Archive for March 4th, 2016

The Word

Matthew 5. 3 – 4

“Blessed are the poor in spirit:

   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are they that mourn:

   for they shall be comforted.”

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“The literal interpretation of ‘enthusiasm’ is ‘God in a man.’”

– E I D Pepper, from the book The Double Cure

>> So a sports enthusiast is filled with his “god of sports” – eab <<

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The Majority were in Sodom, the Majority were not in the Ark,

the Majority opposed Jeremiah, the Majority were not in the Upper Room

– – – and you think the Majority will “elect” the best man? “Hello” ?!?

– eab, 3/4/16

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Seems some people are seeking to shun,

The awards their own age has won,

They try to dress like their daughter,

Vainly hoping to “be her sister,”

Or try to play like their “grown son.”


Age is an item which has no reverse,

You get “the part,” though you didn’t rehearse.

You can dab on a layer or two of paint,

Do exercises where you nearly faint,

No avail – birthdays get “worse and worse.”


God is sending us a reminder with age,

Let us LEARN to relish each passing stage.

You fool no one with paint, but you

(Relax – they’re getting older too! J)

Getting older one-day-at-a-time is “the rage.”

– eab, 3/4/09

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A.S.K. “Ask…seek…knock…” (Mat 7.7).

The Lord graciously allowed yours truly to pastor in South Dakota (1992-1996). One of my parishioners might ask me to visit ranch “X” or I’d hear of a tragedy at ranch “Y” etc. It was necessary to Ask, Ask the location: east, west, north or south of my town of Oelrichs.  Once I had a location I started out with my faithful ‘87 Toyota Camry.

Now I was Seeking – so many miles this direction, then turn and go so far another. Finally I pulled up the lane and parked by the ranch house. After “greeting” the dog I approached the door. Now, after Asking and Seeking it was time to Knock.

– eab

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