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Archive for May 3rd, 2010

If you miss heaven,

 

the absence – – –

 

will be unexcused! [1]

 

– eab, 5/85        


[1] This from a man who handled excused and unexcused absents for years as a teacher.

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If all you have is a single tree

Beneath which to sit or stand,

And all beyond is a

Nondescript, ordinary land.

No mountain draws you eye

To its upward soaring crest,

No river rolls at your feet

Churning at a river’s best.

And you don’t even have a hill

On which to contemplate.

Your world seems so “samish”

Nothing your quick mind to bait;

Thank God each day

For His warm rising sun,

For its slipping upward, then

Downward till it’s day is fully run.

And enjoy its change of shadow,

First great then lessening through noon,

Then an opposite shadow grows,

Filling space slowly or soon.

The daily sun gives the plain,

The simple landscape, though flat,

A lustrous changing, almost living.

Friend, enjoy where ever you’re “at.”

                – eab, 5/3/07

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“The Refiner is never far from the mouth of the furnace when His gold is in the fire.”

“Learn to say No.  It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, on this date, 5/3/1850 made a public confession of faith in Jesus Christ.  He was fifteen years of age.  The church was a Primitive Methodist Chapel.  The town was Colchester, England.  Thus began a life time of preaching (within a year) that ended only in death (1/31/1892).  Spurgeon was born 6/19/1834 at Essex, England.

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