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Archive for November 24th, 2014

BE  NOT  THOU  ENVIOUS  AGAINST  EVIL  MEN  NEITHER  DESIRE  TO  BE  WITH  THEM.

(In person or “on the screen” – eab) Pro 24.1

 

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For Nov. 24

X.  Xtra – (I know, I “cheated”) an xtra day of vacation, an xtra helping of mashed potatoes, etc.

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In Christ you can “Have your cake and eat it too”

i.e. you can have heaven to go to and have heavenly presence now

– eab, 11/24/14

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Thank you God for ten fingers and my running toes,

Thank you for my two big ears and my runny nose.

Thank you for the hair on my head,

And for sentences my eyes have read,

Thanks for the words my tongue just said,

And thank You for my tummy–well fed.

 

Thank you for the good Mother of mine,

Who does my cloths and supper so fine.

Thank You God for my grand ole dad

Though at times he makes me sad

Spanking (he thinks I’m been bad!)

All other hours he makes me glad.

 

Thank You God for your Holy Bible,

Because by it our family is able,

To read the promises that are very old,

To hear the story of David so bold,

Be warned to be either hot or cold,

And read of parables which are ten-fold.

 

And Lord, I’d really be remiss,

(Image my grandchild saying this.)

If I forgot to thank You for

Gram and Gramp (wish they lived next door).

Thanks for cousins, aunts, uncles and more

Thanks for blessings, blessings galore.                          

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ! ! !  

-eab, Nov. 2000

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ON THIS DATE

John Knox died 11/24/1572, Edinburgh.  He converted to Christ under George Wishart, preached in England until Catholic Queen Mary gained the throne, thne fled to the Continent.  In 1553 he met John Calvin in Geneva, where he thoroughly studied the Presbyterian and Calvinist doctrines.  Knox returned to Scotland in 1559 and boldly preached the doctrines of the Reformation.  The following year Presbyterianism was established as the national religion.  Knox’s most notable writing is History of the Reformation of Religion within the Realm of Scotland, (born ca. 1514)                         

Personal: My first memory of hearing about Knox was when H Robb French quoted Knox praying, “Give me Scotland or I die.”

Knox quotes

You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.

No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds.  Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.”

A man with God is always in the majority.

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