Archive for November, 2015


Thanksgiving verse:

2Co 9.11

“Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness,

which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.”

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“To hold strong convictions

you must have a big spirit

or you become a narrow bigot.”

– S D Herron, (uncertain date/location)

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Unreal World

Some people via drugs/drink slip into an “unreal world.”

Others allow sports/entertainment to be their world

of non-productivity and of non-reality.

– eab, 12/5/14

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Tis a blessing to me and my kin,

To have food, tall pantry and bin,

Our store is thick, not lean nor thin,

For all this I praise you Lord,

Living, Giving, Loving Lord.


It’s good to have clothes and more,

In dresser and behind closet door,

And shoes and boots on scattered floor,

For abundance I thank you Lord,

Great, Gallant and Faithful Lord.


Of far more blessings (by miles not feet),

Is the mate you allowed me to meet,

And four little Bryans to make us complete,

Thou who lovest family, Creative Lord,

My thanks for being a Love-making Lord.


Most of all I’m so grateful to be,

Redeemed and passed through my own Red Sea,

Through “Jordan” you also have guided me,

Redeeming and Sanctifying Lord, my Lord,

You surely deserve all the praise I afford.

– eab,  11/24/99

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“Innocent Party”

Be mighty careful Friend, in assigning the title “innocent party” (to one side after a divorce).  Unless you were there in every time they disagreed.  Unless you heard ALL she said, ALL he said.  I understand one may have committed a sex act outside of marriage – do YOU understand that the other may have failed to keep the “home fires burning”?  And too often – hear it – too OFTEN we are related to the so-called “innocent party.”  The other side may have a story too.

– eab, 2/24/15

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Thanksgiving verse:

Jon 2.9

“But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of THANKSGIVING;

I will pay that that I have vowed.

Salvation is of the LORD.”

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“In this country we can get four inches

of ‘partly cloudy.’”

– Marion Harris, retired South Dakota rancher I pastored – referring to the weather, 12/28/95

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Truth is 100%

Truth is 100% – – – or it is nothing!

The higher percentage of truth a lie has mixed with it

the more dangerous it is.

– eab, 11/25/15

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Bronze man standing plum and tall,

To his back, a square, squat, squaw;

On her back, in his round rack

Sat a silent papoose – fat.

These three specimens, native race,

Came on that day face to face,

With Christian man and Christian grace.

– eab, 11/26/69

[1] I assigned my HSBC students (had class ON Thanksgiving Day that year) to write a Thanksgiving poem; this is what I wrote during the time they were writing.

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Musician’s “hell” – all discords and unharmonious

Doctor’s “hell” – all suffering and disease

Architect’s “hell”  – all incongruous and grotesque

Chef’s “hell” – all bad tastes or no tastes

Perfume maker’s “hell” – all sulfur and foul odors

Ecologist’s “hell” – all pollution upon pollutions

Educator’s “hell” – all ignorance and worse.

(These are given to make one think – – – the real Hell will be MUCH worse.)

– eab, 1970’s

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