Archive for February 5th, 2017

God is Real

Heb 12. 28 – 29

“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

“For our God is a consuming fire.”


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“You can go to a seminary and learn how to preach sermons,

but you will have to go to God to get messages.”

– Oswald J Smith, from his CONSUMING FIRE

>> Got to hear him speak in person at Bible Town, spring 68 <<

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Many souls are blind – permanent. Asleep – temporary. Or are non-thinkers (like animals: eat, reproduce, sleep). All can be fatal. Being blind seems worst but remember the blind often have developed other senses. The asleep person does not see and other senses are slow to respond. The unthinking more closely resemble the sleeper – all his senses are dull. Friend, do one of these “states” describe you spiritually? Jesus touched a number of blind folks AFTER they asked Him. Or are you asleep – and really do not WANT to be awakened? Or are you a “human-animal”? None of these make good Christian soldiers.

– eab, 2/5/17

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Final Gong


When the final gong of life’s been rung,

When your last song of life’s been sung,

Whether you’re old or still quite young,

You’ll be glad you minded the Lord.


When the doctor signs off on your closed case,

When they pull the sheet up over your face,

When siblings/friends know you’ve ended the race,

You’ll be glad you minded the Lord.

– eab, 2/5/14

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Some days ago a grandson, Noah Dickinson, turned 13.

A great-grandpa he never knew (his mother barely remembers) would turn 113, if alive today. Dad (Clyde D Bryan) was unique: about 5’5” with a “widening” part in his hair and legs of a Wyoming cowpoke. The most unique thing about my great dad was speech – he stuttered – except when he sang in church (“My father is omnipotent and that you can’t deny” was one he sang). Wish I had a list of his cars; think he owned a Graham (or Graham-Paige made 1927-1940) and a Pierce-Arrow (made 1901-1938).

Dad’s been gone an unbelievable 40 yrs. Loved him. “Happy BD, Dad.”

– eab

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