Archive for January 3rd, 2017

Psa 12. 6 – 7

“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

“Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”

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“They tell us now that Isaac Watts did not speak the idiom of today.

Well, neither did Shakespeare but they’re still studying him.”

– Vance Havner, from his book ON THIS ROCK

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Never accept the roman catholic system. It has a number of false teachings. One of its most glaring is the claim Mary was a perpetual virgin. Matthew (13.55) & Mark (6.3) both record 4 brother’s names (both also mention “sisters”). Some catholic may say they were Joseph’s sons by a previous marriage or “cousins,” both un-provable by Scripture. However greater proof she wasn’t a virgin after Christ’s birth, is from Mat 1.25a “And knew her not till…” & Luk 2.7a “…she brought forth her firstborn son…”

– eab, 12/31/16

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When a line of verse comes tumbling

Over the falls of your mind,

(The first line’s always the hardest)

Then another line’s not far behind,

You’ll find yourself “a fumbling,”

To find paper and pen and ink,

To grab that, that line unique,

Before it keeps on tumbling

Down the river of your mind,

To be forever beyond reach –

Your mind may ne’er be able

Again to grasp this feeble “fable,”

Only once will it be so near the beach.

When you awake tomorrow,

You’ll find to your sad sorrow,

That the thought of last night

Has quickly flowed,

Past the bends of your fluid mind,

And the idea you saw quite “kind,”

Is now completely out of sight.

How works then the poet’s mind?

How does he verse seem to find,

Where prose writers mine them not?

Poets sometimes find them unsought

Ideas and how to say them,

Come in different ways;

To some men they seem to come,

As often in the night, as in the days,

As these lines have flowed,

Down the river of my mind,

And sought outward expression,

Of a weak, poetic kind.

– eab, 1/3/07         

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Weeks ago I posted “A picture is worth a thousand words”

#1 “It took words to say that…let that soak…”

And #2 “A picture is worth a thousand words” (See 11/17/16 for #1.)… Here (finally, 🙂 ) is

#3  Your tree can be the one you imagine (at that moment), or a tree from childhood, or one you saw when life was especially good, or on the worst day of life. Oh, the power of words! God knew this and used them.

– eab, 11/16/16

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