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Where you will be tomorrow is being decided –

         

          Decided by your footprints  t-o-d-a-y !         – eab, 1/9/09

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In August of nineteen seventy-two,

A new school started for you, and you.

In northern Ohio (fairest of states),

With textbooks, paper, and pencils, brand new,

(Erasers soon showed a trillion mistakes.)

 

That building remade with paint and a brush,

At eight-thirty (What?) stilled to a meek hush.

Green, young students (the intelligent sort),

Closed the gap from May with such a mad rush,

They couldn’t receive an interim report.

 

Grammar, and algebra, history, and shop,

Quizzes and tests, there was no place to stop;

Bible and other classes taught the rule,

To study, to read, to not be a flop,

Attending Wyandot Christian School.

 

Then came the fall outing (Remember that?)

A basketball game, the slim ‘gainst the fat.

Hot dogs were served (Yours were cold did you say?)

Three deep made some run; while others fell flat.

Cider, coco, and donuts (?) closed the day.

 

Tonight we are met in this banquet hall,

Behind lies the past, behind the quick fall,

Ahead lies the birthday of our Great Lord;

Vacation time, snow time, gift time, and all,

May you be blest with all heaven’s accord.

 

May you be – Oh, I forget to mention,

Miss Knaul, in the hall and noon‘s detention,

A trio girl who visits the jury,

Jogging, Perkins, a raccoon’s dissection.

Good-bye.  We’ll see you in seventy three.  – eab, 12/72

Penned while Principal of Wyandot and living at 205 Goodbread Street in Nevada, OH.

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We are now becoming what we shall ever be – lovers of God and the things of God, or haters of God and the things of God.

– Samuel Logan Brengle, Resurrection Life and Power (London: Salvationist Publishing and Supplies, LTD, 1925), 34.

 

…Every thoughtful studious, prayerful Christian becomes his own theologian…but his theology is really limited to those article of faith which vitalize his life, guide…his conduct, mold his spirit…purify his nature and kindle his hope for the future.

– Samuel Logan Brengle, Resurrection Life and Power (London: Salvationist Publishing and Supplies, LTD, 1925), 40.

 

A spiritual leader is one who lives in the Spirit, who dwells in such constant and intimate closeness with God, that he and his Lord commune with each other…and when God speaks he rises up and follows.

– Samuel Logan Brengle, Resurrection Life and Power (London: Salvationist Publishing and Supplies, LTD, 1925), 65.

 

…minister…too busy to patiently wait on God in secret prayer…too busy discussing the breadth of phylacteries to give time to self-examination and solemn secret worship and adoration of the Lord.

– Samuel Logan Brengle, Resurrection Life and Power (London: Salvationist Publishing and Supplies, LTD, 1925), 86.

 

Oh, that we may be so filled with the Spirit that we may arouse wholesome fear in the hearts of men…

– Samuel Logan Brengle, Resurrection Life and Power (London: Salvationist Publishing and Supplies, LTD, 1925), 97.

Samuel Logan Brengle was filled with the Holy Spirit (his “personal Pentecost” this date (1/9/1885) in Boston.  He became the greatest voice for holiness with the Salvation Army.  

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