Archive for July, 2011

The men you choose to quote




are a reflection of you. 

– eab, 6/15/11

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Spiritual, mental, physical?

The Maker of all knows the mix.

Be honest with your condition;

You’re not too hard for God to fix.

                – eab, 7/22/09        

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Today, Friday, July 22 marks the date James I, King of England announced (1604) that he had appointed fifty-four(54) men to translate the Bible into English.  (Imagine a US president, Democrat or Republican, authorizing and then appointing anyone to preserve God’s Words today.)  Some in attacking the genuineness of this Classic Text attack King James. History, no doubt, proves his humanness and perhaps worse, but sins (few or many) should not detract from his commissioning this proper project.


English, which seems old to us (& US) was a relatively new language. The widespread reading of God’s Holy Book helped to solidify a still somewhat plastic tongue. The Authorized Version (a.k.a. KJV) deserves a great deal of credit for the standardization of our native tongue.  The ships were soon sailing Englishmen to live permanently in the “new world” and among their few and precious possessions were copies of this great Text. Yes, English businessmen and soldiers helped spread our language.  But perhaps of equal or greater value were the travels of men, preaching in English, upon all the inhabited continents.  And from what were they preaching?  They read, memorized, and spoke from the incomparable, beautiful Authorized Bible. 


God, who has never muffed an opportunity, never missed an appointment, nor ever been a minute late, allowed the King of England to help the cause of Christ on July 22, 1604 by appointing men of scholastic ability and spiritual interest to give England, yea, the world, such a grand Book.

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The important thing




Not did you believe John

(Calvin OR Wesley)




But do you fully believe Jesus.

        – eab, 6/24/11

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“Jesus wept,” a verse we all know,  [1]

Is in the Book to clearly show,

It’s OK to weep after a death;

To sob, to cry, to loose one’s breath.

Christ let His “feelings” overflow.

                – eab,7/4/06

[1] Joh 11.35

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We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land, climb the mountains, cross the waves;
Onward! ’tis our Lord’s command; Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Waft it on the rolling tide: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Tell to sinners far and wide: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Sing, you islands of the sea; echo back, you ocean caves;
Earth shall keep her jubilee: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Sing above the battle strife: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
By His death and endless life Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Shout it brightly through the gloom, when the heart for mercy craves;
Sing in triumph o’er the tomb: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Give the winds a mighty voice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Let the nations now rejoice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Shout salvation full and free; highest hills and deepest caves;
This our song of victory: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!


Priscilla Jane Owens was born this date,7/21/1829 at Baltimore, Maryland.  She was a Methodist school teacher (public schools) who was also very active in Sunday Schools. She also penned “We Have an Anchor.”  Priscilla died12/5/1907, at Baltimore,Maryland.

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Worldliness is more than a “lifestyle



– it’s a FATAL attraction to the world.



Christianity is more than a style



– it is Life in Christ. 

 – eab, 6/21/11 

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Are you good enough to go above?

So lacking in hate?   So full of love?

Christ only is adequate to save,

To keep us from the eternal grave.

Accept Father, Son, and Holy Dove.

                 – eab, 4/15/11 

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Love has liberty –

Carnality tries to Control:

in the home,

in the church,

in the state.     

– eab, 7/17/11

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Three disciples on yonder “hill,”

Saw Elijah, Moses – what a thrill,

But Christ was the one transfigured

(And the only One that lingered)

Filling the Exodus of God’s will!

                – eab, 7/4/06

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