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Archive for May 9th, 2016

The Word

Proverbs 1. 8 – 9

“My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

“For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.”

> > an OT approved “necklace” – invisible to man, very visible to God <<

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“Faith is to the soul

what your breath is to the body.”

– C W Ruth, from his book, Bible Readings

 

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Fight? Pray?

The carnal man wants to fight; it’s the thing he knows how to do. The saint, in similar circumstances, resorts to prayer; that’s what he’s comfortable doing. (“…if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight…” Joh 18.36)

– eab, 5/7/16

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HEIRLOOM LACE

HEIRLOOM LACE [1]

Today a cap for baby’s head,

So neatly stitched and done with grace,

A part of his dedication,

Or to protect her small, round face.

Mom soon will pack the cap away,

With other things in baby’s case.

It will grow old and gather charm,

Ignored by life’s swiftly run race.

Tomorrow the girl will carry

Up the church aisle’s long, even pace,

Along with blue, borrowed, and new,

This old hanky with memory’s lace.

If a boy, his bride may use it,

In old tradition’s rightful place.

She may carry then, this hanky,

Full of his life, and heirloom lace.      

-eab, 5/88

[1] Written for my wife after she’d seen one like it but could not find what someone else (unknown to me) had written.

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Titles

There are men with titles which are empty

 

people know these guys are “figure-heads.” By awesome contrast, every title God has (they are many) He deserves and lovingly fulfills. He is all His Titles suggest and so much more. Allow me to mention just three now. He is Creator – – – making everything from nothing. He is Counselor – – – the wisest adviser in – all – the – world   And He is Comforter – – – in a century and society torn and troubled.

His Titles are meaningful – in the absolute!

– eab, 5/3/16

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