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Did you ever hear of a part-time husband? 

No!  All husbands (who are real husbands) are full time.

 

He is not talking to her all the time

He is not with her all the time

He is not even thinking of her all the time

 

But he is directly or indirectly loving, providing, and fellowshipping in everyday walk.

His job, his car, his hobbies, his friends do not keep her from his thoughts and ultimate presence.

 

  1. God expects us to love Him ALL the time and to serve Him just that often.                     -eab, 1981
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You know my heart, O Lord You always know,

The source from which all thoughts and wishes flow.

You know my life, naught from Thee would I withhold,

O let me come, O let me Lord be bold.

 


[1] Written with a heavy heart in the pines west of and below the old public school grounds, Paris, Ohio.

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The Lord my pasture shall prepare,
And feed me with a shepherd`s care;
His presence shall my wants supply,
And guard me with a watchful eye;
My noonday walks He shall attend,
And all my midnight hours defend.

2.

When in the sultry glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty mountain pant;
To fertile vales and dewy meads
My weary, wand`ring steps He leads;
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
Amid the verdant landscape flow.

3.

Though in the paths of death I tread,
With gloomy horrors overspread,
My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,
For thou, O Lord, art with me still;
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid,
And guide me through the dreadful shade.

4.

Though in a bare and rugged way,
Through devious, lonely wilds I stray,
Thy bounty shall my pains beguile:
The barren wilderness shall smile
With sudden greens and herbage crowned,
And streams shall murmur all around.

Joseph Addison was born this date (5/1/1672) at Milston (near Amesbury) Wiltshire, England.  He is also known for the hymn “Spacious Firmament on High.”

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