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1Co 6.19 +

1Co 6.19

“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you,

which ye have of God & ye are not your own?”

“More, not less; simple, not complex; powerful not weak preaching of the Gospel

is all this sin-sick world needs. It alone will save souls.

– Carl McIntire

ONLY 1 GOAL. The ONLY goal of life is Heaven! (If you miss heaven, it’d have been better that you never were born L.) Actions which assist you in going UP need to be identified & encouraged At. All. Costs. Actions which hinder (in the least) this SOLE objective need to be recognized & utterly avoided!!! If – please hear the word – If there are actions deemed “neutral” be very willing to abandon them if they prove otherwise. NOW. “Sounds radical, Bryan.” Yes, it is. We’re too easily fooled by satan. – 5/25/23   

“The modernists…are…happen to talk about Jesus, but they do not want the Jesus

who denounced the Pharisees & told them they were of their father the devil.”

– Carl McIntire

Don’t Hide

“Hide and go seek” is a game children play,

They play it at dusk – the close of the day.

But don’t be childish; “hiding” from your God.

Day is ending; you’ll soon be under sod.

– eab, 5/29/07       

Body of Earth

I can’t control a continent,

Not even an island small,

But I can give God this body

Of earth, Ah, give it all.

– eab, 5/29/15

HOMESCHOOL – WORLD GEOGRAPHY. Have your child KNOW the six inhabited continents. [eab sees them in order of populations: Asia, Africa, Europe, N.America, S.America, & Oceana.] They should be able to easily locate them on a map, know which seas border them, & what the neighboring landmass is – ANY direction. You child should know the 2-4 larger countries of each continent & as they mature add to those for a complete (if possible) knowledge, i.e. locate them ALL on a blank map.  May 2023  

“According to history, truth is more frequently

in the possession of the minority.”

– Carl McIntire

Moses did NOT want to lead. He seemed qualified by his Hebrew birth. He was trained as only the “darling of a princess” could be trained. His PhD, Univ. of Egypt (his education may have equaled this) gave him “credentials.” But he lacked the learning that shepherding gave him and, AND had not been to the Burning Bush. Many people WANT to lead. Many were born in holiness homes & educated at state schools. So few (I fear) know “shepherding” & fewer yet, have met God at the Burning Bush. – 5/27/23 

Rom 1.25

“Who changed the truth of God into a lie & worshipped & served

the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

There are preachers who preach against sin – perhaps with raised voice & even a hand raised, for emphasis. But they don’t have the backbone to NAME sin. When’s the last time Your minister spoke against one of the sins in Rom 1? Or 2Co 12? Or Gal 5? A true preacher of righteousness will – without “riding a hobby” from time to time, warn his sheep what is NOT right – he’ll name sins. Not just “crimes” that’ll put you in jail, but the sins of the heart which will take you to hell forever!!! Pray for YOUR preacher. – 5/29/23

“Fellowship is precious in the Lord.

He alone gives it. It is an unspeakable gift.”

– Carl McIntire

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1Co 2.2 +

1Co 2.2

“For I determined not to know any thing among you,

save Jesus Christ & him crucified.”

“The heavenly Bridegroom is wooing a wife,

not hiring a servant.”

– V O Agan

What are you doing to make you church grounds attractive to man’s eye? What are you doing to make the church building look better on the outside? What improvements (some may not be actual improvements but are “sold” as such) to make the interior more “user friendly”? WHAT are you, other adults with you (hopefully) doing/praying/obeying to make GOD more welcome in your worship times? This last sentence FAR outweighs all you do to get man to come. O, Obey so the Holy Trinity Comes! – 5/23/23

“What is heaven but

an eternal monument to holiness?”

– V O Agan


Heaven is the place you want to go

If you want water more pure than snow

If you want air so pure you never see it

Men & women ALL pure too?  “So be it.”

Even the streets have a pure-gold glow.

