Archive for June 15th, 2015


So, as much as in me is,

I am ready to preach the gospel

to you that are at Rome also.”

Rom 1.15


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“Holiness will peal paint, melt jewelry,

lengthen skirts, and grow hair.”

– J D Stafford, IHC message, 4/2/85

>> Good to be reminded of what was preached just 30 yrs. ago <<

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THE Classic

The greatest Book in Hebrew is the Old Testament. 

The greatest Book in Greek is the New Testament. 

These are graciously combined in the Classic King James Bible –

The greatest Book in English.

– eab,   6/6/15

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To be a simple soul, with simple taste,

To love frugality while hating waste,

To love a lot, but require a lot less.

Is to make a life that will always bless,

A timely space on life’s path of haste.


The simple soul does not bespeak,

A simple-minded blinded freak.

The simple mind is dead to decisions,

The simple soul is one of precisions,

Pursuing the best, in a picture that’s bleak.


The simple soul, whose demands are few,

Isn’t charmed by the magic words “modern” and “new.”

It’s the timeless values, centuries old and holding,

Bright and fresh, clear and never molding

That interest him and truly satisfy too.


The simple is convenient, complete, and free.

The simple is open for all looking to see.

The simple is permanent, that is, nearly so,

And the simple is now and always, for me.  

– eab,  6/15/75

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The famous Magna Charta (as now labeled) was signed, 6/15/1215, at Runnymede, by King John & the Barons of England. There was more to this signing than the average history book (or history teacher) has revealed.  There had been a struggle between the position commonly called “pope” (word means “father” – Christ knowing of course, that such would come, specifically instructed, “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven” Mat 23.9) & King John.

Lotario de’ Conti di Segni (a.k.a. “pope” Innocent III) angry with King John who had refused to do as di Segni “thought best,” flexed his supposed power, claimed England could not have mass, weddings, etc. (interdict) in 1208, “excommunicated” John in 1209, & backed Philip to invade England in 1212.  John made some concessions to di Segni which involved money.  This money to Rome is one of the things that brought the Barons to Runnymede.  Later di Segni had the nerve to try to annul the Magna Charta. 

Imperfect perhaps, & at times not used, the famed Magna Charta did long range good including an influence on America’s laws.

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