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Mar 10.5-6

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.

“But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.”

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“There is only one thing greater than happiness in the world

and that is holiness…”

– Henry Drummond, The GREATEST THING in the WORLD

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Warning

Shadows warn of the passing of time.

God could have made the sun “blink on” and “blink off.”

He could have had us die without graying or balding – they are warnings.

– eab, 8/97

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SKY or EARTH?

 

Birds can look really awkward on the ground;

They look “mighty fine” in the sky.

   (Kind-of-makes you wish you could fly!)

At times Christians appear awkward on earth,

But they will look just fine “by-and-by.”

   (Look up saint – redemption draws nigh!)

– eab, 8/1/2006

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ON THIS DATE

Alfred Lord Tennyson was born 8/6/1809, Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, 4th (of 12) child of Anglican rector, George Tennyson and Elizabeth Fytche Tennyson. Already at 12 he was writing; produced a 6000 line epoch poem. He was primarily educated by his father until entering Trinity College, Cambridge (’27). Here he met Arthur Hallam who became a best friend, about whom he wrote his “In Memoriam, A. H. H.” and to whom he would have been a brother-n-law but for Hallam’s untimely death.

Tennyson in (In Memoriam) showed his belief in the Christian resurrection. He was once asked what Jesus meant to him and replied, “What the sun is to the flower, Jesus Christ is to my soul.” For other insights into his soul see his poems “Ring out the Old, Ring in the New” “Strong Son of God, Immortal Love” “Break, Break, Break” “Crossing the Bar.” He became Poet-Laureate of England and Ireland under Queen Victoria.  He married his childhood friend, Emily Sellwood (6/13/1850) in the village of Shiplake; their union was blessed with sons: Hallam and Lionel. He passed away at Has­le­mere, Sur­rey, 10/6/1892.

Tennyson Quote:  “More things are wrought by pray­er Than this world dreams of…”

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