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2Co 12.9 +

2Co 12.9

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:

for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”

 

“…There is a blessed variety in the personal leadings of the Holy Ghost & if we follow…our testimonies no two will be alike, & no trite expression will mar the beauty of their originality or of their inspiration.”

– H A Baldwin, /Holiness…Human Element/

 

Returned last night from days in Ohio: first a granddaughter’s senior recital (May 30) & then helping Phillip & Heather move. Friday, May 31, I drove their older vehicle to Cincy, worked for hours & drove it back to Adams Co. Saturday, Jun 1, drove their old van pulling a trailer to Cincy, worked for hours & drove van to their home. As my car didn’t have enough gas, I drove older van to church & back on June 2. On Monday I was able to work only at their “new” house (sadly Phillip had to make a run), helping unload chicken coop, helping unload 2 other trailers, & do some straightening in shop. Yesterday I drove our car to Cincy, & my wife was able to rest at Hausman’s while Phillip & sons & I loaded boards, pipe, blocks, & misc. for a final trip for Adams Co. but the Bryans headed to our home this time. MOVING IS A JOB!!!

– 6/5/19

 

 “Nothing good can be said of carnality.

It is evil, only evil & always evil…”

– H A Baldwin, /Holiness…Human Element/

 

HORIZONS (an eab favorite)

Horizons we see but cannot meet,

Arrive where they were, they aren’t at your feet.

Horizons so far, so distant, so grand,

We never quite meet one, try as hard as we can,

Run ever so fast, climb ever so high,

Horizons tease onward, where mountain meets sky.

The horizon I speak of, of course is the one

Where geographic forms collide with the sun,

When the day star slips behind mineral and bark,

Its swift run, won, and leaves us in dark.

But another horizon exists and calls,

Where the laborious wave decidedly falls,

On the water-worn land of a battered old beach,

Where quartz and univalves mutually bleach.

The man who wanders there is pleased to have found,

An horizon he conquers; where sea meets the ground.

Where the Main laps or lunges at his feet in the sand,

And challenges ever the presence of land.

The horizon here found is attainable, close;

Not an illusion – a tangible coast.

A goal that is reached, a boundary that’s set;

This dry solid earth, this mysterious wet.

And man’s spirit here feels so light and so free,

At the very boundary, The boundary of earth and sea.

– eab, June 1976

 

“If you are trifling with one sin,

you have all the potentialities of the whole catalog.”

– S D Herron, sermon

 

Six years ago tonight my loving wife had her stroke – Life’s Road changed: a few more “rocks,” a slower pace; but we know it could’ve been much worse. The Lord had given sweet leadership across every move since college (not one change out of His will) but never did He more clearly show direction than on March 5th (Jer 4.6b “…Retire, stay not…”) 3 mo. to the day, before her stroke. We’ve spent a lot of time together & still love each other J. “God is Good,” greatest understatement in this world, is true & it’s true for us. Praise. His. Name.

– 6/5/19

 

1Th 4.3

“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification,

that ye should abstain from fornication”

 

“You cannot sin with immunity…For all eternity

you will live on with it in its destroying & killing effects.”

– S D Herron, sermon

 

The devil wants you to desire what you can’t have: wealth of the richest man in town, power of a local politician, or your neighbor’s pretty wife. He wants you to be unhappy, discontent, frustrated.

The Lord wants you to have seek & find all you CAN have: your sins forgiven, the carnal nature removed, & you growing in Christ. He wants you happy, content, & on your way to heaven. Which for you?

– 6/5/19

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