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Genesis 2.5

“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and

every herb of the field before it grew:

for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and

there was not a man to till the ground.”

Robt Morris quote

“When asked, “so…you really expect that you will make an impression on the idolatry of the great Chinese empire?”

replied, “No sir, I expect God will.”

– Robert Morris, (exact source unknown)

Obedience

Some may lose their souls over disobedience on:

A few inches of hair, A few grams of gold, A few centimeters of fabric.

– eab, 12/98

“Mountain Climbing”

I’ve climbed a few small mountains,

Have struggled up their trails.

Viewed the beauty of their summits,

And enjoyed their gorgeous vales.

Mount Calvary is the fairest,

Of all that I have known;

Christ died for me there,

And claims me for His own.

(stanza 1 of longer work)

– eab, Feb ‘73

 

 

Dad’s Birthday, 112 yrs ago

Today was dad’s birthday, 2/5/1904, second & last son of Charles Edgar “Ed” Bryan & Bertha Powers Bryan. He grew up hunting, trapped, doing farm work, & ice skating in addition to school. He rode an “Interurban,” (train/streetcar on rails, from one berg to the next) & never lost his love for trains.

By the time I was born he was 39 & had had 3 broken legs. He never played ball with me, took me fishing or hunting but I learned to work by his side. When pushing a wheelbarrow as a kid it became a “truck” & I made mouth sounds, which to my childish ear, were rumbles of a Mack-in-motion. Once he said (regarding my sounds), “If you’re going to work, work if you’re going to play, play.” It didn’t anger me or hurt though honestly it was a mark against him being a “Perfect Dad.” But he was a good dad to me. We spent many hours together. Never once did I fear anything abusive, let alone endure it.

After his passing I found myself saying, “My dad used to say…” Loved you, Dad. Bless your memory

Word

Genesis 2.4

“These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created,

in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,”

M Luther quote

“…Pride…

is the mother of all heresies…”

– Martin Luther, from his Commentary on Galatians

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