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Psa 1.2 +

Psa 1.2

“But his delight is in the law of the LORD;

& in his law doth he meditate day & night.”

Faith is

choosing to believe that God tells the truth.”

– John Whitema

TRIPS #1- of 7.  My dad, Clyde D Bryan, gave me a shoat when I was about 12. Later he sold the liter he gave me the $35. it brought. From mowing lawns (I’d guess-it’s been a long time) I was able to add $8. He took me to the Sears (“& Roebuck” back then) in Lancaster & we came home with a new “three-speed English” bicycle for me. Many times I rode it to down the lane to the road. Mile upon mile rolled under those narrow tires. And I came home. NOTE that. My trips were round trips. – 9/26/22 

Only use the world

but enjoy God.

– John Wesley

TRIPS #2- of 7. While a high school dorm student at God’s Bible School I made my first trip (as I recall) by train. [Do not confuse train here with the little “train” ride at a zoo.] At Cincinnati’s Union Terminal I boarded a huge, old train which took me to Columbus, OH. After a visit with my parents I returned back to the dorm. I came home. NOTE that. My trip was a round trip. – 9/26/22 

façade

Many a pioneer store was made to appear

To have another story, a second tier

Seemed to be twice its size, a façade

Inflated for pride, of no real aid

Too bad. But some lives are also a balloon

Appearing big; they’ll be small soon.

– eab,  9/26/11

O ADAM

“Where art thou, O Adam;

Man I made & his personal Madam?”

They answered Him not a word,

As if they had not heard.

In it’s grip, sin had’em.

-eab,  9/26/14 

TRIPS #3- of 7. In 1961 we (we became “we”) soon afterward, bought our first car. It was a blue, 1953 Ford, two-door sedan. When the right day arrived we headed that machine (At some point that Ford became “Stella Mae” after my very likeable m-n-l.) to Tennessee. After being legally “hitched” we (Dad loaned us his more dependable German-style VW) took our 2-day “honey-moon” & then on the Lord’s Day afternoon headed the Ford back to greater Cincy. We came home. NOTE that. My trip was a round trip. – 9/26/22 

Joh 1.9

“That was the true Light, which lighteth

every man that cometh into the world.” [emphasis – eab]

What parents use in moderation

the children will take to excess.

– Donald Winter

TRIPS #4- of 7. I was invited to visit the EBM Campmeeting. For the first time (at age 27) I climbed into the left, rear seat of Bud Calhoun’s 4-place high-wing plane & was soon airborne. We flew north from Hobe & landed on the grass strip in Summerfield (or a spot very near). The next day, if memory serves correctly, we (Jacob Miller & his son, David, were also aboard) flew back south. Short but very memorable journey. I came home. NOTE that. My trip was a round trip. – 9/26/22

Why do you want to marry M. Henry, he’s poor?”

“M. Henry knows God & he knows where he’s going.”  

– fiance to her dad’s question

Psa 1.1 +

Psa 1.1

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly

nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”

The weakest believer is a member of Christ as well as the strongest; & the weakest member of the body mystically shall not perish. Christ will cut off rotten members, but not weak members.”

– Richard Watson

PRAYING TOGETHER.  Praying in a group (pre-service on a Lord’s Day AM or PM) or at an especially called prayer meeting can be rewarding. When you weaken, a brother on the other side of the church (or barn) may be going strong & encourage you to come back “into the battle” after you catch your breathe. Or you may be being lead to louder or longer praying & thus help another who is lagging a tad. Join in such cooperate seasons of prayer as opportunity arises. – 9/22/22

Faith is the vital artery of the soul. When we begin to believe, we begin to love. Faith grafts the soul into Christ, as the scion [shoot cut for grafting] into the stock & fetches all its nutriment from the blessed Vine.

– Richard Watson

When “we” bring in a speaker who is left-of-center & still moving left; When we quote (in person or on paper) an individual who lives a sub-Biblical life-style; When a main “supporter” is a Used-To-Be-Holiness soul/church but now “Holiness unto the Lord” is seldom heard – – – “we’d” better do some checking. “We” – in a quest to be Bigger, in a desire be appear more Tolerant, in following the wrong “Jesus” have lost the True Jesus. He, the True Christ, was more radical than most want to admit. – 9/22/22

Different King

A million men have, I suppose,

With/without title, wore king’s clothes,

Enjoyed the pomp and kingly sway,

Then, as many others, faded away.