– eab,  5/26/20

HOMESCHOOL – HOLY BIBLE. The greatest Book of all time/place is the Holy Bible. (If you’re not making It the center of home sch. you’re missing the opportunity of a Life-Time; your child’s Life-Time.) Read the Gospels to them before they can read. Read the New Testament with them (alternating verses in “class” or around the Family circle at devotions). Have them read It. Have them memorize selected verses for class work. Review these verses (with their chapter/verse reference) in Family Altar. – 5/25/23

Rev 22.12

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me,

to give every man according as his work shall be.”

“When the world comes in

it will want to bring with it its idols.”

– V O Agan

ONLY GOD!  Try to understand (as best we limited humans can) that God knows e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. about you. He understands what you call “baggage.” As messy as it may be, He sees it for what it’s worth. The Lord understands your hang-ups – you may not/I may not – but God [I rather like that expression “But God”] fully sees your options if you go straight ahead or if you veer right or veer left. This fact alone is enough to glorify & honor Him as The Almighty. AND He Loves You. – 5/26/23

“If you’ve lost [the] joy,

you’ve lost God.”

– V O Agan

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Rom 16.24 +

Rom 16.24

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ

be with you all. Amen.”

“When men are opposed to holiness

it is because holiness is opposed to them.”

– J A Wood

Too many sinful women want both worlds: they want to be feminine AND, they want to be masculine – whenever they jolly well please. No. That is not God’s plan. The Lord wants a lady to be a lady at all times (single, when mother, when a grandmother). He also wants a man to be always manly (younger & older). Christians do their best to follow God in all things. Sinners rebel (some more, some less) at the “entirety” of the Father’s plan & will horribly pay for this rebellion (unless they’re forgiven) – May 2023

“Men cannot be public sinners

and then become private saints.”

– J A Wood

Build Raised Beds. [B.] You are NOT getting any younger! The older you get the more you’ll like a raise bed. In [A.] I said to screw the ends (pre-made) to the sides (pre-made). If/when you move to a new place you can bucket the soil inside, unscrew ends from sides, & take this investment with you. If you can find free or reasonably prices used horse, cattle watering trough, great. Use in natural colors (including rust) or paint to suit taste BEFORE filling. If trough is low place dirt under it with bricks on border. – 5/22/23


Has it occurred to you that God & gold

Are similar in spelling and sound.

If you don’t obey God, you may dig or pan

Where the other is found.

Oh, a little gold can buy tatters and beans

Or help with other short, petty means

But God is Who we need.

Gold? He has it on heaven’s ground.

– eab,  March 2023

You’re not going to live for-ever. (con’t.)  Truly study heaven. But in your reading & heart searching, don’t ignore the other destination of souls – hell. 1.) What does the Bible say about its heat? 2.) What does It say about the lack of water? 3.) What does the Bible say about Memory below? On a different angle God’s Word lists the sinners (or their specific sins) which go to hell. These lists (there is more than one) are not pleasant reading but DO make yourself aware of them – to avoid them. – 5/22/23

Rev 20.14

“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.

This is the second death.”

“…Frailty of our bodies often weakens our animation of mind, depresses our spirits,

taxes our patience & produces heaviness though the heart retains its purity & integrity.”

– J A Wood

Many members of the world place great value on gold, silver, even fiat money. Members of God’s Kingdom see these as they are – items of barter; we may, in this brief life, trade them for food to keep the body healthy, clothing to keep the body modest (& warm) & shelter to protect us as we sleep, warm us when damp/cold. Once we have food, clothing, shelter all we can do (credits to Henry David Thoreau) is attain better f. c. s. until we have best food, clothing, shelter. Avoid the *trap of money. – 5/24/23

“Seeking the applause of men cherishes & gratifies human depravity

at the expense of divine displeasure.  It is gross idolatry.”

– J A Wood

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Rom 15.4 +

Rom 15.4

“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning

that we through patience & comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”

“God has no favorites.”

