My grandmother, Zeona Kasten, had a little plaque strategically placed beside the light switch in her living room that always caught my eye, “Only one life twill soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last.” The fire this week that destroyed the beautiful church building I worshiped in as a child reminded me that one day everything will be destroyed by fire (2 Peter 3:10). The only thing that really matters and lasts forever is the spiritual impact we make with people. That church building only mattered because it was used to shape people for eternity.

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  1. Melba Crain says:

    It is very interesting to me that your grandmother kept the plaque w/that message on it next to the light switch! A result would have been that every time someone turned on the light, at least one individual would read that plaque…) I thought too, when my mother placed her plaque (with the same
    message!) beside the wall telephone, the result was that each time someone answered the phone OR made a call one person read the plaque!
    That message (when I was a teenager) became so firmly imprinted on my mind and in my heart that it became a very strong guideline in my life!
    and when Mother’s “things” were distributed (after her death), I claimed that plaque for my very own!!! It hangs in our laundry room (over the washer and beside the door that goes into our garage) so that each time we go out, it is plainly visible… Can you guess how many times a week I still read that tiny message? And it is still one of the major guidelines for daily life!


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