He was/is KING who died and then Arose.

– eab,  9/24/14

No. The date upon which you were born does NOT decide your destiny. You & God do that. You with God, can go to be with Him in Joyful-ness forever. If you chose to leave God out of your life – God will let you but when you think you want Him back, it may be too late. His Spirit may not respond to your despairing cries. Christ died to make you a New Creature. Flee the devil & all his horrible witches & the like. They may have a limited power but their time on earth is very limited !!! – 9/22/22

Act 16.16

“…a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us,

which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:”

Faith is seated in the understanding as well as in the will.

It has an eye to see Christ as well as a wing to fly to Christ.

– Richard Watson

I do not mind seeing a man with a degree of self-confidence (as long as I don’t see “cockiness” L). But oh, to see men – younger & older – who are walking so close to God that they have confidence, yea, UTTMOST confidence in the Lord & in the Word of the Lord. God can use human confidence (parents should encourage this to some extent). It’s sad to see a man devoid of self-confidence. The great LACK of modernity are souls not trusting God: with their lives, their marriages & yes, their deaths. – 9/24/22

The Scripture is to be its own interpreter or rather the Spirit speaking in it; nothing can cut the diamond but the diamond; nothing can interpret Scripture but Scripture.”   – Richard Watson

Job 42.10 +

Job 42.10

“…the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends

also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.”

“…I have been among Episcopalians, Congregationalists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists & members of many other denominations & I have found that no amount of baptismal water can keep the devil out of the hearts & lives of Christians.”

– Jonathan Goforth – BY MY SPIRIT p. 119

OT vs NT #2. The fact of two Testaments has to do with more than centuries. The temple veil was dramatically rent from the top to the bottom marking (in addition to our Lord’s death) the change from an old order to the new. We passed from a rite-filled, ritual-bound religion to the freedom of salvation brought by Christ & Him alone. Anyone doubting the new, must re-read the King’s List: “But I say unto you…” Christ was always serious. Do not dare to ignore His inaugural Listing (Mat 5.21-48). – 9/22/22

“There can be no alternative;

 it is either Holy Ghost revival or apostasy.”

– Jonathan Goforth

SALVATION

Before there was a fallen, sinful man

There was God’s faultless, salvation plan.

– eab, 9/23/11

TIDE TIED

God keeps His tide so tied

That it never reaches

Above certain sandy spots

On His ancient, worn beaches.

– eab,  9/23/22  

People stay away from a church with “fire” – they don’t want light. Souls don’t go to hear a close preacher – they don’t want light. Damnation appears to be a place *without light – Matthew (ch. 8, 22, 25) speaks of “outer darkness.” They didn’t want light & may go all eternity without light. People didn’t want to drink of Christ’s water – in hell they’ll want one DROP of water (Luk 16.24). They don’t want to remember Bible truth, here – hell may have them remembering all the Bible they *ever heard. – 9/22/22

“Surely, since the sinless Son of God had to be made sin for us

an over‑emphasis upon sin is in the nature of things impossible.”

– Jonathan Goforth

Avoid the use of magic or magical (even the words!) – Christians don’t need such. We have the power of God’s miracles. Never think referring to a witch or a wizard as a light thing. They belong to a totally different master. Their pitiful master (satan) will soon be eternally incarcerated by our Wonderful Master, Jesus Christ. Have nothing to do with satan’s “supernatural” (may also be called “paranormal”) or his “unexplained” or anything dubbed “enchanting.” Do NOT be curious about satan’s tricks. – 9/22/22

Joh 14.6

“Jesus saith unto him, ‘I am the way, the truth & the life:

no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.’”

Be honest in THY soul. Do you want Truth or, or Do you want fiction? If you want Truth today you are likely to have Truth tomorrow (when BTW, it will be the most welcome “commodity” you can possibly imagine). If you desire Fiction today you’ll (unless, by God’s grace you change) have Fiction tomorrow – – – when you’ll wish you’d never seen or heard of it. Today you can still line up with Truth. I urge you, make that URGE you, to do whatever it takes to get on the good side of Truth. – 9/23/22

“We cannot emphasize too strongly our conviction

that all hindrance in the Church is due to sin.”

