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Katharina von Bora escaped a monastery  4/4/1523 (also that year on “Easter” eve).  She is thought to have been born at Lippendorf (another town’s also been guessed) on 1/29/1499.  Her parents are thought to have been land owners but there seems less certainty about their names.  She was sent to a Benedictine cloister in 1504 & later her name appears on a provision list at a Cistercian monastery (of all places).

Leonhard Koppe, a merchant & city councilman of Torgua, regularly delivered supplies to this monastery. For him to deliver six barrels of pickled herring the day before “Resurrection Morning” was not unusual.  What WAS unusual was when his wagon (covered) pulled away he had a “six-pack of nuns” in those barrels (some say 12 nuns – number may be correct; I heard 6 years ago).  They came to Wittenberg & Luther, who had helped them escape, found places for them all – all except Katharina 🙂

One tradition has it she mentioned to Luther that he’d encouraged former monks to marry but he hadn’t. (Was this somewhere near a proposal? :))  Another source said she let it be known she would not marry unless it was Martin (or another she named).  Luther decided “his marriage would please his father, rile the pope, cause the angels to laugh, and the devils to weep.”  He married “Katie” (26) 6/13/1525.  They had a loving marriage (6 children) & she helped show other former nuns/monks how to have happy homes.

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When he thougth about Father,

he thought about heaven!”

– Albert Barr, 6/16/1991

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The Christians are right:

it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery

in every nation and

every family since the world began.”

– C S Lewis, Mere Christianity

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There’s Inconsistency among Christians about forced death. If a friend is pro Abortion you’re tempted to be less friendly. If a friend is PRO WAR you think nothing about it. Why? Both are killings! Both the baby & soldier were forced from earth pre-maturely. The baby goes safely to heaven.  Soldiers are not generally saints (on whichever side) & death plunges many soldiers to hell. Heaven is being populated by ABORTIONS. Hell is being populated by WAR.

Christians, we should oppose both abortion-on-demand A-N-D war

– eab, 9/5/14

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Duncan Campbell died 3/28/1972. He was born 1898 in the Scottish Highlands, 5th of 10 children of a stonemason & wife, genuine Christians. As a youth playing his pipes at a dance he left under Holy Ghost conviction. He quickly associated himself with Faith Mission (1913). Later he trained with & worked for them in the Highlands & Islands among his native Gaelic speakers. In ’25 he married Shona Gray.

He served with the United Free Church but disagreed with their union to the Church of Scotland & resigned. He served a church at Balintore & at Falkirk. 1949 saw him returning to Faith Mission & ministering again at Skye. In God’s timing he went to the Island of Lewis (Outer Hebrides) where two sisters in their 80’s had prayed for revival & their vision was caught by pastor & deacons who prayed in a barn for months.

Though he later headed-up The Training School for Faith Mission Campbell is remembered today for how God was able to use him in the Hebrides. He was a strong advocate of the second work of the Holy Spirit following being clearly converted.  He did not pull toward an altar but used a separate room for seekers.  After unreliable reports of events on Lewis, he published, The Lewis Awakening, an official account.

In his later years he traveled sharing the wonderful news of God’s moving.  Those travels included the US.  In the fall of ’71 Larry Grile & I took my 68 VW to an Ohio River town  & heard him speak. I strongly encourage reading: When the Mountains Flowed Down – Duncan Campbell  www.revival-library.org/catalogues/20thcentury/campbell.html  learning more about a man of prayer & modern revival.

Campbell Quotes: “Revival is a community saturated with God.”

“75% were gloriously saved before they came near a meeting…the power of God was moving.”

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Here” is the place for toys great, medium, or small,

“Here” is the arena for games of chance or of ball,

“Here” is the land for buildings spacious and tall,

‘Here” is where all the above stay.


There is, Thank God, beyond the blue clear,

Where the folly of all we’ve held so dear,

Will fully, honestly, in cheapness appear,

And live there is one grand, glorious Day.


There is a place where streets are made of gold,

A land where bodies and souls are never sold,    

The hope of the holy and at the same time bold,

The road to such serenity is called the Narrow Way.


