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Luther Quote

“…The alteration of the Sabbath which sorely annoys them but ‘twas ordered by the apostle, in honor of the Lord’s resurrection.”

Table Talk, p.351


Children are related to you through the blood of family. So live yourself and so raise your children that they hunger to be and BECOME related to you through the Blood of Christ.

– eab, 10/30/17




O, What a privilege to walk with the Savior,

Daily to follow His love and His will,

Knowing, whene’er trials do beset me,

Gold must be purified – He loves me still.

– eab, Nov. ‘72


  1. R. U. T. H.
  2. Truest
  3. Riches
  4. U’ll find,
  5. This side o’
  6. Heaven. – eab, 11/8/17



“You can fix up the barn and it will pay for the house,

but if you fix up the house you won’t have money to fix up the barn.”

– Clyde D. Bryan, (my dad, 1904 – 1976)


The devil is a Dirty. Old. Liar! Emphasis on Dirty – no more filthy character has ever lived! Emphasis on Old – the rascal has been tempted e-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y since Eve, 6000 yrs. Emphasis on Liar – he’ll about God, he’ll lie about you, he’ll even lie about himself, saying the devil does not exist.

– eab, 11/8/17



Act 15. 20

“…we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and

from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.”



I inadvertently saw a grandson of Bro. Earl Newton’s the other day. As I reflected later I thought, “Any friend of Earl Newton’s is a friend of mine.” Now, allow me to raise that to a Heavenly Standard, “Any Friend of Jesus Christ’s is surely a friend of mine.”

– eab, 10/21/17

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Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee;
take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of thy love;
take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King;
take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from thee.

Take my silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold;
take my intellect, and use every power as thou shalt choose.

Take my will and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine.
take my heart, it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne.

Take my love; my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure store;
take my self, and I will be ever, only, all for thee.

Henri A. C. Malan died this date,5/18/1864, at Vandoeuvres (near Geneva) Switz­er­land. He wrote the music to the well-known song above.

Malan (may also be seen as “Cesar H. A.”) finished his studies and traveled to Mar­seilles, France, to learn bus­i­ness.  God had other plans for him; soon he en­tered the Acad­e­my at Ge­ne­va.  Here he prep­a­red to enter the min­is­try (was or­dained, 1810) having been made a mas­ter at the Coll­ege in 1809.  He has the distinction of being an orig­in­at­or of the “hymn move­ment” in the French Re­formed Church.

Malan also has the distinction of saying to a young lady named Charlotte Elliott that he hoped she was a Christian.  (It was on a visit to England where God allowed this evangelist to be seated at the same table.)  She bristled and let him know she did not wish to discuss his question.  Henri Malan apologized, expressing he did not wish to give offense.  Though offended, it became a turning point for Charlotte and, as known, she became a beleiver in Christ.

In ad­di­tion to his musical abilities, Malan penned a numb­er of tracts and pamph­lets.  This musician, ar­tist, and me­chan­ic (suggesting cleaver use of hands) was born Ju­ly 7, 1787 at Ge­ne­va,Switz­er­land.

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“Bah!” “Humbug,” and “Scrooge” are all readily recognized words anytime of year, but especially in December.  And, for good reason – as they are connected to a work called A Christmas Carol


Charles Dickens on this date, 12/19/1843, had published A Christmas Carol (publishers: Chapman and Hall), what is in literature known as a novella (nō vel’ lä).  One source says he didn’t start it until in October of that year and did not finish it until the early days of December.  Dickens divided his story, in line with his title, into five stanzas or what most would label chapters.


Scrooge, his main character, has a biblical word of his first name, Ebenezer.  And though A Christmas Carol is not a Christian story as such, it seems to have helped make readers/hearers less selfish on and near Christmas.  Two fellow writers, Robert Louis Stevenson and Thomas Carlyle, both seem to have been more give to generiosity after the story appeared.  Reportedly as a result of it, a Boston manufacturer closed his factory for Christmas Day and gave a turkey to each employee.  Even the queen of Norway, later, is said to have given gifts to some crippled children marked “With Tiny Tim’s Love.”


A Christmas Carol is still popular and is reported to have never gone out of print.

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