– Jonathan Goforth

Job 28.28 +

Job 28.28

“And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom

& to depart from evil is understanding.”

“He sanctified you to make you

a more fruitful Christian.”

– B J Walker

HOME SCHOOL – ASIA #4. The varied peoples of Asia are the most important part of this land. Asia has Buddhists, Catholics, Christians, Communists, Confucianists, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Shintoists, Sikhs, Taoists, Zoroastrians. Home school children can learn the names & perhaps 1-2 things about the major religions of Asia (no more than you’re comfortable about them knowing, after earnest prayer). Geography is one of the stepping-stones to a call to world evangelism & to world praying. – 9/22/22 

“Always look at your need

in the light of your God.”

– James N Ward

It is said that Jonathan Edwards, the great Congregational preacher of New England, read his powerful sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” And, it’s thought his eyesight was so weak & that he held his sermon so close to his face, his people could not see “him.” Ah, but they heard HIM – God, that is! And, they felt (thanks be to God) the power, the power of prayer (his & others) behind that sermon.

“Oh, God please, give us more men of God.” And “God please raise up more prayers!” – 9/22/22

leveler            

The king in his castle on yonder crest

Seems immensely elevated above the rest

Walking, worming on the valley floor.

But death the great level-er

By-passes neither hovel, nor palace door.

In its vise, money buys privilege no more.

-eab,  9/22/09

If – after much prayer (only the Lord knows how long that may be) God sends a Holy Ghost Revival (no, not “tongues” but the Only Spirit of Christian Pentecost) & draws people into His house then, & allow me to say Only Then, should a church be seen as the “center of the community.” Old holiness churches (as I understand) were centers. People were attracted by the Presence of God. They were attracted by the sound of holy men & women at prayer – already holding onto Christ but seeking More of Him. – 9/22/22

Psa 9.17

“The wicked shall be turned into hell

& all the nations that forget God.”

“Remarriage is

the final act of unforgiveness.”

– Don Wardlaw

The wicked world knows there IS a Hell. But – they don’t see the awfulness of it. CHURCH – this is our fault – to some extent. Recently I saw a youtube where personalities (left unnamed – tho two names I knew) were saying they would go (or words to that effect) to Hell. If you preach the Gospel, ask God to help you make Hell more real. If you do not preach, please pray that the Lord will lead your pastor to soon preach on Hell. The world needs to be afraid to go there. Hell is F.O.R.E.V.E.R ! ! !  – 9/22/22

“Piety…is more concerned

about deeds than words.”  

– Orlow C Webb

Job 27.8 +

Job 27.8

“For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained,

when God taketh away his soul?”

“A state of mind that sees God in everything

is evidence of growth in grace & a thankful heart.”

– Charles G Finney

HOME SCHOOL – ASIA #3. Asia not only has the record population (4.5+ billion) & is the largest in square miles, 11,979,676 (in round figures nearly 12 million) but it has the highest spot on earth. Mount Everest rises to 29,035 feet. On this same continent (many miles away) rests the lowest water surface on earth, the Dead Sea, at 1,412 feet below sea level. Somewhat as an aside Asia also has the deepest man-made drill spot, the Kola Bore Hole (Russia) at 40,230 feet.  

“There can be no revival when Mr. Amen and

 Mr. Wet-Eyes are not found in the audience.”

– Charles G Finney

DARK NIGHT

To have once lived Right

And then to walk against Light

Has but one result – sad, dark, Night!

– eab,  9/21/09

PRIVILEGED

He thought of himself as a special chap,

Luxury cradled him in “cushy” lap,

Food was the finest, bedding was so nice,

Clothing and travel – more than would suffice –

Death’s “disrespecting” grasp, came as a slap.

