Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ruth Graham

Billy Graham is still alive at 88 but his wife just passed away at 87. I've never been a big fan of Billy Graham though I respect him immensely and love his retreat center in NC. Could be a north/south thing or a generational thing however...the man has been a confidant to presidents of both parties, has shared a simple message of Jesus' love on every inhabited continent to multiple millions of people and has done it all without screwing up morally which happens to too many preachers.

All of that is great, but this cements him in my mind as truly remarkable. And for the record, when I go, contact this prison for a box like this for me.

Billy Graham, like his wife, will be buried in a birch plywood coffin built by inmates at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La. The Graham's son Franklin made the request after seeing the coffins on a visit to the Angola prison and being struck by their simplicity, according to a statement from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The coffins cost $215 each.

(From CBS news: CLICK HERE for the full story)


  1. Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

  2. Huh. Apparently Brian's love of cheap coffins has transcended language barriers. It took me awhile to realize this was Portuguese. And an advertisement. Nonetheless, unexpected.