– L D Wilcox

Dear female friend. God gave you hair – He didn’t have to. God created you so your hair will grow (don’t take that for granted) – He didn’t have to do this either. But – – – you own scissors & do NOT enough respect for God but to cut His hair off your head. You can’t make hair grow, you lack that creative power but you can destroy His creation with a whack-whack. When you cut your hair – dear female friend – it’s now YOUR length; not HIS length. Please ask Him to forgive you & quit. – 5/22/23

[under caption You are God’s Property]

“He has a right of occupancy…He has the right of identification…”

– L D Wilcox fr. Profiles in Wesleyan Theology

As we step toward an uncertain future think about food. If you have interest & knowledge (or are willing to learn?) you might raise chickens, ducks, geese (eggs-meat), rabbits (meat), sheep or goats (milk-meat) or a cow (milk-meat). Consider honey bees. Some are (recently) raising dogs. If the economy crashes dog buyers may be scarce & most of us don’t eat dogs. Choose wisely what animal to raise – – – it only makes sense (IMO) to raise animals which, if you can’t sell them, you could eat them. – 5/22/23


I get to be “me”

For a-l-l eternity,

Because of the horrors

Of Christ’s Calvary.

And – – – you get to be “you”

If you’ll be made anew

Because Calvary honors

He’ll help you, the right to do.

– eab,  5/21/19 

Build Raised Beds [A.] Buy treated 2x4s. Buy 2’ wide corrugated metal roofing (maybe fiberglass? –haven’t used it) have it cut (cut yourself) in 4’ & 8’ lengths. Make ends 2’ high & 4’wide. Make sides 2’ high by 8’ long. Make both ends & sides with metal on the inside (plants roots should NOT touch treated wood). After making 2 ends (2’by 4’) screw [do not nail] the ends to the sides creating a “box” 2’ high all around, 4’wide & 8’ long. Place in FULL sun, fill, & plant to your heart’s delight. – 5/22/23 

Rev 21.10

“…He carried me away in the spirit to a great & high mountain

& showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God”

“The application of perfect love…is like buying a new tool

…you must learn how to use it.”

– L D Wilcox

You’re not going to live for-ever.  After this life there are only two places to go. (purgatory is a sad BAD lie.) Make a study of those two places: Heaven & hell. Learn all you can (God’s Book as the only safe source) about Heaven. 1.) Find out what kind of people are there already. 2.) Find out what type of people will be welcome as they leave earth. 3.) and – on the negative side – what groups of souls are outlawed – i.e. they’ll never go to heaven. These are good things to know AND know now. – 5/22/23 

“…A false concept of grace

will be used by the antichrist.”

– Donald  Winter

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Rom 14.7 +

Rom 14.7

“For none of us liveth to himself,

& no man dieth to himself.”

“…There is no holiness for man

unless it is based on the holiness of God.”

– L D Wilcox, The most Godly teacher I ever had

You’ve been backslidden for years. It will – in all honesty – be hard for you to come back to Christ. satan may tell you it’s impossible but it is not. He’s a liar (he doesn’t want to lose you). It is NOT impossible. Don’t believe the devil. (It will take all the MANHOOD you have to come back to God but please Man Up & come.) “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ & thou shalt be saved…”(Act 16.31). Today!  – 5/17/23

“There is always in it [act of sin] an attitude of defiance

& rejection of authority & the decision to go ‘one’s own way’.”

– L D Wilcox

With little doubt somebody has a “collection” of paper doilies from small (under cup) to large. Would not be surprised if someone else has collected straight pins from short to tall; with ball-heads, with flat heads. Others collect marbles, stamps, cars. Let me remind us – all such collections vanish when earth passes. BUT help a friend – or an enemy – get saved. Make a collection of these (not for you; but for Jesus) & this “collection” will be in heaven – For. All. Eternity. Hallelujah. – 5/20/23    


When you’re tempted to look down,

                                             Look up.

When you’re tempted to wear a frown,

                                             Look up.

When your friends seem to be few,

When sunshine fails to come through,

When you don’t know what else to do,

                                             Look up.