– eab,  9/21/09  

What’s your main goal? Is it physical, mental or does it relate to your soul? If your main goal is to be achieved by your body – allow a reminder – it’ll wind down in a few yrs. If you main goal involves your mind – I wish you well. Some outlast their housing (the body) some do not, but neither bodies nor “brains” last forever. But if you, dear friend, will seek a Soul Goal – if you’ll live for God, for purity, for eternity, your soul designed to live forever, will supply you the Greatest Possible Goal: now & Above. – Sep 2022

“It is a mournful fact that most men & indeed all men of worldly character, have so much regard to public opinion that they dare not act according to the dictates of their consciences when acting thus would incur the popular frown.

– Charles G Finney

OT vs NT #1.  I read the OT (Old Testament). I believe in the OT. I preach from the OT. I memorize & quote from the OT & I’d encourage you to do all the above. There are many great stories in the OT. Now. Hear. This. I DO NOT LIVE IN THE OT – nor, dear friend, do you. The majority of Christians see a little of this but too few are willing to think about it or articulate it. Expand your reading of the New Testament looking for, “nailing down” facts; differences. Be serious: there ARE two Testaments. – 9/21/22

Mat 5.21-22

“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time…”

“But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause…”

How well do you “know” yourself?  [How honest can you be with “you”?]  What one(1) habit do you need to break – to be a stronger Christian? A better Dad? A more loving Mom? Or what action have you been postponing knowing you need to do ‘X’ but have lacked nerve, lacked manhood, lacked the womanhood to do it? If you’re a “date-setter” – set the date & dive in. If you don’t operate that way, start NOW. *Today* can become a new “holiday” in your life. Do what you know you need to do. – 9/21/22 

“If the presence of God is in the church, the church will draw the world in.

If the presence of God is not in the church, the world will draw the church out.

– Charles G Finney

Job 23.10 +

Job 23.10

“But he knoweth the way that I take: [when]

he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”

“Why speak to God in an unknown tongue?

God understands all languages…”

– A L Vess

WOMAN PREACHER. #4 “Bryan, God has called my granddaughter (niece? grandniece?) to preach she thinks – – – what do I do?” I don’t envy your position. Be kind. Be honest. If she talks to you about this, pray for wisdom & be ready to show her Bible on this subject. (I wouldn’t encourage you to approach this subject first, unless Christ distinctly leads you to.) She may go ahead (not accepting your warning). I’d advise you to not go hear her preach, no, not one time. Leave her in God’s hands. – 9/16/22  

“God has nothing to cover up but in every case has used languages

to enlighten & liberate the world of mankind.”

– A L Vess

HEAVEN #2. If someday, some month, some yr. soon, you & I (by God’s glorious grace) enter the Gate of Heaven, we’ll be there by Holy Invitation. The Father’s House (Joh 14.2) is the ultimate goal of every saint. As we struggle through the gloomy moors & muddy low-lands of this dark world, we correctly aspire to reach that High & Holy House (heaven) of God. It will be a Huge relief to be safely in our Father’s eternal abode. It’ll be absolutely wonderful to be the “Guest of God.” Praise the Lord. – 9/17/22

HIS LOVE

God gave you an hour, a day, a year;

Yield them gladly back to Him, without fear.

Only He knows how to make them show

Make them reveal holiness & truth.

God’s full presence is His proof

He loves you more than you know!

– eab,  August 2022

HOME NEEDS LOVE

A home needs walls – make that four.

You’ll want a roof, ceiling, & yes, a floor.

A nice setting is always nice

Husband & wife owners – mates, twice

But home without love is a sad chore.

– eab,  August 2022

HOME SCHOOL – ASIA #2. It has 51 countries counting the various island-countries which are Asiatic. It’d be good for home schoolers to know the westernmost [1] & easternmost (not counting Russia) [2] countries. They should know the northernmost [3] & southernmost [4] lands. The center of Asia is said to be in China. A good way to acquaint students with Asian geography is via a blank map or a puzzle. How quickly can your “whiz kid” place on the country names into their correct spaces? – 9/19/22

Rev 3.4

“Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments;

& they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.”

“If you’re a good listener,

He’s a good Leader.”

