Archive for November, 2014

And Isaac called Jacob, and

blessed him, and

charged him, and said unto him,

Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.  Gen 28.1

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For Nov. 28

Books – dogs have their place but

Books are really man’s best tangible “friends”

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We can’t physically live

up in the mountains all the time (parks, the wilds)

We CAN spiritually live

up in the mountains more, so much more than we do.  

– eab, Oct. 07

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What more could an angler wish?

Brother Peter “got paid” to fish.

He had a coin right out of the blue,

It paid Christ’s tax and Peter’s too.

The rest could be served in a dish.

– eab, 11/28/05

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John Bunyan was born 11/28/1628, Elston, England.  In 1650 he married a young woman, whose inheritance from her father was just two books; Arthur Dent‘s Plain Man’s Pathway to Heaven and Lewis Bayly‘s Practice of Piety, – these strongly influenced John toward Christ.  Four years later he began to preach and was later arrested for preaching without a license from the established church.  Later still he was imprisoned and remained in the Bedford Jail some 12 years.

Bunyan’s Godly pen produced Pilgrim’s Progress the 2nd most popular book for many decades.  He also wrote Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, The Life and Death of Mr. Badman, The Holy War and The Heavenly Footman.  Bunyan died 8/31/1688.

Bunyan Quotes:

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ”

“One leak will sink a ship and one sin will destroy a sinner.”

“What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it.”

“Though there is not always grace where there is the fear of hell, yet, to be sure, there is no grace where there is no fear of God.”

“He that lives in sin, and looks for happiness hereafter, is like him that soweth cockle and thinks to fill his barn with wheat or barley.”

“Prayer will make a man cease from sin or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer”


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The LORD is my light and my salvation;

whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the strength of my life;

of whom shall I be afraid?

Psa 27.1


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For Nov. 27

Autumn – apple cider, pumpkin pie, smell of burning leaves, crisp evenings/mornings


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Our Hope

Our hope for joy in the next life is to be forgiven.

Our hope for joy in this life is to Forgive.

– eab, 5/15/09

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Thursday always Thursday;

Have you ever wondered why

It’s the day long chosen for the bird and pumpkin pie?

Turkey always turkey;

Have you ever wondered why,

A native thundering aves

Stuffed from thigh to drumstick thigh?

Dressing always dressing;

Have you ever wondered why,

Dressing packed inside of him then inside you,

Eating till you sigh?

Eating always eating;

Have you ever wondered why?

Because eating with the family is a blessing

Before bye-bye.

– eab, Nov. ‘75

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Elton Menno Roth was born 11/27/1891 at Berne, IN.  He attended the Fort Wayne Bible School and later Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  He worked with traveling evangelist tours and was a music teacher at the Alliance Bible Colleges in St. Paul, Minnesota, and New York, the Bible Institute, Los Angeles, California; and Baptist Theological College & City College of Los Angeles. His Ecclesia Choir toured throughout America in 1931.  Elton Roth died 12/31/1951 at Glendale, CA.

Personal – a former roommate, Paul Zehr, was a distant cousin to Roth. 

He wrote over 100 hymns and a number of anthems but is remembered today as the author of “In My Heart There Rings a Melody” (1924).


I have a song that Jesus gave me

It was sent from heaven above;

There never was a sweeter melody

‘Tis a melody of love.

Chorus: In my heart there rings a melody

There rings a melody with heaven’s harmony;

In my heart there rings a melody

There rings a melody of love!

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