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Archive for December, 2009

Cheap religion may

 

            give one a moral life;

 

It cannot

 

            give one eternal life.           

 

– eab, 12/31/09

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DECEMBER WOODS

December’s woods are cool woods. 

Woods are never cold –

Cold is impersonal. 

Woods have nature’s mold.

 

December’s woods are gray woods;

Gray – or are they brown?

Perhaps somewhere in between

The true hue can be found.

 

December’s woods are straight woods,

Bare and tall and straight.

Like the masts of sail boats,

Resting at harbor’s gate.

 

December’s woods are wet woods. 

Whither snow or sleet or rain,

They paint the trees darker shades,

Until sun blesses them again.

 

December’s woods are quiet woods,

Calm, tranquil, serene.

Palmates and pinnates rustle no more.

The twigs are all clean. [1]

          – eab, 12/30/77


[1] For some years December was my hunting month.

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Ring the bells of Heaven! There is joy today,
For a soul, returning from the wild!
See, the Father meets him out upon the way,
Welcoming His weary, wandering child.

Refrain

Glory! Glory! How the angels sing:
Glory! Glory! How the loud harps ring!
’Tis the ransomed army, like a mighty sea,
Pealing forth the anthem of the free.

Ring the bells of Heaven! There is joy today,
For the wanderer now is reconciled;
Yes, a soul is rescued from his sinful way,
And is born anew a ransomed child.

Ring the bells of Heaven! Spread the feast today!
Angels, swell the glad triumphant strain!
Tell the joyful tidings, bear it far away!
For a precious soul is born again.

William Orcutt Cushing was born this date 12/31/1823, Hingham, Massachusetts.   He penned some 300 or more hymns and/or Gospel Songs.  These include “When He Cometh” “Under His Wings” and “Hiding in Thee.”  Cushing died 10/19/1902, at Lis­bon Cen­ter, New York.

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Love of Holiness

It is too easy to know the:

            Language,

            Looks,

            Life-style of holiness

and not know the Love of holiness.

 

– eab, 4/85

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M Many a joyful hour have I spent,

A Alone with you in sweet content.

R Reasons I may not be able to express,

T Things mean a lot, while others mean less.

H Having you as a major part of life,

A And here are a few reasons, Dear wife.

 

M Mostly, I like the way that you look,

A And I relish your taste, as a good cook.

E Enough you are to make home, of a nook.

 

S Seasons as they pass on their way round,

C Can scarce diminish the pearl I’ve found;

A As you wash, sew, and clean all the day,

R Rewarded by love and ideals that can’t decay,

B Believing, as you do, in motherhood,

R Relieved I am for our sons’ good. 

O Of the women I see or know,

U Unchallenged you stand; the rest below.

G Graceful, and kind, loving, and good,

H Having more talents than many could.

 

B Because of these fine traits I see,

R Remote the chances that you wed me,

Y Yet thankful I am that you are mine,

A And Honey I wish you a life that’s fine;

N Now, and evermore, may you happy be.

                – eab, 12/26/68

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If one does not believe in the eradication of sin in the heart he does not believe in holiness. – R.T. (Roy Tilman) Williams, Sanctification – Experience and Ethics (KC: Nazarene Pub. House, 1928), 18.

It is quite easy to change one’s theory to suit his experience. – R.T. (Roy Tilman) Williams, Sanctification – Experience and Ethics (KC: Nazarene Pub. House, 1928), 19.

Regeneration is salvation from the voluntary commission of sin; sanctification is

salvation from the being of sin. – R.T. (Roy Tilman) Williams, Sanctification – Experience and Ethics (KC: Nazarene Pub. House, 1928), 22.

Man sanctifies himself through consecration.  God sanctifies him by the baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire. – R.T. (Roy Tilman) Williams, Sanctification – Experience and Ethics (KC: Nazarene Pub. House, 1928), 25.

All would like to have perfect love, greater power, more joy…but few seemingly are willing to die to self and sin. – R.T. (Roy Tilman) Williams, Sanctification – Experience and Ethics (KC: Nazarene Pub. House, 1928), 28.

R T Williams on this date 12/26/1906, married Eunice Harvey.  They were married in Texas.  Williams was a leading voice in the Church of the Nazarene.

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Christ,

 

Born once

 

that man may be twice born.

 

– eab, 12/80

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