.     MY BEST FRIEND  (A special friendship)
6.     A JOB IS A JOB   (Work experiences)
   7.    THE SOUND OF MUSIC   (Importance of music)
8.     UNKNOWN TERRITORY  (Miracle as we moved)
9.     PRIORITIES  (Off to see the President)
10.     UNEXPECTED TRAGEDY  (The death of my mother)
   11.     MINISTRIES   (Opportunities to serve the Lord)
   12.    INFLUENCES   (Influences in my life)
     13.    SPECIAL MEMORIES   (Tidbits from 0 to 65)
    14.   GENERATIONS   (Picture gallary of our family)
   15.   HURRY UP AND WAIT  (An experience in the ER)
  16.   BLESSINGS TAKEN FOR GRANTED   (An experience with a guest)
    17.   HONOR AND OBEY   (Answers to crucial questions)
    18.   MY FAVORITE MUSIC  (Some of my favorites)
19.   A PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT  (My father-in-law)
20.   A VERY SPECIAL PRIVELEGE  (My father)
21.   A VERY SPECIAL BROTHER  (My brother, Terry)
22.  MEMORIES OF GREAT GRANDPARENTS  (Tidbits about great grandparents)

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                                                         PREFACE

Dear grandchild,

You are one of the most important things in my life.

Grammy and I have prayed for you before you were born, when you were born, and everyday since you were born. We have prayed for your health, your safety, and your daily activities. We have prayed that you will choose to love the Lord and serve Him. We have prayed for your future and even for a Godly spouse for you.

I have enjoyed the times that we have together and hope that the Lord will give us many more times to share. However, our days are numbered by the Lord and I don't know if I will have few or many more chances to share with you from my heart.

So, I have begun to prepare some summaries of my life experiences. Hopefully I will be able to add to this collection as I have time. It is my hope that these summaries will help me share with you my deep conviction that the most important thing in life is serving the Lord.

       Proverbs 3: 5, 6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
       In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.
"

My prayer is that my life experiences might be influential in your choice to serve the God whom I love who has been so faithful to me all of my life.

Pop Pop Kauffman

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INTRODUCTION

“Pop Pop!”

That was the plea I heard from my oldest grandson, Zachary. We had just brought him home with us on Sunday morning after church. He had just learned to walk and we were letting him walk by himself along our sidewalk to our front door.

When I heard his plea, I quickly looked to see what he needed. I saw him reaching up to me with his hand and I quickly realized the problem.

In order to keep water away from our house we had placed the rainspout across our sidewalk. For me the three inch high spout was absolutely no obstacle. In fact I had stepped over it without even thinking about it.
But for someone just learning to walk, it presented a major obstacle.

Gripping his hand in mine we stepped over the spout together. With my help the obstacle was no problem for him.

A few days later while I was reading my Bible I came to Isaiah 41:13. “I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear, I will help you.”

Then the application hit me. So often in life we face problems and obstacles, many of which seem just impossible to us. But, for our Father, who is the Creator of the universe, no obstacle or problem is ever too great. And when we call upon Him He will readily grip our hand and help us over the obstacle.

This has been so true throughout my life. I have been learning to live “In His Grip”. And, God has always been there. He has promised never to leave me nor forsake me. And he makes this promise to all of His children.

My greatest desire in life is that my grandchildren will also learn to live “In His Grip”. Since I may not always be here to share my life experiences with you, I have decided to try and share some examples with you. I pray that these personal life experiences will help you see the vital importance of living a life for the Lord.

It is my prayer that you will also decide to live “In His Grip”

Pop Pop Kauffman


A MAJOR OBSTACLE TO A CHILD
NO PROBLEM WITH THE HELP OF AN ADULT


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