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Archive for November, 2014

Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD,

that take counsel, but not of me; and

that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit,

that they may add sin to sin:  Isa 30.1

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For Nov. 30

D.  Deer hunting – (& squirrel, antelope, moose, dall sheep)

enjoy seeing, if not connecting

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Why do you BELIEVE “A” “B” or “Z”?

Because the world accepts IT?

Because preachers preach IT?

OR because the Bible teaches IT?

– eab, 2/2/10

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Downward from heaven in uneven flow

Came tiny flecks of wandering snow

Spasmodic, they skipped as if in a tease,

For Heaven can do all things with ease.

– eab, Nov. ‘07

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ON THIS DATE

Ida Lilliard Reed was born 11/30/1865, near Ar­den, in Bar­bour Co., West Virginia.  She is said to have writ­ten some 2,000 hymns in her life­time.  In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her “sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic” by award­ing her a small “week­ly bo­nus.”  She July 8, 1951, at her home town of Ar­den.  She is primarily remembered today for her 1896 song “I Belong to the King.”

 

I belong to the King; I’m a child of His love,

I shall dwell in His palace so fair,

For He tells of its bliss in yon heaven above,

And His children in splendor shall share.

Refrain

I belong to the King; I’m a child of His love,

And he never forsaketh His own.

He will call me some day to His palace above;

I shall dwell by His glorified throne.

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Word

I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and

hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. 

Psa 30.1

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For Nov. 29

Cheese – yellow, warmed (by the sun) & homemade bread, Swiss, NY sharp, cottage C.

 

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When/if you stopped loving & started hating your mate

you did it WITHOUT God’s help.

With God’s help you CAN stop hating

& start loving again!  🙂

– eab, 12/31/11

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$4,000

We have a mountain in front of us *

Four thousand dollars high.

But thou dost own every fleck of gold,

Beneath the sunset sky.

 

We have a problem in front of us

Four thousand dollars long.

But every creature on the globe,

To You, it doth belong.

 

We have a mountain in front of us

Four thousand dollars wide.

But You have promised to guide us

And be ever at our side.      

– eab, 11/29/78  * God supplied this need for Christ Church, College & Academy

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ON THIS DATE

Clive Staples “C. S.” Lewis was born 11/29/1898 at Belfast, Ireland.  Few modern (a relative term J) thinkers (another relative term L) have impacted our day more.  Atheist turned Church of England, his fictional and non-fictional works lead toward Christian thought.  A university don, he was at Oxford (1924-54) and Cambridge (1954-63).  His Screwtape Letters are good (must think backward!) as are Miracles (1947) and Mere Christianity (1952).  His allegorical The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956) is considered a classic in children’s literature.  This theologian’s death (11/22/1963) was overshadowed by the murder of JFK that same day.

Lewis Quotes:

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.

“If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world”

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