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2Co 12.9 +

2Co 12.9

“…He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:

for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”


“…The central part of Pentecost is the Person

…the holy Spirit…”

– S D Herron


When a wood-worker needs to make several short pieces he’ll often use the first one (provided it was cut right) to mark the 2nd 3rd etc. rather than measure each stick. He’ll write “PAT” (short for pattern) on it & work away. A problem occurs if he lays PAT aside & uses the 2nd to mark the 3rd, 3rd to mark the 4th. Friend, Christ is our only & great PATTERN. Measure your actions, measure your attitude, measure value of life by His life & by no one else. – 6/5/20


“If God can find a hungry heart,

He can do anything with that heart.”

– Steve Hight


Because a church names something “x” is no sign it is truly “x.” The same is true for schools & colleges. The same is true for governments. Unredeemed men, trying to make money or gain control (these can be related) may be willing to lie to meet their goals. Become a critical thinker. A pig is not a pig if it’s sound is “Moo, Moo,” no matter who insists it’s a pig. – 6/11/20



Altitude and attitude are similar in sound.

Altitude may be that mere distance from the ground;

But your attitude about life, its up and its down,

Will decide your spiritual altitude in ways quite profound,

These are more similar perhaps, than they sound.

– eab, June 2000


Dear women – Will *that outfit* draw attention to your body or to God? Will people think how saintly you look or (excuse the bluntness) how sexy you’ll look. Please do not buy provocative clothing. Burn (don’t give to someone else over which to stumble) them. “But, I paid $XX.xx for it last spring.” Sorry you didn’t think clearly before you wasted such cash. Here me – this is straight-forward – better to burn an expensive outfit, than for you to burn in hell 1.) Because you were proud of your body & 2.) Because you increased the lust-level in some sinner man’s heart. – 6/12/20


“All the restlessness around us is but a manifestation of the fact

that man is seeking for rest in the places where it cannot be found.”

– George B Kulp


Heb 1.1-2a

“God, who at sundry times & in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets

“Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son…”


The wider & wider use of tattoos may be setting the stage for poor souls to accept the right-hand or forehead Mark of the Beast. “Bah, Bryan – it’s just ink.” Allow me to ask you to rethink that. This is my 77th summer & I’ve never, hear it, never seen so many tattoos. Time was when it was almost always an sailor or soldier with an occasional word/symbol. Now men & women are showing tattoos some even trying to profess Christ yet being inked. I’m not saying the Mark of the Beast will be a tattoo – I am saying the acceptance of such body marking may lead up to it. – 6/12/20


“Salvation is the foundation of holiness of heart.”

– Steve Malone

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2Co 12.9 +

2Co 12.9

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:

for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”


“…There is a blessed variety in the personal leadings of the Holy Ghost & if we follow…our testimonies no two will be alike, & no trite expression will mar the beauty of their originality or of their inspiration.”

– H A Baldwin, /Holiness…Human Element/


Returned last night from days in Ohio: first a granddaughter’s senior recital (May 30) & then helping Phillip & Heather move. Friday, May 31, I drove their older vehicle to Cincy, worked for hours & drove it back to Adams Co. Saturday, Jun 1, drove their old van pulling a trailer to Cincy, worked for hours & drove van to their home. As my car didn’t have enough gas, I drove older van to church & back on June 2. On Monday I was able to work only at their “new” house (sadly Phillip had to make a run), helping unload chicken coop, helping unload 2 other trailers, & do some straightening in shop. Yesterday I drove our car to Cincy, & my wife was able to rest at Hausman’s while Phillip & sons & I loaded boards, pipe, blocks, & misc. for a final trip for Adams Co. but the Bryans headed to our home this time. MOVING IS A JOB!!!

– 6/5/19


 “Nothing good can be said of carnality.

It is evil, only evil & always evil…”

– H A Baldwin, /Holiness…Human Element/


HORIZONS (an eab favorite)

Horizons we see but cannot meet,

Arrive where they were, they aren’t at your feet.

Horizons so far, so distant, so grand,

We never quite meet one, try as hard as we can,

Run ever so fast, climb ever so high,

Horizons tease onward, where mountain meets sky.

The horizon I speak of, of course is the one

Where geographic forms collide with the sun,

When the day star slips behind mineral and bark,

Its swift run, won, and leaves us in dark.

But another horizon exists and calls,

Where the laborious wave decidedly falls,

On the water-worn land of a battered old beach,

Where quartz and univalves mutually bleach.

The man who wanders there is pleased to have found,

An horizon he conquers; where sea meets the ground.

Where the Main laps or lunges at his feet in the sand,

And challenges ever the presence of land.

The horizon here found is attainable, close;

Not an illusion – a tangible coast.

A goal that is reached, a boundary that’s set;

This dry solid earth, this mysterious wet.

And man’s spirit here feels so light and so free,

At the very boundary, The boundary of earth and sea.

– eab, June 1976


“If you are trifling with one sin,

you have all the potentialities of the whole catalog.”

– S D Herron, sermon


Six years ago tonight my loving wife had her stroke – Life’s Road changed: a few more “rocks,” a slower pace; but we know it could’ve been much worse. The Lord had given sweet leadership across every move since college (not one change out of His will) but never did He more clearly show direction than on March 5th (Jer 4.6b “…Retire, stay not…”) 3 mo. to the day, before her stroke. We’ve spent a lot of time together & still love each other J. “God is Good,” greatest understatement in this world, is true & it’s true for us. Praise. His. Name.

– 6/5/19


1Th 4.3

“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification,

that ye should abstain from fornication”


“You cannot sin with immunity…For all eternity

you will live on with it in its destroying & killing effects.”

– S D Herron, sermon


The devil wants you to desire what you can’t have: wealth of the richest man in town, power of a local politician, or your neighbor’s pretty wife. He wants you to be unhappy, discontent, frustrated.

The Lord wants you to have seek & find all you CAN have: your sins forgiven, the carnal nature removed, & you growing in Christ. He wants you happy, content, & on your way to heaven. Which for you?

– 6/5/19

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