Release your hold on fleeting toys of this short life,

Give in to God.  Give help to men.  Stop selfish strife.

Take your children, your siblings, your noble wife.

“You must be born again” and friend you also may!

– eab, 3/25/08

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“TV doesn’t go with holiness.

TV started with the devil and its still of the devil.”

– Lester Roloff

>> Doubt this? Do a serious search behind the founders of Hollywood. <<

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William Jennings Bryan was born 3/19/1860, Salem, IL, to Silas Lillard & Mariah Elizabeth (Jennings) Bryan. Silas was a Scotch-Irish, Jacksonian Democrat serving the state senate & later as state circuit judge.  WJB was home schooled to age ten using the Bible & McGuffey Readers, then attended Whipple Academy, & Illinois College (valedictorian) & Union Law College, later part of Northwestern Univ. (Chicago).  Though he attended both a Methodist & a Baptist church in his youth he became a Presbyterian.    

While he prepared for his bar exam he taught high school. In this era he married Mary Elizabeth Baird (10/1/1884), who also became a lawyer (they had two children).  They soon moved to Lincoln, NE where Bryan began his life in politics being elected to the Fifty-second & Fifty-third Congresses (3/4/1891 & 3/3/1895).  He is said to have “electrified” the Democratic Convention (1896) with his speech “Cross of Gold” & was selected as their presidential nominee.  He also ran (unsuccessfully) in 1900 & 1908.

He was Secretary of State under Wilson serving 3/4/1913 – 6/9/1915.  Bryan true to his convictions resigned, disagreeing with Wilson going to war with Germany. Bryan’s defense of the Bible (Scope’s Monkey Trial) was not a show – he believed the Great Book.  Bryan College (Dayton, TN, site of the trial) was erected in his memory. NOTE: Don’t believe all you read about Bryan – his opposition to evolution was/is not popular & makes him a target for pseudo scientists (1Ti 6.20) as they worship “science.” 

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Now Jephthah was judge in his land;

He vowed what sounded quite grand.

Be careful, big mouth, what you vow

(Did he think it’d be a cow?)

His daughter fulfilled his demand.

– eab,      3/17/05   (Jud 11.31)

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Patrick was not his name – one source says it was Maewyn Succat – he chose Patricus “Patrick” later

March 17 – some might say it was a BD, some his death day, some the day he was enslaved

Year he was born – guessed between 385 – 415. Year he died – guessed between 465 – 493  (hint – if we don’t know his perimeter years, we may not KNOW “March 17”)

He was not Irish (returned to Ireland as a missionary after his enslavement) – he was from England

Leprechauns – if “Patrick” was as good a man as some think, he would have opposed the myth

Shamrock – he may or may not have thus illustrated the Trinity – as a Christian he believed in the Trinity

A source says his father & mother were Calpurnius & Conchessa & that a grandfather was a pastor

Roman Catholic – hardly. Many place the beginning of the RC around 600 – he is 100(+) yrs early

Thomas Cahill in How The Irish Saved Civilization says “Patrick’s gift to the Irish was his Christianity…a Christianity without the sociopolitical baggage of the Greco-Roman world…”

Patrick’s Confession relates his 1st trip to Ireland as a 16 yr old slave), “I was taken into captivity to Ireland with many thousands of people, and deservedly so, because we turned away from God, and did not keep His commandments, and did not obey our pastors, who used to remind us of our salvation. And the Lord brought over us the wrath of his anger and scattered us among the nations…”

Later his confession relates, “I am greatly a debtor to God, who has bestowed his grace so largely upon me, that multitudes were born again to God through me…Hence, the Irish, who had never had the knowledge of God and worshipped only idols and unclean things, have lately become the people of the Lord, and are called the sons of God.” And later still his confession states, “I give unwearied thanks to God, who kept me faithful in the days of my temptations, so that today I can confidently offer Him my soul as a living sacrifice – to Christ my Lord, who saved me out of all my troubles.” (one source David L. Brown)

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