There’s nothing better than good counsel. I love to sit with older men and women and listen to them express all the bumps and bruises they gathered over their lifetimes and what they learned through it all. Those gems of wisdom are like gold to me because these people have walked the Christian walk and have experience to share with those of us who haven’t gotten our lumps yet on that straight and narrow road.
Over at the desiring god’s blog, you’ll find an interesting entry about how John Piper stumbled across some old papers of his dads who recently passed away into Glory. Great wisdom to be found here from a man who lived the life faithfully to the very end.
Also found some other nice gems when I was looking for information on bible margin notes awhile ago. Great stuff in there.