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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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What you “say” with your Life

 

 

far exceeds what you say

 

 

 with your Lips.  

– eab, 10/1011

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THE WILL

The will is free to choose.

 

The will is free to win or lose.

 

The will is free to wake or snooze.

 

What a gift – the free will.

 

  – eab, 10/13/10

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In the hour of trial, Jesus, plead for me,
Lest by base denial I depart from Thee.
When Thou seest me waver, with a look recall,
Nor for fear or favor suffer me to fall.

With forbidden pleasures would this vain world charm,
Or its sordid treasures spread to work me harm,
Bring to my remembrance sad Gethsemane,
Or, in darker semblance, cross-crownedCalvary.

Should Thy mercy send me sorrow, toil and woe,
Or should pain attend me on my path below,
Grant that I may never fail Thy hand to see;
Grant that I may ever cast my care on Thee.

When my last hour cometh, fraught with strife and pain,
When my dust returneth to the dust again,
On Thy truth relying, through that mortal strife,
Jesus, take me, dying, to eternal life.

Today is the day, 10/13/1834, that James Montgomery penned his “In the Hour of Trial.” James Montgomery born 11/4/1771, and passing away 4/30/1854, is the author of some eleven longer works and 400 hymns.  Some of his best known lines are “PRAYER IS THE SOUL’S SINCERE DESIRE” the opening line of one of his hymns.  Mont­gom­ery called it “the most at­tract­ive hymn I ev­er wrote.” 

His best know work is an American favorite, “Angels from the realms of glory.”

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