Archive for May, 2010

June is the month to begin

Wedding dreams and acts.

May it never end

This side death’s cold facts.


Marriage is for all of life

What a godly “invention.”

One strong man, one good wife

Can withstand intervention.


“Do you take this man to be?”

Can be promised in high elation.

To be always her man, his lady,

Takes love, work, and determination.

                – eab, 5/2/09

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“The man who will not act until he knows all, will never act at all.”

                                                                                                – Jim Elliot’s journal


Said to have been written by Jim on the date, 5/2/1949.  He was later a missionary and a martyr along with Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint, and Roger Youderian.  They were North Americans trying to reach South Americans for Jesus Christ.  

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* If your church *


                were a “Bee Hive,”


Are you a worker


                or a drone?


– eab, 4/28/10 

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The stick was thrown, forsaken,

Into the pasture, by the boy,

Which an hour ago had been,

His companion and his toy.


It lay alone and lonely,

After being warm and close,

To the lad and his fancy,

It had been friend – foremost.


It could have spent its latter days

Drooling over its state,

Self-pity it could have claimed,

For the loss of its former mate.


Instead it relished contentment,

For having shared and been,

As few sticks ever are;

A real live human’s friend.

                – eab, May ‘76

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The most perfect and holy men are always subject…to imperfections…false conclusions…unfaithful memory…incorrect and even absurd opinions.                                       

– Christian Purity, Heritage of Faith (NY: Eaton & Mains, 1897), 63.


Anything to be a temptation must have a natural power to awaken impulse toward it and sin does not reside in a mere impulse of nature.

– Christian Purity, Heritage of Faith (NY: Eaton & Mains, 1897), 73.


Sin committed and depravity felt are very different.

– Christian Purity, Heritage of Faith (NY: Eaton & Mains, 1897), 111.


[Holiness] breathes in the prophecy, thunders in the law, murmurs in the narrative, whispers in the promises, supplicates in the prayers, resounds in the songs, sparkles in the poetry, shines in the types, glows in the imagery and burns in the spirit of the whole scheme from alpha to omega.     

– Christian Purity, Heritage of Faith (NY: Eaton & Mains, 1897), 131.


It is both his most sacred duty and his most exalted privilege to be a completely holy man.           

– Christian Purity, Heritage of Faith (NY: Eaton & Mains, 1897), 149.



Randolph S. Foster died this date, 5/1/1903, at Newton Center, Massachusetts.  He was born 2/22/1820, at Williamsburg, Ohio.  He authored Christian Purity, Heritage of Faith 

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