Archive for December 6th, 2014

And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me. 


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SON (6th card)

Clear, blue skies over school house roofs,

Literary names and geometric proofs,

The notes of teachers and the student’s goofs,

All and more to remember, from inspiring September.


Corn, brown, tall with tasseled bloom at top,

Apples, ruby red, cider, cream of that crop,

Hickory, butter, walnuts suspended to drop,

These blessings I remember, from joyous October.


Chilly, gray days, bare structured, gray trees,

Sketched by Jack, dewy light panes freeze,

Thank God for bounty, and eat all you please.

Happiness to remember, from great November.


The previous three months spell the word SON.

I’m so glad God had and gave us One.

And when gifts and visiting are all done,

Him I would remember, December till December.

– eab, 12/7/70

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The more we pray, the more we want to pray. 

The less we pray, the less we want to pray. 

Honestly friend, is your prayer life Growing or Shrinking?  

– – – It IS doing one or the other!

– eab, 12/6/14

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God made a billion personalities.

A billion?  No, billions multiplied.

God delights in a wide variety,

Uniqueness, superbly supplied.

– eab, 12/6/06

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Reportedly William Cowper wrote his “O for a closer walk with God” on 12/6/1769, during the illness of a close friend.  His father was the chaplain to George II, King of England, and he himself trained for law but did not practice it.  William was a man who suffered some from mental imbalance yet produced both “secular” material, The Task” for example, and sacred hymns being known mainly for “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood.”  His years were 1731 – 1800, and is reported to have died with such a bright face that he seemed to have seen Jesus in that critical hour.

He said about “O for a closer walk with God,” “I be­gan to com­pose them yes­ter­day morn­ing be­fore day­break, but I fell asleep at the end of the first two lines. When I awaked again, the third and fourth vers­es were whis­pered to my heart in a way I have of­ten ex­per­i­enced.”

O for a closer walk with God, A calm and heavenly frame,

A light to shine upon the road That leads me to the Lamb!

Where is the blessedness I knew, When first I saw the Lord?

Where is the soul refreshing view Of Jesus and His Word?

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