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Christianity many times makes a younger person mature beyond their years. And Christianity often allows an older saint to remain young at heart.

– eab, 2/6/18

 

 

DREAMS

We live in three worlds:

The real, the imaginary, and the dream.

The real has nuts and bolts and such

And quite clutters our lives with lint.

The imaginary we can fill day or night

With things we like to invent.

But the world of dreams is different

It’s neither tangible nor created by us;

It opens without our behest

And closes again without fuss.

It is peopled by friends known long ago

Or by strangers, strangers who came at night.

Dreams mix-up our acquaintances

Until, though out of place, seem right.

Dreams can scare us into awakening

So glad the cliff or lion scene

Was not quite completed, or if so

The lion wasn’t even mean.

Or dreams can send us into a humorous world

Where logic can go or stay,

And we ‘waken ourselves laughing

And wonder why it’s colored this way.

Oh, we live in three worlds here and now:

The real, the invented, and dreams

But in the one we control least of all

Is the one famous for its night-time themes.

– eab, Feb. ‘96

 

 

You & I don’t need to be a “know it all” (in action or words) when we have the right relationship with the God-Head. “…He will guide you into all truth…”(Joh 16.13). O, God help me to grasp this!

– eab, 2/7/18

 

 

“Fanaticism is always infectious.”

– Able Stevens, /History of Methodism, vI/

 

The god of this world wants to be feared – Like the true God. The devil also wants to be prayed to. And to be praised.  He has spread-out under various guises to glean what little he can, even to the point of “knocking on wood.”  Don’t ever do that – it is evil (connects to the Druids of Great Britain).

– eab, 2/7/18

 

 

Mar 13.21

“…if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:”

 

Private prayer is One-on-one. The Most Holy, the Most Gracious, the Most Important Being actually meets with you! And, sadly, we’re “too busy” to stay there long. God help us!  If prayer to you is solely duty, pray more until it’s seen once again as the privilege it actually is.

– eab, 2/7/18

 

 

Dad saw a sign yrs ago in a restaurant, “Don’t make fun of our coffee – you’ll be old & weak yourself someday.” – Clyde D. Bryan

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Dreams

Nearly every night – early morn, probably – I dream. Sometimes you, a SM (social media) Friend, are included and upon awakening I mention you to my Father in prayer. Seldom do my exotic, sleep-escapades make sense; there’re people I know and those I don’t, mixed in situations un-lifelike, often incredulous and sometimes funny (I’ve awakened myself more than once laughing). The most sense that I can make of these “adventures” is to pray briefly for you who cross the corner of my dream, if dreams have a corner.

– eab, 5/19/17

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We live in three worlds:

The real, the imaginary, and the dream.

The real has nuts and bolts and such

And quit clutters our lives with lint.

The imaginary we can fill day or night

With things we like to invent.

But the world of dreams is different

Its neither tangible nor created by us;

It opens without our behest

And closes again without fuss.

It is peopled by friends known long ago

Or by strangers, strangers who came at night.

Dreams mix-up our acquaintances

Until, though out of place, seem right.

Dreams can scare us into awakening

So glad the cliff or lion scene

Was not quit completed, or if so

The lion wasn’t even mean.

Or dreams can send us into a humorous world

Where logic can go or stay,

And we ‘waken ourselves laughing

And wonder why it’s colored this way.

Oh, we live in three worlds here and now:

The real, the invented, and dreams

But in the one we control least of all

Is the one famous for its night-time themes.

– eab, Feb. ‘96

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