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A Quote From Luther

The most acceptable service we can do and show unto God and

which alone he desires of us, is that he be praised of us…”

Table Talk, p.45



Heaven’s Invitation is “R S V P.” YOU are invited. Period. There’s no question that you’re invited. Don’t let any demented theology tell you you’re not (Joh 3.16). But you must respond, i.e. accept the invitation and let Jesus know that you’ll be there – If. – it. – kills. – you! All are invited. Many make some attempt at responding, but few are so determined to go to heaven that they’ll be there if it kills them. – eab, 8/19/17




Cars can be carnal expressions of the owner,

With flash, vroom, and speed.

Or, they can be necessary “evils.”

Bought and maintained by need.

It’s not the car alone (that can be seen)

The vehicle is the minor part,

Carnality can be “bright” or “black.”

The problem is always in the heart.

– eab, 8/17/09



Grand Sons #1 Last Monday we brought two grandsons home with us. (We’ve never had 2 grands stay with us for that many night without parents.) One built a house for Red birds. The other built a house for Blue birds. They used my “chop” saw, band saw, hand drills, hammers & drill press (one of their dad’s loaned it to me) several times. Yes, they had ear/eye protectors (I’d remind them to “Put your ears on” J). Then one built a game and the other built a rack upon which to display for 1/43 scale cars.

– eab, 8/19/17



Grand Sons #2 Gram didn’t go but the 3 of us toured Wilbur Wright’s birth place. It was a nice to connect with them in the house about furniture, in the barn about tools I knew first hand, as well as items seen on the part of the museum called Main Street. There’s a full-size replica of the Wright Flyer and a nice informative video. Another place we saw ‘57 Chevys, ‘57 Pontiacs, ‘57 Vet, ‘57 Ford, ‘57 T-bird & ‘57 Metropolitan. On different days we saw a neighbor’s ‘34 Chevy & a ‘79 “model A” Shay.

– eab, 8/19/17


“Perfection is simply completeness.”

– J A Wood, from his Sunset Echoes



1Co 13. 11

“…Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and

the God of love and peace shall be with you.”



Grand Sons #3 We left the boys on their own for private devotions. I gave a choice between 3 New Testament Books with 5 chapters each for family altar and James was chosen. Monday night we read James 1, reading around the circle much like their mothers/uncles did many yrs ago. The next two nights we read ch 2-3, one or both nights Gram was in bed by then – so – the last 2 mornings we read 4 & 5 on the front porch (beautiful weather). Each reading had time for questions &/or answers by whoever was so inclined.

– eab, 8/19/17



Grand Sons #4 One day we saw a herd of local bison and looked for an eagle’s next. We also visited a farm equipment display where we saw a steam engine, thrashing machine, combine and tractors. John Deere, Farmal, Minneapolis-Moline, Cockshut, Ford, Ferguson, Massey-Ferguson, Oliver, Allis-Chambers (all the tractors I knew as a boy except Co-op) were represented. And just this noon we got to see the local livestock auction: a burro, small horses, goats, 1 chicken, llamas, and sheep were sold.

– eab, 8/19/17


Grand Sons # P.S. Gram outdid herself – What great breakfasts she served. The boys and I loved them. Thanks Babe! – eab, 8/19/17

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Good Camp

Just enjoyed the ministry of the Word, fellowship, and food of Camargo Camp (near Loveland, OH) Friday PM – Lord’s Day PM. Ministers Joe Smith (Shelbyville, IN) and Archie Atwell (Dixonville, MO) were used of God. God also helped the singers, youth worker, children’s workers, cooks, and the platform chairman, Carl Eisenhart. If you are looking for a spiritual camp next summer come to this one.

– eab, 8/15/17

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Why do some other-wise-intelligent people swerve toward (too many crash on) the sidetrack of Jewishness? As the ancient Jews were in the process of killing Jesus Christ, God ripped open their temple’s most illusive place. Christ opened the door – we can all now enjoy the “priesthood of believers.” Judaism is outdated. It is history. Christianity (I speak of the Biblical one) is the “now” (though currently unpopular) and Christianity owns the whole unlimited future. Please stop admiring the rituals of the of the Jewish past.

– eab, 7/25/17

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Eph 4. 13

Eph 4. 13

“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:”

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J A Wood quote

“Many people have lost the witness of the Spirit

by not pressing after a greater fullness.”

– J A Wood, from his Perfect Love

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Seek not vs Seek

Do not seek the hatred of any individual but do not seek their honors either. In the long range, man’s honor does little good and in fact, may hinder preparations for heaven. When it comes time to die, the honors of man sound good to others. But to you, the deceased – if you dropped below (& you know about them) they may anger you OR if you’re carried up (& you know about them) they’ll sound extremely childish. Seek – instead of honors – Seek the Face of Jesus.

– eab, 7/27/17

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Something seems attractive about ole gold,

It is dug, it is worked, it’s panned, it’s sold.

Many folks wear it, all over the place;

On their fingers, middle toe, on their face.

But don’t let gold capture your heart or hand,

Be “born-a-new” ‘cause in heaven’s true land,

Gold’s so low you’ll walk on it, on high.

Let values be judged by that “bye-n-bye.”


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