Archive for June 16th, 2009

Think abouit it

Someone borrowed “conservative” & “liberal

from the political arena. 


Conservative” does not appear in Scripture.  Period. 


Liberal” (or its derivative “liberality”) appears in six verses.

     And – it has definite POSITIVE connotations! (Wow!)


Remember, Isaiah (5.20) pronounced a woe on

“them that call evil good, and good evil;

         that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;

         that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”


Think about it!             

-eab, 6/16/09

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We thank You Lord, for Your goodness,

To the human race.

Your light and Your mercy,

Your holiness and Your grace.

A beautiful world in which to live,

A beautiful life because of the life that You give;

Oh, we thank You for Your blessings on this place.

– eab, 6/’71       


[1] Probably written during a lunch hour when working construction that summer for Larry Kaufman.

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I really appreciate the extra readers alphainventions.com sends my way. 

Keep up the good work alphainventions.com.

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“The Rock That Is Higher Than I”

Oh! sometimes the shadows are deep,
And rough seems the path to the goal,
And sorrows, sometimes how they sweep
Like tempests down over the soul.


O then to the Rock let me fly
To the Rock that is higher than I
O then to the Rock let me fly
To the Rock that is higher than I!


Oh! sometimes how long seems the day,
And sometimes how weary my feet!
But toiling in life’s dusty way,
The Rock’s blessèd shadow, how sweet!


Then near to the Rock let me keep
If blessings or sorrows prevail,
Or climbing the mountain way steep,
Or walking the shadowy vale.

Erastus Johnson died this date 6/16/1909.  He was a school teach­er in Maine (at 17), experienced something of the Gold Rush (Cal­i­for­nia), was in Pennsylvania (24 years in the oil bu­sin­ess).  Also lived in Maine again and Wash­ing­ton before moving to his death sight, Walt­ham, Mass­a­chu­setts.

“O Sometimes the Shadows are Deep” (a.k.a. “The Rock That Is Higher Than I”) was written during another America financial panic – that of 1871, after knowing that many had lost thousands of dollars among whom was John Wan­a­mak­er.  (Wan­a­mak­er lost $70,000, which to him at that time, was a large amount.)

Johnson was born 4/20/1826, in log­ging camp above Bang­or, Maine.

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