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Graham Family In Prayers

Please keep the Graham family in your prayers. The precious Ruth, wife of Billy Graham and mother of 5 died yesterday.

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 ---NVBarbara on 6/15/07
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I definitely will keep them in prayer. This has to be such a hard time for all of them and yet we can all know she is rejoicing in the presence of our Father in heaven!
---maryj9396 on 2/20/08

Gena, it's really irrelevant to me. He has the right to worship where he wants for whatever reason. I was just considering their age and the mountain roads and thought that *might* be a factor in why he worshipped where he did. Or, maybe he attended because that was his wife's home church and he wanted to worship at the same place she did, which I think is great myself.

I certainly hope the poor man isn't being judged for it.
---augusta on 6/19/07

Augusta: I have lived many years just a few miles from the Grahams home and for anyone to say that Billy Graham attended the Presbyterian church because Western North Carolina is predominantly Presbyterian and it was just for convenience is just plain silly!
---Gena8493 on 6/18/07

Madison1101: I admired the lady. Don't get me wrong. I said I don't think I could have filled her shoes or done that, in other words. I also read the articles and saw the interviews at various websites. Mr Graham admitted he did not send flowers home to her and so on. I am sure he had many opportunities to do this.I would want flowers sometimes, love letters, something. It does not matter anyway. She was committed to him for over 60 years, it worked for them. That's all that matters.
---Robyn on 6/18/07

Isn't it funny how some people go on the defense on even the slightest little comment? Actually, I found it refreshing to read that Ruth Graham remained committed to her own church even though married to Billy Graham. It shows that he respected her. It also gives a whole new meaning to that old "submission" subject. Billy Graham has always given much praise to his wife as she also gave to him. I believe this couple is the best example of a Christian marriage.
---Susie on 6/18/07

Robyn: Obedience to God is always worth it. She enabled Billy Graham to minister to the world the Gospel of Christ. She raised five children, and some of them are in Christian service now. Because of her obedience, the Gospel has been proclaimed by two generations of Grahams. That seems worth it to me.
---Madison1101 on 6/17/07

My prayers are with the Graham family, as well. I doubt Mr. Graham will ever find such a loving and loyal friend, as he found in Ms. Ruth Graham. She sacrificed a lot to be his wife. I hope it was all worth it. I don't think I could have filled those shoes of hers. She was in a very tough position, for over 60 years. God bless her soul.
---Robyn on 6/17/07

What difference does the denomination of the church make? Does it diminish her testimony or his ministry? I think not. Petty discussion if you ask me.
---Madison1101 on 6/17/07

I also read when that Billy was home he would attend the Presbyterian church with her. Western N.C. is predominantly Presbyterian so it was possibly a matter of convenience more than anything.
---augusta on 6/17/07

Susie - What has Presbyterian or Baptist got to do with it?
---Helen_5378 on 6/17/07

She was an exceptional mother and wife. She had a good sense of humor and the fortitude to raise 5 kids, mostly alone. Some strayed, but they came back to God. I read that when Franklin was young his room was locked and she wanted to get him up. She proceeded to climb on the roof and get to his window and threw water in on him to wake him! He told that story at her funeral!
---NVBarbara on 6/17/07

correction....declined "emersion" baptism
---Susie on 6/16/07

The article in our local newspaper today said that Ruth Graham had declined baptism and had remained a Presbyterian her entire life although her husband was such a prominent Baptist minister.
---Susie on 6/16/07

What an awesome journey having served great God with great man of God.

May the Lord comfort the whole family.
---Ephre3798 on 6/16/07

Barb: I have been praying for them for a few days now. Her life is a testimony to how powerful a woman in her position can be.
---Madison1101 on 6/15/07

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