Archive for February 4th, 2017

Hell is real

Luk 16. 24

“And he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’”

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“The truest end of life

is to know that life never ends.”

– William Penn, from his MAXIMS

>> Truly one of America’s greatest leaders.<<

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Dad used to say

Tomorrow would have been Dad’s BD. After his demise I found myself saying “Dad used to say.” He’d said, “One boy’s a boy, two boys half a boy, and three boys no boy at all. (last verbs understood).” “A miss is as good as a mile.” “You’ll never see it on a galloping horse.” “We went to different schools, together.” And “It’s nice to be among friends, even if they’re not your own.” We are happy to own a “cedar chest” Dad made in high school (Rutland, OH, grad. 1923). He lived to be the last of his family of four. (On that note, Mom lived to be the last of her family of nine, and yours truly is the last of his family of six.)

– eab, 2/4/17

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A man wishes to be organized

When he sees how time flies,

And wished that he, could three men be,

And stretch the day to a week;

Till he begins to realize,

(What he already knows)

He’s only strong, when he is weak;

As he tarries, he goes.

– eab, Feb. ’72     

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The Bible has “entertain” once (Heb 13.2)

referring to hospitality (perhaps giving food/drink/bed). “Entertainment” is not in the Bible. Yet entertainment is rampant; some seem to “live” for it. Entertainment takes time that could be used wisely for sleep (some are running on too little), for learning (including God’s Word), and for work (making articles that truly matter). Should Christians go to, or pay for entertainment? As a minister/teacher I urge utmost caution. Let nothing so grip you that you HAVE to see or HAVE to hear it. Avoid clicks where talk centers on entertainment.

God honors labor – I see no place He honors play.

– eab, 1/28/17

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