Archive for September 12th, 2009

Spiritual lessons from the Highway:



            Keep Right


            Resume Speed

            No Parking

            Pavement narrows

            Dangerous Intersection


            Children at Play

(watch what you say around kids)

            No Passing      

                             – eab, 12/9/80

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The water flowed smoothly from left to right,

The water flowed gently, day and night,

The flow of the water was a calming sight,

Slow, and quiet, and low.


The water had come from some distance away,

The water had been rain or snow, in a previous day,

It had been these but it could not stay;

So it’s no longer snow.


The river moves incessantly,

The river moves again to the far sea,

Moving is the water, yet it stays, apparently,

The flow is a spectacular show.  [1]

-eab,  9/13/06


[1] Written on the bank of the Middle Fork of the Chandalar River, AK, on a mooseless moose hunt with EAB II, III & Max Shelton.

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Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the solemn watchword hear;
If while ye sleep He suffers, away with shame and fear;
Where’er ye meet with evil, within you or without,
Charge for the God of battles, and put the foe to rout.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the trumpet call obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict, in this His glorious day.
Ye that are brave now serve Him against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger, and strength to strength oppose.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the Gospel armor, each piece put on with prayer;
Where duty calls or danger, be never wanting there.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, each soldier to his post,
Close up the broken column, and shout through all the host:
Make good the loss so heavy, in those that still remain,
And prove to all around you that death itself is gain.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle, the next the victor’s song.
To those who vanquish evil a crown of life shall be;
They with the King of Glory shall reign eternally.

George Duffield, Jr. was born this date, 9/12/1818, at Carlisle, PA.  He was a Presbyterian minister (as were his father and grandfather)  He ministered 44 years in NY, NJ, PA, IL and MI.  In 1858 he composed the words of the hymn “Stand up, Stand up for Jesus.”

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