Archive for February 15th, 2015

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven

to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

Gen 1.15

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“When reproached they [the meek] hold their peace…

they will not go to law to defend their rights…

– Dietrich Boenhoffer, from Cost of Discipleship

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I have no power (mere mortal) to create life.

I have no right

(nor desire, as a NT Christian)

to take a life.

– eab, 9/17/11

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Mile stones used to stand near my home,

Numbered on a flat-faced side. [1]

They told travelers how far they had come,

Or, if close to the end of their ride,

And the mile stones never lied.


February marks my own miles,

Marks the years of life since birth,

Fantastic memories fill bulging files,

Mind pictures spectrum, from tears to mirth,

Thank God for my years on earth.

– eab, Feb. ’93

[1] Along US 22 between Somerset & Rushville, OH

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William Elmo Mercer was born 2/15/1932 at Pollock, Louisiana.  He eHewrote his first song, “A Glimpse Of Jesus” at 14 which was later published by John T. Benson Publishing Company of Nashville, TN.  At 19 he wrote “Each Step I Take” which was recorded by 100s among whom was George Beverly Shea. Many years later in crusades in South Korea he discovered it was favorite there.  He played the piano at Park Avenue Baptist Church (Nashville) over 38 years, he and wife, Marcia, traveled in music evangelism visiting all 50 states across some 30 years.  Elmo wrote over 1,600 songs.  

Each step I take my Savior goes before me And with His loving hand He leads the way

And with each breath I whisper I adore Thee Oh what joy to walk with Him each day

Each step I take I know that He will guide me To higher ground He ever leads me on

Until some day the last step will be taken Each step I take just leads me closer home

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