– Ken Thompson

If your soul has been redeemed from sin you’re started. If you’ve been purified from Adam’s nature you’ve taken the next, crucial step. Now what? What are you TO DO between today & your death day? ‘Anything you please’ – as long as it’s not sin? Glancing at some “christians” you might get that false impression. The fulfilling married life BEGINS on a date (salvation is similar to being Engaged, sanctification similar to the Wedding) but continues for yrs. PLEASE seek AND then DO the work God has for you. – 9/20/22 

W B Godbey…“I have been in contact with the Tongues Movement from its beginning…I have endeavored by His help to give it a fair investigation. It is the same power…[as] the magicians, sorcerers, witches, Mormons & especially…Spiritualists…”  

quoted by A L Vess


[1] Turkeyi

[2] Japan

[3] Russia

[4] Indonesia

Job 23.3 +

Job 23.3

“Oh that I knew where I might find him!

that I might come even to his seat!”

“A good wife is heaven’s last, best gift to man – his gem of many virtues, his casket of jewels; her voice is sweet music, her smiles his brightest day, her kiss the guardian of his innocence, her arms the pale of his safety.”

– Jeremy Taylor (1613-67)

You very probably already have a reputation in your circles. Permit me to encourage you to be better than people think you are. Be more like Jesus than your boss sees. Be a better Christian than your pastor imagines. Be a better man than even your wife thinks. Too many men, even preachers, “Sell for more than they are worth.” Make it your goal to be better on the inside &, if anything, “Sell for less than you’re worth.” God, the Father, knows true value & a Reward Day is coming. – 9/16/22  

“God hath given to man a short time here upon earth

& yet upon this short time eternity depends.”

– Jeremy Taylor (1613-67)

MIRTH?

It’s strictly a “commodity” of earth.

Heaven (with JOY) has not need of it.

Hell wishes they’d never heard of it.

Mourn now sinner, that you may rejoice above;

Mourn saint, FOR sinners, that they find His love.

Joy cometh in the morning, for those now mourning. 

– eab,  9/19/20

THE BOOK

Read the Good Book with pen in hand.

Make notes to help you understand

The greatest Text in all the land

The Holy Word

Of our Blessed Lord.

– eab,  9/19/21 

WOMAN PREACHER. #3 The woman someone included in their post was outfitted in pants. Imagine that. A woman preaching (a man’s job) in britches (man’s garment) & she even had short hair (mannish haircut). In the post to which I refer that woman had a top above her trousers which was partly shear so skin showed part of her back & arms. Please rouse out of your sleepiness. You should hear no woman preacher. Period. Let us be Biblical, even if others aren’t. – 9/16/22

God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows & supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted & thankful persons.

– Jeremy Taylor (1613-67)

HOME SCHOOL – ASIA #1.  So many westerns know so little about Asia – myself included. It is the largest continent, said to be 5,515 miles west to east & 5,465 miles north to south. Sounds nearly cubish but everyone who know anything of Asia knows it has (as all God-made earth-forms) intriguingly intricate shore lines. This largest land mass, appropriately enough, has the largest population – est. 4,728,681,729 souls. Teach your child more about Asia. Make it a bigger part if his geography. – 9/19/22

Rev 1.10

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, &

heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,”

As a church loses spiritual life it tends to be interested in the formal. Services slope toward being predictable. The spontaneous testimony becomes rare. The sob (even a quiet sob) is almost never heard during prayer. The old saint standing weeping, without speaking an audible word, happens less. Men who like formal religion want to *know* what comes next – yes, & even control it. “O God, deliver us from COLD formality. Restore to our little congregations a measure of THY sweet presence.” – 9/19/22    

“It is impossible for that man to despair

who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent.”

– Jeremy Taylor (1613-67)

Job 19.25 +

Job 19.25

“For I know that my redeemer liveth

& that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth”

“If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven;

you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world.”

– Vance Havner

If you’re a “story teller” I strongly encourage you to tell true stories: snatches of events that actually happened, parts of someone’s life, glimpses into real happenings – from which to learn lessons or catastrophic, once-in-a-lifetime events from which to benefit for time AND eternity. Tell the stories of Jesus, other NT or OT characters. If you are using your own words (necessary unless you speak from memory) please preface your story by stating these are your words. – Aug 2022 

“If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody

would have given him a bed & a sandwich & he never would have gone home.”