– eab,   5/20/07

Bought some “railroad station” stamps (one pictured is Cincinnati from which I’ve gone left & returned). Friend, in that day, if you missed a train, you could catch another the next day. Friend, in the day of ocean liners, if you missed a boat, you might catch a boat next week. Death, Friend, is not like these. Once you’ve died there’s no 2nd chance. Death is SO final. Make sure, Sir, Ma’am your “ticket” is clear. Make sure you’re at the station (“right with God”) when death comes. I want you to go to Heaven. – 5/20/23

Jude 21

“Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for

the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”

“Man’s departure from God was voluntary;

his return must likewise be voluntary.”

– L D Wilcox

If you saw no actor, baseball player, movie “star,” or millionaire with a ring on ANY finger would you *want to wear a ring? (How dumb on a thumb!) If you saw no actress, basketball player, hollywood person, or billionaire with a necklace on would you *want one, two, three necklaces? If no TV personality, tennis player, disney character had a pierced nose, lip, ear, would you *want such stupidity? God’s people do NOT follow worldly examples in wearing gold, silver, pearls (or fakes of these). – 5/20/23

“…One thing tht [sic] will mark Christian perfection…

will be a willingness & readiness to apologize…”

– L D Wilcox

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Rom 12.2 +

Rom 12.2

“…Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind

that ye may prove what is that good & acceptable & perfect, will of God..”

“Communism, socialism, fascism, nazism, all destroy

when any compromises are made with their systems.

– Carl McIntire

Christian or “christian.”  If all who claim to be Christian were, we’d live in a far better land. Just being level-headed demands that you see Truth as different from false. Being truly Saved allows you to know that ‘x’ is not Christian. Don’t see ‘x’ as simply a different denomination (that’s what cults want you to think). A solid Baptist man & a solid Wesleyan-Arminian both believe the Bible – they don’t interpret It the same but believe It. Cults substitute their aberrant “doctrines” for parts of the Bible. Reject them. – 5/16/23

“The enemies of the Gospel have come into the church as angles of light. Infiltration & espionage have been successful…posses[ing]the field by…pleasant phrases & deceptive use of Christian terminology.”

– Carl McIntire


Some day I’ll see your obit pic

(Or you’ll see mine).

For one of us it will be

“The end of the line.”

We’ll have transferred from

The bus/train we called “life”

To be forever Above

(Where there’s NO strife).

Or to be forever below –

Where no one in his right mind

Wants to go. 

– eab,  5/16/22  

Keep devotions fresh!  Make sure your private prayer times are centered on Christ. Don’t have your devotions to merely “have devotions.” (BTW it’s OK to ask God to help you pray.)  I’d encourage you to broaden your prayer life – no one can stop you from praying for them.  That is powerful! “X” is your avowed enemy. You indirectly (or indirectly) know he/she hates you & wants to see you fired, even dead. You can pray for “X” – It’s hard to dislike someone for whom YOU pray! – 5/16/23

“Then [Luther’s time] it was the Bible being added to by the traditions of men. Now it is the Bible being torn to pieces by the criticisms of men…truth & authority of the Bible are destroyed.”

– Carl McIntire

Keep devotions fresh (Con’t)  Why should satan care that you have “devotions” if they are dry? If you’re never moist-eyed; never blessed, yes, even shout or clap your hands? “How, Bryan?” One way is to have a GOOD hymnal close (“Good hymnals” is a separate subject.) If you’re struggling to draw near to God, pick up the hymnal & read (not sing) READ, #1. Allow yourself to think. Perhaps pray the words to God with 100% sincerity. He’s probably more near than you realize. – 5/16/23

Rom 8.26

“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:

for we know not what we should pray for as we ought…”

God made the family: Dad, Mom, sons, daughters. This unit is His perfect plan. Be leery, *very leery of any man-units other than this. [His church is not a man-made entity.] Clubs, secret orders, so-called “brotherhoods,” collective farms, hippie communities & other living “experiments” have been tried & in a societal breakdown may be tried again. Do not, make that NOT, allow any associations (including even a “religious” one) to gain precedence over God’s ordained Family. He knows what is best. – 5/17/23  

“…ecumenical movement…is really an attach upon truth,

Jesus Christ & the Bible.”

