In a loving memory of her, I’m going to post an article written by her on February 23, 1998. It is cherished by all of us. A piece of history (Oregon Trail) remains because of her!
Written by Mary Ellen (Simpson) Hart (Nov. 15, 1919 – Sept. 16, 2006)
We are reminded once again to not take our loved ones for granted, to not take life/living for granted, and to constantly have "eternal perspectives." Life here on earth is temporary; heaven is our permanent home. Live for God!
"…‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved; how precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed!
Thru many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come; ’tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home…"
According to Amazing Grace (366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions) by Kenneth W.Osbeck, John Newton (who wrote Amazing Grace) proclaimed shortly before his death, "My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: That I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Savior!"