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Archive for November 24th, 2020

Psa 1.6 +

Psa 1.6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous:

but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”

“The kids cannot explain but

they cannot deny [God’s presence].”
Chad Snider

Souls who died as Martyrs for Jesus may (IMO) not in heaven, even remember their death. But my mind tells me there are 1000s in hell who remember dying for lesser causes. Friends, when we carelessly memorialize people at funerals, we give our youth the idea that such died for a worthy reason when, if they could speak from hell, they’d fiercely reprimand us. Please stop saying how great So-n-So was to have died for this or that. Don’t disrespect them, but neither encourage our youth to mimic them. – 11/24/20   

“Where is the far country?

Anywhere you go without God.”
Wayne States

Fields 1. I’m a country boy grown old. To see corn “knee-high by the 4th of July” (old saying) is a delight. To smell newly mown hay, see it neatly raked into rows, & then see a baler work its way across an alfalfa field is enjoyable. Didn’t grow up with soybeans (central Ohio, 50’s) but I’ve learned to take pleasure in observing beans change from green, to yellowish green, to brown, to that certain shade of grayish/brown when its about time to combine. And, wheat – oh, the joy seeing the waves of it flowing in a breeze. -11/24/20

LORD OF THANKSGIVING

Tis a blessing to me and my kin,

To have food, tall pantry and bin,

Our store is thick, not lean nor thin,

For all this I praise you Lord,

Living, Giving, Loving Lord.

It’s good to have clothes and more,

In dresser and behind closet door,

And shoes and boots on scattered floor,

For abundance I thank you Lord,

Great, Gallant and Faithful Lord.

Of far more blessings (by miles, not feet),

Is the mate you allowed me to meet,

And four little Bryans to make us complete,

Thou who lovest family, Creative Lord,

My thanks for being a Love-making Lord.

Most of all I’m so grateful to be,

Redeemed and passed through my own Red Sea,

Through “Jordan” you also have guided me,

Redeeming and Sanctifying Lord, my Lord,

You surely deserve all the praise I afford.

– eab,  11/24/99

Fields 2. (Did not start out to write Fields 1.)  Now, except for some corn still standing, many fields are bare. As an old country lad I find these empty fields almost, if not in fact, sad. The rolling hills & shallow valleys where laid open. They gave the farmer their best minerals. And they produced another crop. Now they are left naked & will be so (except for winter wheat) for months. They are out there alone & lonely. But Gen 8.22 is still true “While the earth remaineth seedtime & harvest…shall not cease.” – 11/24/20

Never…allow yourselves to despise

those who do not follow your rules of life.
– Wm Law

Rev 10.6

“And sware by him that liveth for ever & ever, who created heaven…earth…the sea

& the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:”

Some have worried about what “God did” before Adam & Eve, if earth is just 6000 yrs old. (If such a “question” bothers you, it wouldn’t help if earth were 6 billion yrs old – it just “kicks the can” farther down the road.) The wonderful, mysterious Final Book tells of a time when “…there should be time no longer”(Rev 10.6). “Time” may be just for man in his probationary period. Maybe it did not exist before Genesis & will not exist (as we know it) after Revelation closes. Think about it. – 11/24/20

“Everywhere,

as long as it is forward.”

– David Livingstone

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