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Archive for August 10th, 2015

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Mar 10.7-9

“For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;

“And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

“What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

>> Please, Friend, accept the plain, literal Truth. <<

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Edwards Quote

“Nothing puts a man so far from the devil’s reach

as humility.”

– Jonathan Edwards, (uncertain which writing)

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There may be souls in heaven who received help from a worldly missionary or worldly pastor.

That missionary or pastor may not be in heaven 😦 –

the souls under their ministry, by happy contrast, was walking in ALL their Light. 🙂

– eab 8/7/15

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TRUE BELIEF

 

True belief for all who tread this sod,

Whether in creation, salvation, or in God,

Whether in yon pagan or in you or me

Is accepting, as fact, what we cannot see.

– eab, 8/10/05

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ON THIS DATE

Joseph Medlicott Scriven died 8/10/1886, near Port Hope, On­tar­io, Canada. He was born to James Scriven and Jane Medlicott, 9/10/1819, at Sea­pat­rick, Coun­ty Down, Ire­land. He was a grad­u­at­e of Trin­i­ty Coll­ege in Dublin in ‘42. Sometime in ’45 he was to be married but sadly, his fi­an­cée drowned the night be­fore their wedding. In ’46 he arrived in Can­a­da, a new land, for a new beginning.

In Ontario he taught in Wood­stock, Brant­ford and became a tu­tor for the Pen­gel­ly fam­i­ly near Bewd­ley. Here he met and be­came en­gaged to Eliza Roche, a niece of the Pen­gel­lys. In what seems too amaz­ing to be co­in­ci­dence, Eliza died short­ly before that wed­ding. Being twice denied to husband a wife, he poor as he was, began to “husband” the poor in his Canadian community: caring for a widow’s cow (and the milk customers), cutting wood for the people who could not afford to pay him, etc. – a true servant heart.

Today, Scriven is remembered for his soulful poem, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (1855). It was reportedly sent to his aging mother back in Ireland. Though he was clearly a man who knew much grieve he was thankfully aware that the Greatest Friend a person can have is Jesus Christ.

What a friend we have in Jesus,   All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry   Everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit,   O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry   Everything to God in prayer.

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