– Vance Havner

SAME FAME       

Men have had their moments,

Glittering in the sun,

Because they ruled, were rich,

Or had a little run.

Then their glist’ning clouded,

Dulled into dark night,

Their short day was over,

Out of mind, out of sight.

But God – awesome contrast –

Has “ever after” fame.

He is well known – will be,  

God is ever the same.

Glorify Him (not man),

Honor His brilliant name.

– eab,  Sep. 2009

WOMAN PREACHER. #2 “Well, she has some good things to say.” You might read a book or hear a talk, by a sinner & find something “good” depending on your definition of “good.” Too many are listening to men (in person, on media) who aren’t Born Again. Please don’t be fooled by a “catchy phrase” or some “cute saying.” If even a man isn’t living as the Bible teaches, stop hearing his sermons. – 9/16/22

“People used to blush when they were ashamed. Now they are ashamed if they blush. Modesty has disappeared & a brazen generation with no fear of God before its eyes mocks at sin. We are so fond of being called tolerant & broadminded that we wink at sin when we ought to weep.”

– Vance Havner

You can’t stop PRAYER. You can stop praying, but you can’t stop PRAYER.

Not the thickest wall (to keep you in, or keep others out) can stop PRAYER. Keep on praying.

Not the highest fence of man or mountain precipice of nature can stop PRAYER. Keep praying.

Not the widest man-made moat nor the widest stretch of seascape can stop PRAYER. Pray on. – 9/17/22

Jas 5.16

“Confess your faults one to another & pray one for another…

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

HEAVEN #1. With all due respect to a man you saw as “sainted,” with due appreciation to a woman you saw as “godly,” please stop “going to heaven to see them” (related to them or not). It seems to me we’ve humanized heaven TOO much. We’ve failed to remember Heaven is the HOME of GOD. If your (or my) highly loved relative/friend has been admitted to heaven (thank the Lord) they’re there as guests of The Father. AND (IMO) joyful to the there as mere guests, the glory on centered on God!  – 9/17/22

“The tragedy of today is that the situation is desperate

but the saints are not.”

– Vance Havner

Job 16.21 +

Job 16.21

“O that one might plead for a man with God,

as a man pleadeth for his neighbor!”

“Those who believe in the ‘unknown tongue’ certainly have no right to be called ‘Pentecostal’

for the marvel & miracle of Pentecost was that every man heard them speak in his own language.”

– A L Vess

Did you put on your outer garments & clod-hoppers (old name for shoes) & step out to go to the village church? Did you walk up a dusty (or muddy) road dotted with stones until you reached the steps? Did you pull open the heavy, wooded door & tread down the aisle to the only Bible for miles around? Did you wait till neighbor Smith read & then find where you read yesterday? And did you memorize a sentence of the Previous Book before returning home? No. You have your own Bible, Please Thank God. – 9/15/22

They [some Corinthian Christians] were carnal, not sanctified

but they spake in tongues.

– A L Vess

NEED TO CATCH MICE – BUT PREFER DOGS? Here’s a list of dogs said to be good at the task:

Rat Terrier (is there anything in a “name” J), Cairn Terrier, Dachshund, Yorkshire Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer, Norfolk Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, German Pinscher. I hope either with cat or dog you’re able to stop your problem. [Disclaimer – I sell/nor raise neither cat or dog. Posting to save someone time.] Copy/paste/carry in wallet. Wish you well! – 9/15/22

THINK – LIVE

“Think outside the Box”?  Definitely.

Live inside the BOOK?  Pleasantly!

– eab, Sep 2010

Light, Light

Natural light is so light

It has no physical weight

Supernatural light is heavy;

Its weight can seal your “fate.”

– eab,  Sep 2010

WOMAN PREACHER. #1 You heard a woman preacher? If Christ wanted women to proclaim Him he had a perfect opportunity – He could’ve named a couple of women as disciples. He. Did. Not. “But, wait a minute, Philip had 4 daughters who prophesied.” 1.) To whom did they prophesy? May’ve been to women – therefore t’was Biblical, 2.) As I understand word, could mean they wrote songs – again, not unbiblical. 3.) The NT doesn’t contradict Itself. Women aren’t to preach (1Ti 2.12 +). – 9/16/22

1Ti 2.11-12

“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.  But I suffer not

a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”

“If you are willing to listen,

God can get you to a clean heart & get you to heaven.”

