Archive for June 7th, 2015


“To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Rom 1.7



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C W Ruth Quote

“Faith will annihilate fret or

fret will annihilate faith.”

– C W Ruth, from his book Bible Readings

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“Little Children” are dressed by their parent – bigger kids rebel.

“Except ye be converted & become as little children” applies to dress also.

God’s “Little Children” appear in public exactly as Father wants them to appear.

– eab, 5/30/15

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Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.

Praise Him for blue clouds,

And a white patch, and green trees below.

Praise Him for black cows in pastures,

And woodlands so grand,

But praise God, most of all, because He can.

God can do anything, Oh anything.

His hands; they know how. 

He taught the birds to sing,

He showed the eagles how to wing,

He made the robin that struts,

And the animal in its “ruts.”

Oh, God can do anything.  

– eab,      Jun. ’77

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James Young Simpson was born 6/7/1811, at Bathgate, Scotland, the youngest of 7 sons David & Mary (Jervay) Simpson.  Mary was of direct Huguenot stock which fleed to Scotland after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. David was the village baker & James was apprenticed to him but with a scholarship & the help of an older brother he entered the University of Edinburgh at 14. He graduated from the University of Scotland and became a medical doctor. 


Simpson discovered of using chloroform (trying it on himself first) as an anesthetic (11/15/1847 being the first public demonstration). He also is said to have “made great improvements” in gynecological procedures.  He was appointed physician to the Queen (in Scotland) & introduced the village (or pavilion) hospitals in Scotland. 12/26/1839 married Jessie Grindlay (a 2nd cousin). Their union was blessed with 9 children. When he died (5/6/1870) some 1700 (colleagues in medicine & public figures) came to his funeral.  The family turned down burial in Westminster but a bust of him is there. 


James Simpson was a member of the Scottish Free Church. On an occasion he was with some scientists.  One asked Doctor Simpson what was his greatest discovery.  His answer, with little doubt was not what they expected but true nonetheless.  He replied, “That I was a sinner and Jesus died for me.”     

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