Archive for August 12th, 2009

Rear-view mirrors are not

just to see what you’ve passed

They also show what is passing you     

– eab, 8/7/09

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Carnal man likes to be seen,

Likes you to know his fair worth,

Wants to stand out in his crowd,

Longs for acclaim on this earth.


Holy hearts want the Lord seen,

Lift up His name for acclaim,

Readily give up “lime light,”

Backing away from cheap fame.


Carnal man takes pride in himself,

Always demands his own way,

“Thought of it first,” knows “what’s best,”

Argues that night is day.


Holiness yields to the Lord,

Gives up its claim to be right,

Wants still God’s perfect pure will,

Happily walks in God’s light.


Carnality centers “on me,”

I am the important one,

Sees no way other than his,

Answers to no one – that’s none!


Holy hearts center on Christ,

Focus on the Son of God,

Easily know His way goes,

Perfect on Sea or on Sod.



Which way will it be for you, For me?

Our way or God’s sovereign will

We can know the thrill

In both valley and hill

Of being wholly given to God

                – eab, 8/12/2005

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O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain;
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea.

Such stirring lyrics are good reminders of a wonderful land God has given us.

And they are also reminders we can/should love our native land and be able to

separate her from all the war mongering she has recently been involved in.

And love American enough to oppose the war on her, from within, called socialism.

Katharine Lee Bates born this date, 8/12/1859 at Falmouth, MA.

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