Every night, 2-year-old Cody Stenquist holds his own copy of Todayas his family in Boise, Idaho, gathers to read the daily devotional together. Cody is part of the fourth generation in his family to use the Today readings.
Cody Stenquist is part of a Today family legacy.
The tradition of reading the devotion began almost at the start of its publication with Cody’s great-grandparents, Bob and Kathlyn Niemeyer of Muskegon, Mich. The couple has been reading Today together for nearly 60 years.
“When families carry a tradition together, it keeps them closer,” says Kathlyn. For many years Bob has helped coordinate distribution of Today throughout Muskegon.
The Niemeyers have three children who all continue to read the devotional, including Anne Van Grouw, their daughter and Cody’s grandmother.
“Today has always provided a wonderful devotion with Scripture that we enjoy reading and applying to our daily lives,” says Anne, who also appreciates the ways Today is delivered as technological opportunities increase.