Archive for October, 2014


Thank you Lord, for who You are in the present,

Thank you for who You’ve been in the past,

Thank God for the coming of the future,

You will then be the everlasting Last!

– eab, 10/29/06

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George Abbot was born 10/29/1562.  He was the second of eight scholars at Oxford chosen by King James I to translate the famous Authorized Version (aka KJV).  He worked on the Gospels, Acts, and Revelation.  Later he was appointed Bishop of London, then Archbishop of Canterbury. 

As archbishop, he opposed the King on several occasions, including the Book of Sports (1618) by which King James promoted recreations on Sunday.  He was a Calvinist in theology and supported the simplicity of worship promoted by the Puritans.

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You will follow the Prophets

or you will follow the Profit$.


– eab, 8/03

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Is everyone going to heaven?

If not, how is God going to draw the line –

A Book He wrote?


– eab, 1992

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Religion in form

Will not stand life’s storm.

Religion in rite

Will not weather death’s night.

Religion by tradition

Will not handle eternal transition.

– eab, 10/28/08

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On 10/28/1949 Jim Elliot placed in his journal words which would become his most famous quote;

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

Philip James “Jim” Elliot was born October 8, 1927 in Portland,OR.  He with four other missionaries were martyred on January 8, 1956 in Operation Auca trying to reach for Chirst a native people in Ecuador.

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R  Right

I   Invitations in

E  Endearing

N  Non-relational

D  Development.  

– eab, 3/23/09

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There was a disciple of old

Who thought his heart hot, when cold;

A maid caused him to deny

Another received like reply.

It happened as Jesus foretold.

– eab, 10/26/07

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On 10/26/1779 John Newton wrote in a letter:

“The Lord is so rich that He easily can –

so good that He certainly will –

give His children more than He will ever take away.”


Newton (7/24/1725 – 12/21/1807) wrote the amazingly popular song “Amazing Grace.”

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Black tree, tall, beyond,

Leaves small, bright, blond,

Days short, hazy light,

Nights long, moon bright,

Past the summer brief,

Now autumn, quiet relief.  

– eab, Fall ’66

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