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Love is a coin with his side & her side. 

 

While it is spinning (warm with love) both sides are “up”

 

and you can’t tell one from then other. 

 

When it stops/lands either his side or her side is seen. 

 

 It needs to spin again                        

 

 – eab, 8/6/11 

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P  Putting ideas and/or ideals

O  Onto paper (or perhaps birch bark),

E  Enjoying image that each yields,

T  Teasingly visual, light from the dark,

R  Reading it afterward with some joy,

Y  Yet knowing that it’s no mere toy.

– eab,  9/14/11

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When my eyes behold the stars
This heart of mine is filled with wonder,
My poor mind cannot grasp their array
But the hand that spilled them there,
All across the wide heaven
Had a plan when He placed them that way.

Known only to Him
Are the great hidden secrets.
I’ll fear not the darkness when my flame shall dim.
I know not what the future holds,
But I know who holds the future.
It’s a secret known only to Him.

In this world of fear and doubt
On my knees I ask the question,
Why a lonely heavy cross I must bear?
Then He tells me in my prayer,
It’s because I am trust worthy,
He gives me strength far more than my share.

Stuart Hamblen was born this date 10/20/1908 in Kellyville, Texas to a father who was a Methodist minister.  Western song enthusiasts may remember Hamblen for his several cowboy songs: “Texas Plains,” “My Mary,” “Golden River,” “Walkin’ My Fortune,” and “Ridin’ Old Paint.” But more of us remember him for his greatest song classic “It Is No Secret” (It is said that the original manuscript of this is buried in the cornerstone of one of the Copyright Buildings of the Library of Congress in Washington,D.C., and which has been translated into over 50 languages.)

 

In 1949, he gave up radio and film and publicly announced he was devoting his life to Christ.  Some other Christian songs are “Teach Me, Lord, To Wait,” “Until Then,” “Open Up Your Heart (and Let the Sunshine In),” “How Big Is God,” “His Hands,” “Beyond the Sunset,” and the above song.

 

He was married to his wife, Suzy, for 55(+) years living with her on their horse ranch in Canyon Country,California.  Stuart Hamblen died onMarch 8, 1989.

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Before there was a sinner,

 

 

there was a Savior –

 

 

God is never unprepared.

 

– eab, 10/15/11

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How fitting was it that Frost penned

Of “snowy evening” at wood’s end.

Or that he loved New England’s cold.

And of its weather often told.

With snow, Frost was a lasting friend.

                – eab, 9/14/11

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No nation is better than its God.

Samuel Chadwick, The Call to Christian Perfection (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1943), 15.        

 

Christian teachers must translate their theology into the speech of the century.

Samuel Chadwick, The Call to Christian Perfection (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1943), 25.        

 

The only authorized test of love is obedience.

Samuel Chadwick, The Call to Christian Perfection (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1943), 41.        

Progress involves correction…

Samuel Chadwick, The Call to Christian Perfection (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1943), 45.        

 

In the spiritual realm every man chooses his own Father.

Samuel Chadwick, The Call to Christian Perfection (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1943), 54.        

 

Jesus Christ came to save sinners from sin, and He does what He came to do.              

Samuel Chadwick, The Call to Christian Perfection (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1943), 56. 

A mistake is a wrong act, in which the right was intended….Intention, not achievement is the divine test.

Samuel Chadwick, The Call to Christian Perfection (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1943), 58.        

 

Sin remains in the regenerate.  It does not reign, but it remains.

Samuel Chadwick, The Call to Christian Perfection (KC: Beacon Hill Press, 1943), 79.        

 

 

Samuel Chadwick died this date, 10/16/1932, wrote Humanity and God, The Way to Pentecost.  He was born 9/16/1860.

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Wise men

 

 

are wise enough to know

 

 

they NEED wisdom

– eab, 8/13/11

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