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Word

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,

where moth and rust doth corrupt, and

where thieves break through and steal:”

Mat 6.19

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“…Repentance…the awakening of a soul

from the sleep of carnal security…”

– John Fletcher, from Works vol. III

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Bark – Bite

When the back of my hand came too close to a mature spruce tree the other day

I realized that “Its bark  IS  its bite.” 🙂 

– eab, 4/19/15

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If you have an eye for the tiny,

Substitutes abound.

If you’ll settle for less-than-the-best,

Second-rates are around.

If “good enough” will do for you,

If stuffed animals make up your zoo,

If church – you can’t wait till it’s through,

Your vows you need to renew.

False is “real” – it has a-hold on you!

– eab,  4/18/09

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ON THIS DATE  

Charles Darwin died 4/19/1882, at Down House (is this a prophetic-related name for the end of this wicked man?) London. He was born the 5th child (of 6) to wealthy D R Darwin, MD, in a village called Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.  Charles Robert got his middle name from his father Robert & his dad wished also that he would follow him into medicine.  When that seemed out of the question Robert wanted his son to be a minister. But Charles chose to study “nature” rather than to be associated with nature’s Great Creator.  

On 12/27/1832 Charles was on board the HMS Beagle (was this also a bit prophetic – he was ‘”going to the dogs” J) when it lauched on its 5 year round the world voyage.  His visit to the Galapagos Archipelago made the world aware of its existence & his collection of specimens gave him “evidence” for his distorted plan.  As is too often the case, we “find” that for which we were looking.

Some good people have put hope for his soul in a rumor of a death-bed conversion (I surely do not hope he is in the bad place) but the following quote is worth noting, Often a cold shudder has run through me, and I have asked myself whether I may have not devoted myself to a phantasy.”  – Charles Darwin, Life and Letters, 1887, Vol. 2, p. 229 (endnote as quoted on Animals that Defy Evolution Part III).  

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