Archive for October 4th, 2014

Casual dress (purposefully different) at a Worship Service is about “me,” not God.

“I’m so COOL I can dare to come into the presence of the ALMIGHTY as if going to a picnic.” 

– eab, 8/24/14

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You have no control over how you were made,

Not the size, not the shape, not the shade.

But within every man, his child, and his mate,

(I do not lie nor exaggerate.)

There lives an eternal, hopeful, soul,

Over which you have full control.  


Because God loved you and loves you still,

He’s shared God-likeness – the free will.

You and you alone can choose,

If heaven you gain or heaven you lose,

God made the way (it’s called the Cross),

Yet He allows you to be your own “boss.”


Your soul can be big, as big as you desire;

It can be cold or filled with holy fire.

Your soul can be all healthy and wise,

(It’s the real you – not your suit size)

Or your soul can be white, it can be black.

It can be pure or all “soul-purity” lack.


So, though you wish yourself tall or short,

Or wish that you had some different sort

Of body, in which this earth to roam,

Remember the soul’s shape is yours to form.

Make it big, brother, sister, and brightly pure.

You control your eternal destiny for sure. 

– eab, 10/4/2003

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Miles Coverdale published, 10/4/1535, his English version of the Bible which was later known as the Coverdale Bible. It was probably printed in Zurich, Switzerland.  He (then 47), printer and Lutheran preacher, was a good translator who also served on two other translation committees.  Miles (or Myles) Coverdale was born 1488.  He died in February – buried 2/19/1568.      

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