Archive for January 10th, 2009

Ever wonder?

We say preschool


          Why don’t we say graduate post?   – eab, 1/10/09

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I see God in a pansy so small,

In an oak, a mountain wall.

I see Him in the moon’s light ball,

In a canyon’s hall, a leaf’s bright fall.

I see Him over all.           Do You?  


I smell God in the month of May,

In new mown hay, on a rainy day.

I smell Him in a salty bay,

In October’s gay, in the dew’s lay.

I smell Him in many a way.        Do You?  


I hear God in the wind’s toot,

In an owl’s hoot, in rain’s dilute.

I hear Him in the music of a flute,

In the drop of fruit, the bird’s salute.

I hear Him in rife pursuit. Do You?  


I feel God in a baby’s skin,

In the grass thin, a grain bin.

I feel Him in a fish’s fin,

In a honey locust “pin”, feathers of a wren.

I feel Him “then.”            Do You?  


I taste God in an apple so sweet,

In well done meat, a nutty treat.

I taste Him in the product of wheat,

In salt’s feat, when spices meet.

I taste Him replete.          Do You?   – eab, ’66 JAN.

Written while working at Lincoln School in Cincy.

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DATE Regarding doctrine of purgatory, Martin Luther reported in a “Table Talk” 1538:

“God has placed two ways before us in His Word: salvation by faith, damnation by unbelief (Mark 16:16). He does not mention purgatory at all. Nor is purgatory to be admitted, for it obscures the benefits and grace of Christ.”

Luther was not the first of the Reformation nor the last but was clearly a Large Key in its success.  Raised a devout Roman Catholic he was soundly converted and sought Biblical answers no longer satisfied with merely man’s methods. 

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