Archive for October 31st, 2014


When a girl decides she might not want to marry “Jake” (choose any name) she may flirt a little, be a little careless with her dress or hair – “It’s just Jake who’s coming.”

When an individual or church begins having questions about Christ there will be flirtatious actions with the world.

– eab, 10/17/14

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Life is like the milkweed pod:

Head in the air, roots in the sod,

Tender in youth, stiffer with age,

Little in green, older in beige.

Seeds are like years, sprinkled to the wind,

The start, known, unknown, the fluffy end.

Life is like the milkweed pod. 

– eab, Oct. ‘82

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10/31/1517 Luther nailed 95 Theses to Wittenberg castle church door.  He was not the beginning nor end of the Reformation but the Key Man!  It is no accident that Halloween has been pushed to keep us from remembering Luther’s heroic act. 

Luther gave the Germans the Bible in their native tongue (similar to the KJV) and wrote “A Might Fortress Is Our God.”

This hymn was sung at the funeral of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, National Cathedral, Washington, DC, March 1969.

Part of it reads:

“And though this world, with devils filled,

Should threaten to undo us;

We will not fear for God hath willed

His truth to triumph through us.”

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