What a wonderful sight the Live Nativity.
Carly, Doug a friend and I took a trip to The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. We had lots of fun along the way. I thank the two of them for taking me on this wonderful trip!
I've always wanted to go there and even though it isn't that far away I've just never gone. They helped make this trip possible for me, gave me to nudge I needed to just go!
The snack bar inside the Library has some of the best chicken salad I've ever had so be sure to get you one while there.
If you like me grew up listening to the Rev. Billy Graham then this will be a refresher for your memories. You will probably like me learn a thing or two that you didn't know as well. I'm amazed at this family and how God has endowed them with such abilities to spread His word! It makes one take a minute to stop and take it all in! I believe I'll watch him again on YouTube. I'll share a few at the bottom of this post.
We enjoyed the book store and of course all went home with a few.
The home was moved to The Billy Graham Library in 2006.
A tour guide said the house had to be moved twice it hopefully was here to stay.
The house was originally located on the Graham's 300 acre dairy farm where they had more than 70 cows. Billy Graham was in the fourth grade when his father moved the family into a new home. The brick home, 2400 sq. ft. in size, had indoor plumbing and at the time cost $9000! Billy Graham lived in the home from the age of 9 until he left home for college. Originally the home had four bedrooms as well as a bath on each floor.
Mother Graham was the bookkeeper for the dairy farm and spent a lot of time in the office in her sunroom, her favorite spot. She died in the home in 1981.
I turned the photos that were taken into a slide show because space is limited here and I wanted to share. I hope you'll take the time to see them. We could not take them inside because the film would have been harmed but when we were allowed we did.
SLIDE TOUR OF THE HOME
My attempt to get what I could of the Live Nativity
Carly and I petting Ava the sweet camel
Beautiful Night & Lights
Sharing a sermon
A series of Evangelist Billy Graham Sermons.
I'll leave you today with the reading of The Christmas Story by Mrs. Ruth Bell Graham.
1953 Reading The Christmas Story to the children.
"Ruth and I believe that it has never been more important than it is today for children to read and love the Bible," Mr. Graham once said.