Archive for January 22nd, 2015


Then said they unto him [ John the Baptist ], Who art thou?

That we may give an answer to them that sent us.

What sayest thou of thyself?

John 1.22

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“Spirituality is not how far we are from the world, but how close we are to God.”

– Jim Plank, 2/3/2000

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The child is quick to say, “Mine.  Mine.”

The Child of God quickly says, “ThineThine.” 

– eab, 1/20/15

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Give me, I pray Thee, eyes fit for eternity,

Ears that hear, beyond the years,

And a heart that throbs near God.

Grant me hands that reach, across sin’s breach.

Feet that the wayward meet,

Helping to heaven, above sod.

– eab, Jan. ‘76

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Carrie Ellis Breck was born 1/22/1855 at Walden, VT.  Her family moved to NJ where she married Frank Breck; somewhere between 1910-1920 the new couple moved to Oregon.  There she was a devoted wife, a mother to five daughters and a poetess.  It’s said that she could not “carry a tune” but that did not hurt her ability in po­e­tic rhy­thm – 2000 poems flowed from her pen.  She wrote “Face to Face With Christ My Saviour” “All the World for Jesus” “Nailed to the Cross,” and “When Love Shines In.”  She died 3/27/1934.

“Face to face with Christ, my Savior, Face to face—what will it be,

When with rapture I behold Him, Jesus Christ who died for me?”


“Face to face I shall behold Him, Far beyond the starry sky;

Face to face in all His glory, I shall see Him by and by!”

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