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Archive for August 1st, 2016

The Word

Job 1.1

“There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job;

and that man was perfect and upright,

and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.”

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Wm Penn quote

“He that lives to live forever,

never fears dying. “

– Wm Penn

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We have too many people who are willing (eager?) to think outside the Bible,

and not enough people who are willing to think outside the box.

– eab, 7/29/16

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LEAD ON

Lead on in time dear Lord

Lead to eternity

Lead with my dollars and my dime

Protect as I daily climb

Upwards to your holy clime

Lead on thru time, lead on to eternity

You are my Guide, I want no other

My Holy and most Elder Brother

Lead on dear Lord, O, please lead on.

– eab, 8/1/15

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Yesterday my wife and I traveled about 2 hours

to be with the present congregation, people who used to worship there, family, and many friends honoring the retirement of Ray Campbell (he and I graduated from college together) and his good wife Reva from 49 years pastoring the same church in Loveland, OH. It was a nicely planned service (10-12 AM) with a packed house and chairs in the aisle. The speaking from both leadership and long-time attendees was appreciated.

Do you know HOW Reva and Ray met? Being an admirer of old cars (you know, some of which were new when I was young J) the story caught my attention. Reva was driving a ’56 Ford with 3-4 other girls; and Ray and a friend were in a ’49 Olds. One of Reva’s friends dared her to bump the boys’ Olds ahead of them at a stop light. She inched her car up and barely touched their bumper. Naturally the boys got out to inspect the “flirtation” damage. They ended up following that same ’56 Ford as she delivered friends to their homes and then to her home where the guys were invited in. A few days later a “date” occurred and – – – they “lived happily ever-after.”

A policeman was there yesterday to honor Ray as a member of the community and heard about this historic “bumper-car” event before it was his turn to speak. The congregation loved it when he informed Reva that to hit another car with your car is an assault but he went on to say, “Unfortunately for Mr. Campbell the statute of limitation has run out.”

- eab,  8/1/16

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