Archive for April 29th, 2015


“And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon

in all his glory

was not arrayed like one of these.”

Mat 6.29

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Catholics and atheists both have a problem

more argument will not fix.”

– Jeremy Fuller, April 2006

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“Show off”

When a woman wants to show off her body

she has a problem with her mind

OR her soul – maybe both.

– eab, 4/27/15

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Christ’s love is: Higher than all my frustrations,

Deeper than my lowest sin

Far to the right of my extremities,

Far to the left of my necessities.

His love is SO much bigger than my needs.   

– eab, Apr. ’76

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Stella Mae Morgan Scarbrough was born 4/29/1922 in TN to Walter (a Baptist preacher/evangelist) & Beulah Long Morgan.  “Moma Stel” is my mother-n-law.  (Scrap all the m-n-l jokes to me, I have a great one.) She married Carson Woodrow Scarbrough, November 1940 & they brought into this world Martha Mae Scarbrough, Woodie Carole Scarbrough Roush, RN, & Carson Lynn Scarbrough.

Martha & I are high school sweethearts, hence I met this lady many years ago.  The summer I was 16 my parents & I visited the Scarbroughs in Maryville. This was my first time in their home (though the Bryan’s stayed at the Joy Motel) so you can imagine I was a little nervous.  When Martha’s mother said, “Make yourself at home, if you ain’t at home you ought to be,” I didn’t know what to think for a few seconds. 🙂

When we married I struggled to know what to call my in-laws. My dad was born in ’04, my father-n-law not till ’18. My mom was born in ’07, my m-n-l not till ’22 – they seemed so young – do I call them “Woody & Stella?”  “Mr & Mrs?” “Bro & Sis?” “Dad & Mom?” (As I was marrying the oldest no ground was yet broken by an older on what to call them.) When I was their pastor (1974-1985) they were “Bro & Sis” in church – otherwise they’ve been “Daddy Woody” (he is deceased) & “Moma Stel” across several decades.  Happy BD “Moma Stel” – I love you!

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