– Carl McIntire

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Rom 10.17 +

Rom 10.17

“So then faith cometh by hearing

& hearing by the word of God.”

“Even the animals, birds, beasts, insects…have voices for the purpose of understanding each other…Let us not stoop below the animal…world in the church…where truth is so important & must be understood.”

– A L Vess fr. his Bible on Tongues

SCHOOL YOUR CHILD. (con’t D.) A word of caution – Heads Up. Just because a website calls it’s curriculum Christian is no sign it is. Ask 3-4 companies to send you samples (complimentary). Read these like-your-life-depended-on-it – your child’s LIFE does. “All that glitters is not gold” is as true here as anywhere. Visit a Home School Convention. Short on cash? Stay a night with a friend. Get a motel – take packed meals. Go for 1 day only, early-to-late but go. Visit every booth. Shop for the best. – 5/12/23  

“In their corrupt heathen religion they spake in tongues & were now trying

to bring the same heathen practice over into their Christian Church.”

– A L Vess fr. his Bible on Tongues

Though you both home school (or your kids attend the same “christian” sch.), though you two have similar distain for abortion & societal change, if your friend is headed toward hell & if you’re headed to Heaven you two do NOT listen to the same music, attend same “events,” say the same words. A clear mark of being a child of God is being separate from this filthy world. Pray for your friend, be always ready to show Scripture for your beliefs & lead them right – – – don’t follow them toward wrong. – 5/16/23

approval rating

Your approval rating with man,

Might be great or might be bland.

But when you go below the sod

What counts? Your “approval rating” WITH God.

– eab,  5/16/09

Are you a grateful person? (Or should I ask your wife/husband? J) When you pushed your chair back under the table after the last meal did you say, “Thank you”? Someone let you into traffic – did you wave a “Thank you”? If you’ve allowed yourself to drop [& I mean that very word “drop”] to the level of not saying “Thanks,” ask the Lord to help you improve. BTW, you should also “Thank” God for BIG blessings (maybe you do) but also be grateful to Him for everyday’s food, clothing & shelter. – 5/16/23

Psa 100.4

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving & into his courts with praise:

be thankful unto him & bless his name.”

“Tongues have been connected

with about every false movement…”

– A L Vess fr. his Bible on Tongues

BAD TIMES. eab is neither economist nor prophet but allow me blow a whistle. [Following God’s leadership is paramount here!] If your house is not paid for & someone asks if it’s for sale; Sell. God can lead (may well, if you’re His child) to a place where living is easier. Maybe where you don’t have a water/sewage bill; maybe where electric is cheaper; hopefully a place where you can heat with wood. If possible, get in the country. Seek a simple house with land for chickens & garden. – 5/16/23

“God never performs a miracle

to satisfy curiosity…”

– A L Vess fr. his Bible on Tongues

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Rom 10.10 +

Rom 10.10

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;

& with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

“The Bible is the Book of Freedom;

the Author of the Bible is the Author of liberty.”

– Carl McIntire >> eab got to hear in person – thanks to IHC <<

Why is there a shortage of young men willing to preach Holiness? 1.) Men have to be saved from sin (all sinning stops). Too few are. 2.) Men have to be filled with the Holy Spirit to be truly able to preach the heights, depths, & breadths of Holiness. I fear few are. God’s work is suffering. Will you “…Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that He would send forth laborers into his harvest”(Luk 10.2)? We need pastors. We need men dedicated to Holiness (including a separation) to evangelize USA. – 5/15/23

“…The church…is not a forum, debating society or an opinion arena.

It has only one message, ‘Thus saith the Lord.’”

– Carl McIntire


When you see by dress or walk

Or hear in loud, boisterous talk

An exhibition of carnal pride.