– Ken Thompson

When the Holy Ghost is welcome behind the pulpit, when the song leader (pastor in some churches, other, in others) has found the mind of God for the hymns of worship, when God’s child is called upon to pray & prays (as only God’s servant’s can) in the Spirit, God gives the services holy variety which no rite, which no ritualistic calendar can possibly provide. satan is just a creature. His ideas therefore are limited. God is CREATOR. He can (will, if heartily invited) give a church wonderful worship hours. – 9/16/22

“When you get close enough to God

 He’ll show you things.”

– Ken Thompson

Job 14.14 +

Job 14.14

“If a man die,

shall he live again…”

If God be on our side, what matter maketh it who be against us, be they

bishops, cardinals, popes, or whatsoever names they will?

– Wm Tyndale

HOME SCH. – HISTORY. If possible use older US history books. If you are using some modern booklets, you, Dad/Mom, should pre-read them before “Jr.” does. This is possibly the hardest course to be TRUE to facts. You can SPECIALIZE (US History) on the presidents. Have child learn them in order, learn who his wife/children were, learn where he was born & also where he grow up. What was his dad’s line of work? What did HE do before entering politics? What was his favorite food? His dog’s name? – 9/13/22  

“Christ is with us until the world’s end.

Let his little flock be bold therefore.”
– Wm Tyndale

GOD

God formed hills with curving inclines,

He likes ovals, egg-shapes and “nearly rounds.”

God made slight bends and flowing lines,

He created “almost flats” and sloping grounds.

Man tries, by human contrast,

To make a perfectly straight string.

Right angles stick to him (too fast)

A wobble is a hated, ugly thing.

A straight line is man’s necessity,

Making it plume and level too.

The Creator in His infinite variety,

Finds no new curve “hard” to do.

God in surest sovereignty and might,

Makes His world full of slight bends;

But He made His prime creature’s sight,

To see perfection in parallel ends.     

– eab,  9/15/06

Written on west bank, Middle Fork (Chandalar River) Alaska

HOME SCH. “But I want my son to be a doctor.” Be careful that YOU don’t have wrong ambitions for him (or you with a proud heart, want to say “my son’s a Dr.” There’s no higher calling than for him to preach “Christ & Him crucified – thus to represent on earth, the King of Heaven.) If your son moves ahead [in God’s will] to be Dr. he can build the math & science he then needs on the firm foundation you give him NOW in Reading & in Writing & Grammar: the very building blocks of higher learning. – 9/13/22 

Let Christian kings therefore keep their faith & truth & all lawful promises & bonds, not one with another only, but even with the Turk or whatsoever infidel it be. For so it is right before God; as the scriptures & ensamples of the bible testify.”

– Wm Tyndale

If God allowed you a glimpse (that’s all you’d want!) back at this putrid world from heaven [note ‘IF’ – I seriously doubt He will], you’d see what the Lord’s saints see now – a very filthy, very temporary scene & realize that sick earth is ‘approaching’ the sadness of hell. By contrast, souls in hell have a memory of the world (rich man in hell remembered he had brothers, Luk 16.28) & though not seeing it perfect (it’s FAR from it) they see earth WAS a place of opportunity. That opportunity is forever PAST. – 9/15/22

Psa 41.1

“Blessed is he that considereth the poor:

the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.”

NEED A MOUSE CATCHER? Found this list of cats alleged to be good mousers (order may or may not matter; I don’t know). Siamese,* Maine Coon, Siberian, American Shorthair,* Manx,* Japanese Bobtail,* Chartreoux, Persian, Turkish Angora, Bengal,*  [*Appear (pic) to be shorter haired.] You might call Dog Pound for a free cat. If they have a cat that is a mix (of one of these) she/he might be worth considering. I’m not a cat guy but research if you should “reward” cat after 1st 2nd catch. Wish you the best. – 9/15/22

Christ forbiddeth his disciples & that oft… to exalt themselves

one above another in the kingdom of God.”

– Wm Tyndale