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Archive for August 7th, 2016

The Word

Job 1. 6 – 7

“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

“And the LORD said unto Satan, ‘Whence comest thou?’ Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, ‘From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.’ ”

> Job 1 & 2 are insightful about the devil. <

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Horrible quote

Leo X said,

“It would be terrible to believe in a future state.”

H A Taine, in his History of English Literature

> Leo X (real name Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici), head of the Roman Catholic system 1513-21 <

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“Don’t confuse me with the facts; my mind’s made up” is sad when said in politics. It is sadder when declared in education (yours and/or your descendants).  But it is saddest BY FAR when you state it about your eternal soul.

– eab, 8/7/16

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Have you ever

Have you ever been made to wonder

When you hear majestic thunder,

The size and the color

Of God’s celestial drum?

Or when you see the whirl

Of a humming bird (boy, girl?)

What exactly does a hummingbird hum?

What is the true color

Of a woodpecker’s collar,

As he rat-a-tat tats his way through wood?

Or why we systematically,

Dislike the bumble bee,

Forgetting his pollination is all good.

Is the bark that you see

On yonder stately tree,

Gray, grayish or an odd brown?

And after the new rain

Does Mr. tree seem vain

That his bark, now wet, is toned down?

When a native or foreign goose

Is running on the ground loose

He has such a waddle to his walk,

But when he bye-n-bye

Takes to his “native” sky

We stare, or really do we gawk ?

– eab, Aug. 2010

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Color a banana

As I peeled and sliced

my brown freckled banana this AM I chuckled with a remembrance.  When our Lincoln was in kindergarten his teacher, Mrs Kathy Bailey, asked the children to color a still-life.  As he colored the banana Lincoln asked for a brown crayon and placed little spots on it.  True, his Moma had bought many a dated-banana to help stretch my $50 a week salary but now the “family secret” was out. 🙂

- eab, 8/7/16

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