Archive for April, 2009

God Loves You – True!


The devil hates you – equally true!            

– eab, 4/30/09

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This afternoon it rained,

And the drops that settled dust,

As far as I could tell, fell alike;

On the righteous and the unjust.

The clouds let it down,

On the wise man and the clown.

A just God.           -eab, 4/68              

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The sanctified are new creatures…They stand at the threshold of limitless possibilities in character building & development.

                – T. M. Anderson, After Sanctification (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1929), 13.               


Holiness is not an acid…Respect for the opinions of others is not a compromise of holiness

                – T. M. Anderson, After Sanctification (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1929), 23.               


To know what holiness has not done, and knowing this, be governed by these facts without becoming unsettled when these limitations are en-countered and felt, will make for happiness and contentment in a holy life.

                – T. M. Anderson, After Sanctification (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1929), 28.               


A tender conscience is necessary, but not one that feels offense if one laughs…Holiness is the happy way between an evil conscience and fanaticism.

                – T. M. Anderson, After Sanctification (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1929), 30.


If the devil cannot pull one back into sin, he will push him across the line into fanaticism and grievous errors.

                – T. M. Anderson, After Sanctification (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1929), 33.               


By a ministry of prayer we mean utilizing the promises of God in behalf of others through intercession.

                – T. M. Anderson, After Sanctification (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1929), 39.               


Self-preservation is the first law of the nature of the sanctified.

                – T. M. Anderson, After Sanctification (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1929), 42.               


All sanctified persons have found they have wandering thoughts in prayer.  This is due to the lack of mental control and concentration.

                – T. M. Anderson, After Sanctification (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1929), 52.               


Christian love is sacrificial.  Carnal love is selfish.  The former gives all.  The latter takes all.

                – T. M. Anderson, After Sanctification (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1929), 55.               


T (Tony) M Anderson was born this date (4/30/1888) in Westport, Kentucky, USA.



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You can please the “god of this world” (2Co 4.4) –


          or the God of Heaven and Earth.


                             You cannot please both!                  -eab 4/27/09

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She followed her mother-n-law’s God,

Thus leaving her native sod.

A new husband she got;

A son was soon brought.

Famous offspring down her trail trod.

                   – eab, (Rut 4.22), 3/3/05


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“He Leadeth Me”


He leadeth me, O blessèd thought!
O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!
Whate’er I do, where’er I be
Still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.


He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful follower I would be,
For by His hand He leadeth me.


Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,
By waters still, over troubled sea,
Still ’tis His hand that leadeth me.


Lord, I would place my hand in Thine,
Nor ever murmur nor repine;
Content, whatever lot I see,
Since ’tis my God that leadeth me.


And when my task on earth is done,
When by Thy grace the vict’ry’s won,
E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,
Since God through Jordan leadeth me.

Joseph H (Henry) Gilmore was born this date (4/29/1834), son of New Hamp­shire Gov­er­nor Jo­seph A. Gil­more.  He became a Baptist clergyman and Hebrew instructor.  He wrote six books but is remembered today as author of the hymn: “He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought.”  It is a hymn written during the American Uncivil War but, as designed by Gilmore, does not mention this awful patch of red which blooded the US.

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Everyone is on the edge of eternity


          Except those already there!             -eab, 5/25/09

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Too busy with velvets and materials of worth,

Too busy with pleasant little islands of mirth,

Too busy doing the “duties” of earth,

Too busy for Pretty, Baby Jesus.


Too busy in commerce and trading of stocks,

Too busy in making, and watching the clocks,

Too busy storing silver behind big locks,

Too busy for the Pre-teen Jesus.


Too busy buying and selling fishing boats,

Too busy sowing and reaping, barley and oats,

Too busy sewing second and third coats,

Too busy for a Preaching Jesus.


Too busy getting the best rooms at the feast,

Too busy adjusting to ever-spreading yeast, 

Too busy to care for the little, and the least,

Too busy for the Prophetic Jesus.


Too busy calling others to mourn or dance,

Too busy lustily casting the side-ways glance, 

Too busy “counting chickens” in advance, 

Too busy for Pronouncing Jesus.


And when we’ve sowed all the wild stuff we can sow,

And we’re reaping it, row after 100-fold row,

And sin finally has lost its false tinsel and show.

We may find the Christ, for whom time was never made;

Has left us.  We won’t be too busy in the tomb’s shade. –eab, 7/05

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Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin;
Each victory will help you some other to win;
Fight manfully onward, dark passions subdue,
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.



Ask the Savior to help you,
Comfort, strengthen and keep you;
He is willing to aid you,
He will carry you through.



Shun evil companions, bad language disdain,
God’s Name hold in reverence, nor take it in vain;
Be thoughtful and earnest, kindhearted and true,
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.



To him that o’ercometh, God giveth a crown;
Through faith we shall conquer, though often cast down;
He Who is our Savior our strength will renew;
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through


Horatio R Palmer was born this date (4/26/1834) at Sherburne, New York.  He was a Congregationalist clergyman.  He died 11/15/1907 at Yonkers, New York.

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Behind e-v-e-r-y separated home –


                    is a selfish human.  –eab, 4/20/09

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