Archive for September 19th, 2009

Some family “black sheep” end up bums

          Some end up college presidents

                   but both left their careful roots.      

– eab, 9/18/09

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Land of Nod

There’s a land that’s mysterious, odd,

Cannot be measured by mile nor rod,

You don’t know when you’re there,

But your friends are aware,

You’re now  touring  the “land of Nod.”

                – 9/16/2003

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“Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.”

“I have seen many men work without praying, though I have never seen any good come out of it; but I have never seen a man pray without working.”

“The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No; it rests in union and communion with the vine; and at the right time, and in the right way, is the right fruit found on it. Let us so abide in the Lord Jesus.”

“Perhaps if there were more of that intense distress for souls that leads to tears, we should more frequently see the results we desire. Sometimes it may be that while we are complaining of the hardness of the hearts of those we are seeking to benefit, the hardness of our own hearts and our feeble apprehension of the solemn reality of eternal things may be the true cause of our want of success.”

“You must GO forward on your knees.”

                                                                (Exact Hudson sources for the above quotes unknown.)

J. Hudson Taylor set sail this date, 9/19/1853 (aboard a three-mast clipper) from Liverpool, England bound for the great land of China.

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