Archive for July 17th, 2011

When you see yourself

as a “spiritual giant,”

you’re look at a carnival

(carnal-evil) mirror.      

 – eab, 6/7/11

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A man is noticed, abilities are seen,

He’s called to act, his actions are keen.

From blank to blank – he served that date.

He passes on, is referred to as “the late…”

God, oh happy contrast, is always great,

He’s always mild love (never wild hate).

God’s attributes know no entrance “gate.”

                – eab, 7/17/10

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We may tarry awhile here as strangers,
Unnoticed by those who pass by;
But the Savior will crown us in glory,
To shine as the stars in the sky.

We shall shine as the stars of the morning,
With Jesus the Crucified One;
We shall rise to be like Him forever,
Eternally shine as the sun.

We may never be rich in earth’s treasures,
Nor rise on the ladder of fame;
But the saints will at last be rewarded,
Made rich in Immanuel’s Name.

We may live in a tent or a cottage,
And die in seclusion alone;
But the Father Who seeth in secret,
Remembers each one of His own.

Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter died this date, 7/17/1939, at Tampa, Florida.  Van DeVenter attended HillsdaleCollegeand taught art (Sharon, PA).  Later he moved into the field of evangelism.  Among others he worked with Wilbur Chapman.

Though born nearDundee,Michigan(12/5/1855), he in later years was drawn toFloridaliving inSt. Petersburgand laterTampa.  He also served as professor of hymnology at the Florida Bible Institute (nowTrinityBibleCollege) a period of four years.

In addition to the above he wrote “I Surrender All”  “I Wandered in the Shades of Night”  “The Heart That Was Broken for Me”  “Looking This Way”  “My Mother’s Prayer”  “Sweeping This Way.”

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