Archive for August 22nd, 2016

The Word

Job 1. 21 – 22

“And said, ‘Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.’

“In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”

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V O Agan quote

“The purpose of God is not to make you happy;

The purpose of God is to make you holy.”

– V O Agan, sermon IHC, Dayton, OH 4/21/92

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Why? Why?

We can see on social media Who you are, What you did; Where and When. What we can’t see is why. Ask God to search your heart. Why DID you do that? – eab, 12/26/14

** Little that I post is meant to entertain. The minister/teacher in me desires to instruct/encourage you to seek God and die a saint – at all costs. I hope to move you to thinking. Even if you get mad at me you’re still, more or less, thinking. The devil wants you laughing; he does not want you to think.**

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Time was when one, my life had flown,

(And her, Grandma, I’d hardly known).

Death had only one beyond life’s shore;

But alas, that time is no more.


Years tocked by before another,

(He was my only brother);

Left the living for the dead.

Seventeen years his tombstone said.


Two more of my grandparents died,

(Death had life again defied)

Before school days were through,

Grisly death was no longer “new.”


Uncles, Aunts kept slipping away,

(during college, and since that day)

Until death had taken them all;

Like the last leaf in the fall.


Now, only a few days go by,

(Death, you will someday die.)

Just a few days or weeks apart,

News comes, another did depart.


Now many I have known in life,

(Most in joy – OK, a few in strife.)

Have taken the flight up – or down,

To meet Heaven’s smile or Its frown.


What once was rare, an unknown thing,

(Death, you WILL loose your sting.)

Has become too well-known, of late.

Death, the caller at ever gate.


Death follows also on my trail.

(By “slow freight” or airline’s sail)

Sooner or later my friends will hear,

That death for me came near, too near.


And when that news shall quickly flow,

(You know how death’s tidings go)

God, in thy mercy, let my last flight be.

Upward, always to be with Thee.

– eab, Aug. ’99  (lost a new friend yesterday)

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It is an OLD trick of the devil

to tempt you to try something “new” – a new “church,” a new “wife” or new “husband.”

Only the Ancient of Days can make “all things new” – – – that includes a new YOU.

– eab, 12/6/14

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