Hi, I’m Shirley Kufeldt and I developed Bible Bites. Your web search for Bible or Prayer landed you here at Bible Bites, so here’s my story . . .
About Me:As a young girl I received a small white leather King James Bible from South (Baptist) Church on the south side of town. I didn’t understand it. I never read it and ultimately gave it to a thrift store. Mom brought all five daughters to church regularly—she said it was good for us. Her only prayer was Grace before dinner: “God we thank you for this food. Amen.” My father attended church just twice a year, Christmas and Easter. As a young adult I felt no motivation to attend regular church service. At age 25 I was married in South Church. Six years later when my daughter was a year old, I felt compelled to resume regular church attendance at the local First Baptist Church in my new town. I attended adult Sunday school for the first time in my life. It took me three years to finally understand what was in the Bible. Then it just took one bite of Scripture spoken by Jesus to bring me to faith in Christ. “Everyone who acknowledges Me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before My Father in Heaven. But everyone who denies Me here on earth, I will also deny before My Father in Heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33 (New Living Translation). I’ve since attended Bible studies for almost 40 years because of Matthew 10:32-33. I also attended a women’s support group for several years. I was pretty much the only one who regularly completed the study assignments which were too much for most attendees. Too long, too detailed or not enough time to get it done. Some showed up just once, for one month or just one study then gave up on what God wanted to do in their lives. I’ve always enjoyed taking photographs. (Whenever there’s a funeral I always have snapshots for the memory board!) One morning a few years back I took early morning photos, one which I now call Son Shine Sunrise. A year later I asked God what I could do to boost retirement income. I had worked in offices for decades and excel at organization and administration and streamline everything I do. God directed me to organize Scripture into small journal booklets called Bible Bites. Read one Scripture and write a quick prayer in just a few moments daily. I placed Son Shine Sunrise on the cover of Meet God and His Son. God blessed me ahead of time for His glory!