Archive for October, 2008

“Himself” (stanza 1)

Once it was the blessing,
Now it is the Lord;
Once it was the feeling,
Now it is His Word;
Once His gift I wanted,
Now, the Giver own;
Once I sought for healing,
Now Himself alone.


All in all forever,
Jesus will I sing;
Everything in Jesus,
And Jesus everything.

A. B. (Albert Benjamin) Simpson was born at Bayview, PEI (Prince Edward Island), Canada,12/15/1843.

He founded Christian Missionary Alliance 

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It was not the state      – politicians may hate to hear that.

 It was not the school       – professors may hate to hear that.

 It was not the church        – preachers may hate to hear that.

 Earth’s first institution was the HOME 

                                       – may all Parents applaud that!

                                                                             – eab 

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“God has voted for you, and 

 the devil has voted against God… 

 it’s up to you to vote how you will be elected.”    

             – Uncle Buddy (Reuben Robinson)


Bro. Robinson was born in Tennessee, cowboyed in Texas, was born again, filled with the Holy Spirit, and became one of the most famous Nazarene evangelists.



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Some men train their bodies well,

Have so such muscular tone,

Have such inward strength of bone,

Fame then comes to briefly dwell,

Because of physic alone.


Some men develop their mind,

Have a grasp of tongues of old,

Have mathematics in their hold,

Fame visits; leaves them behind

In its search for brains more bold.


Few men make soul growth a goal,

Have a hungering for God,

Have a craving for His nod,

To Him daily bring their soul,

Seek no fame – and are thought odd.  -eab, 12/14/07


written in Westfield, Indiana

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Unbelief  is  in  the  eye  of  the  beholder. – eab, 10/16/2008

Notes for Cosmology section of Systematic Theology class, Union Bible College, Westfield, Indiana,

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If we had no Bible of our own,

Tradition, previous men have sown,

Could matter more to us, today.

Praise God, we have His fine, precious Book,

Each of us must study, as we look

Daily, learning the holy way.  -eab, 10/28/08


Written in Westfield, Indiana

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“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep

       to gain that which he cannot lose.”

Today is the day Jim Elliot pennd in his 1949 journal, his most oft-quoted saying.  Jim was killed spreading the News of Jesus Christ in Ecuador, 1/8/1956. 

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Many prophets making profits

           are false prophets-eab, 3/9/07

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Jesus Christ saves sinners;

Sinners only does He save.

He can heal the broken hearted,

Raise the dead up from the grave,

The great Messiah of the skies

Restores sight to blinded eyes.

But He only touches them,

That realize that they need Him.  –eab, 3/’72

Written in/near Akron, Ohio

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We’ve missed something, who missed the age,

When horse, or horse and carriage, were the rage.

Be he black or white or shades of beige

(This main convenience oe’r stone and sage)

He/she had a beating heart in their ribcage

(not merely wheels, gears, and occasional gauge)

True, driven or not they needed their oaty “wage”

And you arrived in town at a slower stage

But Wesley (and others) astride, read many a page.

Ah,  We’ve missed something, who missed that age. -eab, 3/18/08


Written in Westfield, IN

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