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Joh 15.7 +

Joh 15.7

“If ye abide in me & my words abide in you,

ye shall ask what ye will & it shall be done unto you.”

“The Lord is my light & my salvation; whom shall I fear? 

The Lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psa 27.1)

– motto of University of Oxford.

Do not judge a church by its numerical count (big attendance or small).

Do not judge a church by the autos in the parking lot (new & expensive or cheap).

And do not judge a church entirely by the pastor’s “degree” (high sounding or no degree).

Do they have a prayer mtg that is alive? Does it happen often? Is the pray mtg for “show” or are souls actually under a burden for the lost? A good gauge of a church is its sincere praying. – 8/13/22

“…Where the fear of God is not,

there can be no thirsting for grace or life.

– Martin Luther


Some men “sell” for more than they’re worth;

They’ve had money, land, or a name from birth.

Dad was known for this act or that great deed.

Dad went far, strewed many a cherished seed.

Son is sadly, simply living off dad’s “dollar.’

Son is neither Man of God, Pray-er, nor Scholar.

– eab,  August  2022

WOODSTOVE 3. “OK Bryan, but where would I get enough wood?” Open your eyes. Wood is there. Once you have a stove let neighbors know you’ll pull their dead limbs (which fall every Fall) away for them. Build a high “sawhorse” upon which to cut small branches. If you’re comfortable using an electric circular saw, do, if not, I highly recommend Corona Razor Tooth Saw:18” blade & Fiskars 32” geared loppers (used for yrs). Have a painter save 5 gal buckets, for carrying/storing sawn “sticks.” – 8/13/22

“…A perfect faith bringeth by-an-by a perfect contempt

& loathing of this present life.”

– Martin Luther

CRITTER ALERT. Just returned with our ’21 Forester (still under “bumper to bumper” warranty) after placing $452.07 on credit card. When a critter (squirrel/chipmunk) destroys a part of a car that is NOT under warranty! Be warned. My asking/searching suggests they don’t like some smells: mint, eucalyptus etc. I’ve lodged a few mothballs under my car’s hood. If you have better suggestions please post them.

– 8/15/22       

Rev 14.7

“Saying with a loud voice, Fear God & give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come:

& worship him that made heaven & earth & the sea & the fountains of waters.”

O my drifting friends (some old/older than me/many younger) Please, PLEASE stop flirting with the world. With some it’s dress. With some it’s entertainment. With some it’s lesser “bibles.” With some it’s sliding into rituals. BUT with all it’s a lack of serious (I fear) about DEATH. If you knew that 1 week from now your body would be at a funeral home you’d *hopefully drop all ways of the Worldly church – yes even that one that has the name that its Alive but it has no Fire. Come Back! – 8/15/22

“The Bible is the book that makes fools of the wise of this world;

it is understood only of plain & simple hearted.”

– Martin Luther

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