Archive for December 8th, 2017

My Father formed it all,

From the meadows,

Where the deer, restful graze,

To the highest mountain

Lit by morning’s first blaze.

He formed the rivers that wander

From the peaks to the sea,

And praise God, Oh thank God, He formed me.


My Father formed it all,

From the first crystal

Snowflake that fell.

To the last, dewy drop

That descended in the dell.

He formed the fog and the clouds

In their fleecy finery,

And praise God, Oh thank God, He formed me.


My Father formed it all,

From the eagle that

Cavorts in the sky.

To the tiniest insect

That’s seen to fly by.

He formed the whole creation

From the whale to the flea

And praise God, Oh thank God, He formed me.

– eab, Dec. 1976



Praise the Lord. My wife & I returned safely Wed. afternoon (before dark) to “Bryan bungalow.” Someone else was to come & take Moma Stel (m-i-l) back to TN. Do to circumstances, we had to return her. It’s time for our ‘09 Subaru to get another timing-belt, so the journey had an unusual amount of prayer. (I didn’t visit the Smokies – as I am wont to do – because of the needed maintenance; repairs are scheduled for next week.) I am very grateful for the uneventful trip. Thank You, Jesus!

– eab, 12/8/17




What color is gray? Its the color of today;

Gray bark, gray mist, gray deer the hunter missed.

Gray is also the sign of the wise,

Though nature uses it for disguise.

– eab, Dec. 1977



Does your talk, appearance, walk, & attitude, draw attention to Your “bright” mind, Your “spiritual” attainments, Your “outstanding” talents or does your talk etc. draw attention to the Christ? Don’t think this a petty question. Everyman, everywoman on the face of the earth either has the Lord or himself at the center of his life. O God, help us all!

– eab, 12/8/17


“He’s the final destination of my soul.”

– Darwin Edwards, speaking of Christ (uncertain date)


The devil is very experienced at tempting youth (been at it since Cain). He “shows” youth how silly his parents are for doing “A” or “B.” The youth thinks he’s smarter & follows satan’s “logical” suggestions. After years he matures. Now at least some (if not all) of a parent’s views make sense. But – – – by now the easy road is a sad habit. Or he/she has married someone with no interest in being separate from the world. Plus, it’d be embarrassing to change & admit he’s been wrong for X yrs. He is caught in satan’s trap.

– eab, 12/8/17



Mat 6. 21

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

The proverbial ½ glass test supposedly separates the pessimists from the optimists. If you tend toward pessimism – allow some observations. 1.) You do HAVE a glass (some people do not). 2.) If you like what is in the glass, you have HALF of it left to enjoy. 3.) If you do not like what’s in the glass, it’s half gone already – rejoice!

– eab, 12/8/17


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