Archive for February 5th, 2016


Genesis 2.5

“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and

every herb of the field before it grew:

for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and

there was not a man to till the ground.”

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Robt Morris quote

“When asked, “so…you really expect that you will make an impression on the idolatry of the great Chinese empire?”

replied, “No sir, I expect God will.”

– Robert Morris, (exact source unknown)

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Some may lose their souls over disobedience on:

A few inches of hair, A few grams of gold, A few centimeters of fabric.

– eab, 12/98

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“Mountain Climbing”

I’ve climbed a few small mountains,

Have struggled up their trails.

Viewed the beauty of their summits,

And enjoyed their gorgeous vales.

Mount Calvary is the fairest,

Of all that I have known;

Christ died for me there,

And claims me for His own.

(stanza 1 of longer work)

– eab, Feb ‘73



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Dad’s Birthday, 112 yrs ago

Today was dad’s birthday, 2/5/1904, second & last son of Charles Edgar “Ed” Bryan & Bertha Powers Bryan. He grew up hunting, trapped, doing farm work, & ice skating in addition to school. He rode an “Interurban,” (train/streetcar on rails, from one berg to the next) & never lost his love for trains.

By the time I was born he was 39 & had had 3 broken legs. He never played ball with me, took me fishing or hunting but I learned to work by his side. When pushing a wheelbarrow as a kid it became a “truck” & I made mouth sounds, which to my childish ear, were rumbles of a Mack-in-motion. Once he said (regarding my sounds), “If you’re going to work, work if you’re going to play, play.” It didn’t anger me or hurt though honestly it was a mark against him being a “Perfect Dad.” But he was a good dad to me. We spent many hours together. Never once did I fear anything abusive, let alone endure it.

After his passing I found myself saying, “My dad used to say…” Loved you, Dad. Bless your memory

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