November 22, 1943
I got two very precious letters from you today and they were so very sweet and made me rejoice to our Heavenly Father for the wonderful privilege I have in such a dear possession.
Each day I love you more and thank God that we have had such wonderful fellowship and companionship since we’ve known each other, and especially since we have been together. I’m very tired tonight. Today has been a rush all day and I still seem to have accomplished very little. I got a nice letter from Cleo with three snapshots enclosed. I won’t send them to you because she said she was writing to you and sending them on to you. She was saying they really missed us a lot at the church. By the way Sweetheart, I mailed a couple of candy bars and a complete set of The Life of Christ (3 in a set) to Johnny and Sharon Mueller from us. I thought they might be helpful to them.
Thanks for sending that slip about the Pulpit Commentary. That is a wonderful offer but I don’t feel like I should get it because we can use the money for something else and besides, I want God’s word to be hidden in my heart.
I am so sorry Bob feels like he does about everything, forgive me if I sound presumptuous but I am inclined to believe Bob helps make himself miserable. I realize there are many slackers among the officers and many of them do have a soft time. I don’t mean to be talking about myself but I would challenge Bob to follow me for a while. I am up most of the time half to one hour before the other officers and do not go to bed until between 11 and 12 every night. I too could make myself of all the men most miserable by feeling sorry for myself. There is enough to make a man mad if he keeps thinking about it, but I am seeking to serve my Lord better and be a better husband to you and that keeps me from getting in a state of feeling sorry for myself. I’m going to make it a matter of definite prayer for Bob. By being more cheerful and rejoicing in the Lord he could actually help Mom a whole lot.
Your Chapel messages surely sound wonderful and indeed this man must be a servant of the Lord. Darling, you can surely count on my prayer for you in your relationship with Christ, pray for me also Dear for I want a revival to start in me. Darling, I’m going to have to close. I’m so tired I can’t keep my eyes open. God bless you dear, I love you so very very much.
Forever yours in Christ’s Wonderful Love,