Pray for that girl or that “hulk”;

There’s a needy person inside.

– eab, 5/14/18

Thank You. Thank you, Phillip, Heather & 4 younger children for coming to see Moma for Mother’s Day. Nice to have you in church with us, nice to hear your vocal music & Noah’s classical guitar. Also nice to share a meal – Many thanks Rodney & Penny for the delicious noon meal around your table – & to ride to/from service with you, including seeing the covered bridge. Enjoyed visiting with your kiddos on our front porch on a quiet Lord’s Day afternoon. Thanks for the country eggs. Memories. – 5/15/23

“Movements cannot be separated

from the men who lead them.”

– Carl McIntire [So True-eab]

Thank You II. Tho yesterday was Mother’s Day, Martha prepared a pleasant (if you like hot things -Arizonian Phillip does) evening snack. She served Tomato Aspic (favorite of mine since youth), stuffed jalapeño peppers, iced tea & chocolate-chip cookies. Foods were made better by eating in the glomming of the evening on our front porch. After nice family discussions we had prayer there before they left (cars already packed) to see Phillips’s folks & celebrate Elijah’s BD with them. Memories. – 5/15/23

Deu 1.33

“Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents…

show you by what way ye should go…”

SCHOOL YOUR CHILD. (con’t C.) “I don’t feel qualified.” You can read (assuming you’re reading this); that’s one of the greatest qualifications. You love your child; a child that’s loved by his teacher is far better off that with merely one hired. You read ahead. You can watch you-tubes. You can access other sources. Remember, the most accomplished college prof had HIS first class – Jr is yours. Christian parents have a glorious advantage – they can ask Their Father to guide them And. He. Will. – 5/12/23

“When men believe alike & are united in their determination to honor God’s Word, the Bible, there is a blessed fellowship-Heaven-given, Spirit-blest.”

– Carl McIntire

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Rom 8.28 +

Rom 8.28

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God

to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

…Bible, the only infallible rule of faith & practice…This Book & this Book alone

has been the message of the church in all the ages.”

– Carl McIntire >> eab got to hear in person – thanks to IHC <<

GAINING WEALTH.  Business. One man does commercial fishing/shrimping, another makes pottery, a third is a baker. One man builds custom houses, another builds spec homes, a third builds barns. One man fixes cars, another does plumbing, one does electricity. Some men buy X for resale, some transport X from point A to B, a third repairs X as it starts to wear out. Millions of jobs make life better for men & those for whom they labor. God honors honest working men. Usury is not labor. It MAKES no product.  May  2023   

“…Our day has attacked the truth & trustworthiness of the Bible & as a result men want to dispose of the Scriptures as previously held but hold on to Christ & Christianity…”

– Carl McIntire

M Making a baby in her tummy

O Offering the child the best she could.

T Teaching him what was “yummy”

H Helping him all else she should.

E Enjoying his life, age by age 

R Repeatedly praying in every stage.

– eab,  5/12/23

Still have your mother? Great. Be with her, if possible, this Lord’s Day. If not, call her & listen as long as she wants to talk. No longer have Mom? [“Mom” was my name for mine – never called her “Mother.”] Take some time Saturday evening to remember her sewing, her putting patches on your britches, her potato salad (loved mom’s), her knack at raising roses (or was it petunias?). And on the Lord’s Day be in her church or think of her in yours. Bless the Lord for every Mother/Mom who loved God! – 5/12/23

“Terminology…modernists have attempted to steal it

by reading their own meanings into all our historical Christian terminology.”

