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WIFE [1]

I married you in my happy youth,

Wife of my first love.

And year by year, I know the truth,

Our union was from above.

 

Because in you I find the arts

That I admire the most.

And our desires for united hearts

Are not an idle boast.

 

The habits and joys of one of us,

Are always some how shared,

And the burdens – come what must –

Are likewise mutually beared.

 

Yes, and you’ve the traits and likes

That a mother always needs.

To keep sweet, our sweet young “tikes,”

Blessed, little seeds.

 

So all in all, my love sweet,

You make a fine mate.

And if you’ll allow one repeat,

You make a fine mate.               – eab, 12/18/66

 

 


[1] I graduated from high school May 30th and married Martha Mae Scarbrough June 30th 1961. Married in Maryville, Tennessee, her home town and in church I pastored 1974-75.

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When Israel out of bondage came,
A sea before them lay;
My Lord reached down His mighty hand,
And rolled the sea away.

 

Refrain:

Then forward still—’tis Jehovah’s will,
Though the billows dash and spray.
With a conq’ring tread we will push ahead;
He’ll roll the sea away.

 

2.

Before me was a sea of sin,
So great I feared to pray;
My heart’s desire the Savior read,
And rolled the sea away.

 

3.

When sorrows dark, like stormy waves,
Were dashing o’er my way,
Again the Lord in mercy came,
And rolled the sea away.

 

4.

And when I reach the sea of death,
For needed grace I’ll pray;
I know the Lord will quickly come,
And roll the sea away.

 

Henry Jeffreys Zelley, PhD, died this date (3/16/1942) in Trenton, NJ,  He was an ordained Methodist minister, who wrote some 1500 poems or songs among which were “Heavenly Sunlight”and “He Brought Me Out.”

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“…Jesus Christ, the most unselfish being in that ever lived on the earth.  So then if you want to show Christ to this old world you will have to get rid of self, for as long as there is any self in you the world can’t see Jesus Christ.”

– Bud Robinson, Sunshine and Smiles (Noblesville, IN: J. Edwin Newby, 1976), 129.

Reuben Robinson “Uncle Buddy” was born in White County, Tennessee, 1860.  When converted to Christ he could not read.  By God’s grace, the help of his wife, and determination he conquered this handicap and went on to be a leading Nazarene evangelist.

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“If your religion won’t keep you out of sin in this world

it will not keep you out of hell in the world to come.”

                – Reuben Robinson, Religion, Philosophy, and Fun (Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 1957 (Eighth printing), 22.

Reuben Robinson “Uncle Buddy” died 11/2/1942, Pasadena, California.  He was a leading evangelist for the Church of the Nazarene.

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