Archive for June, 2016

The Word

Mat 7. 30

“Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?”

 >> Anniversary Day Note: God has surely taken care of Martha and me. <<

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Wm Law quote

“…As great as the power of the world is, it is built on a blind obedience and

we need only to open our eyes, to get rid of its power. ”

– William Law, from his book A Serious Call to a devout and holy life (1728)

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Mile Markers

Though not born there, I consider Somerset, OH my home town. First from a century old, white, frame farm house and later from a brick veneer Dad was building, I attended Somerset school (10/1950-5/1957). Before you leave the village headed west on US 22 and then at intervals along this once heavily-traveled-road were stone Mile Markers letting you know where you were on your journey. Today Martha and I journey past another of life’s markers – our 55th wedding anniversary. Many couples due to death (or worse, divorce) never make the big “5” “0” let along numbers above it. We are blessed! I graduated from high school May 30th, we married June 30th, and we’ve never been sorry. My Martha is still my best earthly friend.

– eab

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It seems incredible – can it be?

We’re married 50 years, you and me?

Let’s check the calendar and see.

Math seems right, down to the “T.”

Once single she, once only he,

Now a long time, we’ve been “we.”

– eab, 6/30/11  (note date)

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Love Light?

Love Light?

You will love heaven – please, Friend live so God will allow you in.

Hate darkness? You will hate hell – please, Friend flee from satan, he’ll lead you down to darkness.

– eab, 6/26/16

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The Word

Mat 7. 25 – 26

“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”

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My parents never owned a TV. My wife’s parents never owned a TV. My wife and I have never owned one. This places us in a very small percentage of 21st century Americans. Does this mean I am free from the influencing tentacles of TV? I wish! No, I am subjected to America’s IDOLS on magazine covers at the grocer, subjected to TV’s gods/goddesses via radio advertising, and subjected to hollywood’s IMAGES on highway billboards. Modernity is a sad mixture of reality and MAKE-BELIEVE. And though TV (and like ilk) are primarily filled with pretend people and pretend plots their manipulating power is horribly real. As a fellow traveler to eternity I cannot urge you too carefully to do all you can to think on your own; to not buy into “their” UNREAL world. The Bible warns against IMAGERY. Our world is permeated with it.

– eab, 6/16/16

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God did not implant within the plant, what we call “free will”

He gave more choice to animals but no free will still

Nor does the Sea, or Stone, or Storm

Have a will about its form

Only in lowly man (young, middle or aged) was it norm.

Therefore He controls all above

Except His crowning creation man

Help us Lord submit our will

Now and always to your plan.

– eab,  6/25/13

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Martha & I were blessed

(mean that literally) with four children. Each of them found (or were found by) a mate and also blessed to have kiddos. Friday night we drove to greater Cincy and back (where it all started J) and attended Kimberly’s graduation party, our 8th grandchild to complete high school – she turned her tassel earlier at the CHEO Ceremony, Mt Vernon, OH. Thank you, Phillip & Heather, for a well planned layout with an interesting theme. Thank you Steve & Kelly, for allowing your “former college classmates” to use your beautifully landscaped, spacious lawn for the evening. And Thank You, heavenly Father for planning families, implanting parental/child love, and for arranging perfect weather for this under-the-tent/on-the-lawn special event.

– eab, 6/26/16 (Late in posting, worked some 11 hours yesterday on our “barn” project.)

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The Word

Proverbs 3. 21 – 22

“My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

“So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.”

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