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Rev 12.9a +

Rev 12.9a

“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil & Satan,

which deceiveth the whole world:


“Great possessions are generally accompanied with pride, idleness

& luxury & these are the greatest enemies to salvation.”

– Adam Clarke, /ChristianTheology/


Saints see this world is deceptive. The closer saints are to Christ the more they realize how widely spread is deception. Sinners, by sad contrast, are fooled. They hope by sinning more, to be happier, & so they go deeper into satan’s trap. Saints became saints because they got tired of the devil’s lies. Sinner will see his fakery, but only (I fear) after it is too late to change.

– 5/4/19


“How astonishing is God’s kindness! It is not the rich merely he calls on to be charitable…

the poor are called to relieve those who are poorer…”

– Adam Clarke, /ChristianTheology/


You look at a friend – or semi-friend – & say, “He’s different” (emphasizing either word). Have you looked in the mirror recently? You’re different also. “X” is just different, IN A DIFFERENT WAY. J

– 5/9/19



I had a mother I never knew

Her name was Eve. – – –

You had her too.

Was she a beauty?

I think she “was a ten.”

& Adam? The most handsome

Of all earth’s mighty men.

– eab, 5/11/19


“Wesley…did not insist on the Arminian doctrines as a condition of membership in his societies.”

– Able Stevens /Hist…Meth.vol I/


A Soliloquy.  “Effie? – Effie Morgan? – No! Not Effie! Effie Morgan did not die! She wouldn’t have gone without telling me ‘Good Bye.’ O, Effie. — O, Effie.” [Someday the nearest & dearest “bundled up” or completely unbundled, will slip over the hill & be gone.] “O, Effie, Effie.”

[A fictional reminder of death.] 5/9/19


Tit 2.5

“…Discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands that the word of God be not blasphemed.”


“It does not take a true Christian long to scent & detect the ‘wild gourd in the pot.’”

– George Straub


There is an old institution I’ve heard a lot about, have been near it, have even helped it advance, but have never belonged. It is one of the greatest institutions on earth & had Eve as its first member. It is the Institution of Motherhood. Mom (1907-2012) was an honored member of this institution. Thank you, Mom – God bless your memory. My m-n-l is still a member (1922-pres.) Thank you, Moma Stel. After being married a few weeks over 3 yrs my wife was inducted into this honorable institution & later was a member 3 more times. Our 2 daughter-n-laws became members of the Institution of Motherhood. Our 2 daughters also, in their own times became members. I’m so happy Martha could be a Mother & also glad that all four children could reproduce themselves. Long. Live. The. Institution. Of. Motherhood! – 5/11/19

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