Archive for February 22nd, 2015

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and

fill the waters in the seas, and

let fowl multiply in the earth.

Gen 1.22

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“It’s an insult to the intelligence of young people to give them the impression

you have to cheapen the Gospel to make it understandable.

The medical schools do not simplify their phraseology to please this set.

The legal profession hasn’t changed its terminology…”

– Vance Havner, from his book On This Rock

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A pastor may have good qualities but

if he is not a serious, honest student of the Bible

he falls short of what his people need. 

– eab, 1/23/15

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Stand up and sing the blessings of the King

Oh, let your voices raise in ever swelling praise.

Stand up and shout what this is all about

The Lord’s triumphant through all His ways.

– eab, 2/22/2005

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Sarah Fuller Flower was born 2/22/1805, at Harlow, Essex, England, the younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Benjamin Flower, editor/owner of The Cambridge Intelligencer.  In 1834 she married William Brydges Adams, a well-known inventor & civil engineer.  She is said to have met William Wordsworth, Charles Dickens, & Leigh Hunt & to have corresponded with Robert Browning who reportedly admired her.


She contributed 13 hymns to a book published in 1841 among which is her famous “Nearer, my God, to Thee.”   There is a tradition/story that as the ill-famed Titanic sank, the ship’s band played “Nearer, my God, to Thee.”  If so, it perhaps helped more than one to repent.  If not true one could wish that it were. 😦   She died 8/14/1848 in London.

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,

Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.


Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee!



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