– Carl McIntire

SCHOOL YOUR CHILD. Now is the time. This is the month for both Dad & Mom to agree to home school ALL children next year. Your precious son(s) & daughter(s) are not state property. The Book of Proverbs pre-dates this nation by well over 2000 yrs. It directs parents to, “Train up a child in the way he should go…”(22.6). Not all parents will do the same job – but for those arguing for “state schooling” states don’t either. Get your child out of the system which is ruining them. Now is the time! – 5/12/23

Pro 22.6

“Train up a child in the way he should go:

& when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

SCHOOL YOUR CHILD. (con’t B.) “I’m scared.” And, in a sense you should be; it’s normal. It is better that you’re a tad afraid than that you’re nonchalant, even over-confident. It IS a job. Home schooling is one of the main reasons for mothers being FULL TIME at home. It’ll take time to teach Jr. or Suzie to count but you can count in the kitchen or on the way to feed chicks. They can read to you as you prepare supper. Home school is NOT confined to a desk all the time. That is wonderful. – 5/12/23    

“‘Thou shalt not steal’ protects our properties; ‘Thou…kill’ our lives,

‘Thou…bear false witness’ our reputations, ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery’ our marriges…”

– Carl McIntire

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Rom 8.6 +

Rom 8.6

“For to be carnally minded is death;

but to be spiritually minded is life & peace.”

“If you do not affirm truth,

you lose truth.”

– Wingrove Taylor

GAINING WEALTH.  God allows a man’s cow to have a calf; his herd increases. Some sheep are known for having twins; his flock grows. Eggs can turn into more chickens. Unlike a John Deere, his stallion & mare (work horses) can have a colt; “half-a-new-tractor.” A litter of piglets make hogs of themselves. Man plants 1 wheat grain – many come up; 1 kernel of corn – more kernels arise. Ask a farm boy – this is WORK. “6 days shalt thou labor.” Work Is Tied to God’s way of gaining Wealth. – May 2023

“[Hair] the most defined standard in the Bible.”

– Ken Thompson

Ah, the LIFE there is in Christ! Oh, the cleanness of saintliness! There is no better life on earth than the one in sync with Jesus & all He taught. Hallelujah. There’s an existence – while in this body – whereby we live above sin. (To say “one has to sin in thought, word, deed” is to stand opposed to Jesus, to live below His perfect standard.) Thank God we can converse without using the broken-crutch-words upon which sinners sadly rely. Don’t slide down to sinner levels. Rise up – Be Alive In Christ. – 5/9/23 


God instituted marriage, 

When He gave Adam, Eve.

Christ’s first miracle was performed,

At a wedding I believe.

What the Almighty has joined

Let not man put apart.

Imagine the pain, O the loss,

Of a cold, dissected heart.

This earth’s greatest union;

A man and his faithful wife.

Always loving, as Christ the church,

Joined for living & for life.

Forty and six years ago today,

Two became one;

(An initial changed; C. to B.)

For better – worse, for tears – fun.

For children, and their children,

For gray hairs or none.

Years that spell problems and battles,

Here, there a victory won.

Forty six.  May many more

Belong to Mom and Dad.

Making your lives rich in Christ’s love,

Now, and eternally glad.

– eab, May  1973

The organization – church – school – mission which appears to be doing the most (compared to its peers) may actually be failing. Are they preaching the message of the Second-ness, i.e. the Pure Heart? Are their leaders Sanctified men? [Seldom, if ever, does an org send a clear message of Holiness if the leadership is carnal.] Are men & women being filled with the spirit in that Church? School? Mission? Do not be fooled by head-counts. Do not gloat over a 2nd / 3rd “campus.” Are they holy? – 5/10/23  

Heb 12.14

“Follow peace with all men & holiness

without which no man shall see the Lord”

“You better be careful

what you tell yourself” [referring to Esau]

– Ken Thompson

You may live another 10 yrs (50 yrs?) – if so, you may see the largest changes moderns have seen. If you do, I wish you Good food, clothing, shelter; even Better mental prowess, & the Best yet walk with God. But they may hold a memorial service for you (any of us) within a fortnight. Are you ready? Ready to give an account of the talent(s) with which God endowed you? To be READY to die today, IS THE WAY to enjoy the next 10-50 yrs. “O, Lord, send a fresh *awareness* of our human frailty.” – 5/10/23

“Bees don’t fight honey –

Christians don’t fight holiness.”

– George Vernon II

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