Jean Stepnoski (8 Apr 2013)
"Remembering Edith Schaeffer With Gratitude and Love"

Dear Doves,
   Edith Schaeffer died on 3-30-2013 at the age of 98, Resurrection Day. Edith and her husband Francis, a prominent Protestant theologian, wrote many fine books and helped many people at L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. Thankfully there is a link to their son Frank Schaeffer's blog and his article remembering his mother at to read. My blog entry is as follows.
Frank, my condolences for you and your family. Your parents books meant very much to me. I had the immense joy and pleasure of seeing and hearing Edith early in November in 1985. She was a special guest at an event called Whole Woman Day here in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She shared two lectures with us, morning and afternoon sessions. I still have my copies of her lectures on cassette. I will never part with them! I was listening to them today, before I heard of her passing. It was her birthday and we had cake for her. She mentioned that she wished she could share a cup of tea and cake with each of us. She said that even though that was something we could not do, that is part of Heaven and eternity will be about, to share with each other personally what Christ has meant for us. That special day was one of the most important in my life. Thank you for your very moving memories of Edith. I treasure them. I hope to see all the Schaeffers in Christ's eternal kingdom.
With Love and Shalom,