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Archive for January 14th, 2015

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,

(and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)

full of grace and truth.

John 1.14

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“We are destined eternally to spend eternity

where our treasures are.”

– Daryl Hausman, 6/15/95

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A great marriage (5 yrs. OR 55 yrs. 🙂 ) includes two (2) spoiled people;

She is spoiling him, and He is spoiling her. 

– eab, 1/14/15

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If you feel at home in Egypt’s “clime,”

Happy to give it your energy and time,

Not minding its sin, yes, and slime;

Then you’re a poor, lost sinner, My Friend.

 

If you’re out of sin but wand’ring wild,

Out of sin, but very much a child 

Wanting religion – Please “keep it mild.”

Then you’re a carnal Christian, My Friend.

 

If you’ve approached Jordan at high tide,

Have, by faith, crossed its waters, floody, and wide

And know now the Spirit doth abide,

You’re a holy Believer, My Friend.

 

Is there more to this Egypt-toward-Canaan walk?

Yes, circle Jericho, circle without talk,

And by all means, avoid Achan’s balk.

There is growth in Canaan land, My Friend.

– eab, 1/14/07

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ON THIS DATE

Avis Marguerite Burgeson Christiansen died 1/14/1985 in her native Chicago.  She had a grandmother who loved poetry and with her encouragement Avis wrote her first poem at ten.  When on a Lord’s Day at Moody Church she heard Harry Loes sing a new song, she felt God reminded her of her talent and she responded, resulting in two songs.  She married (1917) Ernest C. Christiansen, who later became a vice president at Moody Bible Institute.   She had been born 10/11/1895.  Haldor Lillenas (a foremost Nazarene song writer) wrote the music and Avis wrote the words to:

“It is glory just to walk with Him whose blood has ransomed me;

It is rapture for my soul each day.

It is joy divine to feel Him near where’er my path may be.

Bless the Lord, it’s glory all the way!

Refrain

“It is glory just to walk with Him, It is glory just to walk with Him,

He will guide my steps aright Through the vale and o’er the height,

It is glory just to walk with Him.”

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