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Joh 8.31 +

Joh 8.31

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him,

If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;”

 

“We’ll never reach the world except with the message of holiness…”
– Glenn Griffith, /I Sought for a Man/

 

Would you have liked to have been one of Christ’s disciples? You could’ve been around a fire or on a boat with Him & had 1/12th of His attention. But Christ was not always with the disciples or not always with the 12. Alas, you didn’t live back then – So…..feel sorry for yourself? Not at all. You can be His modern day disciple & have – ready for this – have a One-on-one relationship with Him. Wonderful!

– eab, 12/5/18

 

“In the spiritual realm…you can find many who have left Sodom

but God could never get Sodom out of them.”

– Glenn Griffith, /I Sought for a Man/

 

Guide, Oh Lord

To be guided, Oh, Lord

By Your gallant hand

Guided in thoughts and speech

To know You and know Your strength

To be with You at length

When each holds fellowship with each

You alone are worthy all praise

You deserve every hymn that’s ever sung

And deserve every shout we raise

Thank You Lord, for being Yourself

Distant, beyond the scope of man’s glass

And yet as close as one’s inner soul

As the breath which near it may pass

Increase my vision Lord to see

A little more, daily, of God

May I see You in the ordinary

May I clasp You more in the “odd.”

You are there, You are here,

In the common chores of domain

Oh, may I see and cry to see,

And not live life in a sad refrain. Amen.

– eab, Dec. 2007

 

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully

 as when they do it from religious conviction.”

– Blaise Pascal, /Pensees/

 

Eph 5.19

“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,

singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord:”

 

If your church still sings Watts, Wesley, & “what’s-his-name” (traditional, holy hymns) count your many blessings. Pull a hymnal out of the rack & sing every word, every verse – with gusto. Think about those purposely chosen terms. Many hymns were penned by poets (not music guys who “want-to-be” a song writer) in the crucible of life. Tears were flowing (or had been shed) about that deep trial. Many were penned by men busy with preaching, teaching, or other full-time occupations. Enjoy this legacy.

– eab, 12/5/18

 

“…True fear comes from faith;

false fear comes from doubt…”

– Blaise Pascal, /Pensees/

 

We had a nice “visit” from a granddaughter (youngest child’s oldest girl). You’ve heard of a “working vacation”? Well, Kimberly had a short, working stay with us Fri PM & Sat. AM. She & Gram took down, cleaned, & replaced the paraphernalia which decorates the top of Gram’s kitchen cabinets (37 items on N. end + west & east). They also cleaned off antique hutch & before she left got part of it put back. You were a great blessing Kimberly. Gram & I thank you immensely. Come back 😉

– eab, 12/5/18

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