Posts Tagged ‘praise the Lord’

Just returned from celebrating

Moma Stel’s (Martha’s mom) 95th Birthday – April 29. Can’t prove it but suspicion she set a record. She had 3 of her 3 children there and all 3 mates. She had 10 of her 10 grandchildren there and 6 of their mates – other 4 are alive but didn’t make it. She had 3 of 3 Roush g.g. (great-grandchildren), 2 of 3 Vernon g.g., 2 of 2 Hunt g.g., 3 of 4 Sams g.g. 3 of 3 Funton g.g., 6 of 6 E.A.Bryan g.g., 2 of 2 L.S.Bryan g.g., 4 of 4 Hausman g.g., and 6 of 6 Dickinson g.g. Her only great, great-grand, Carson made it – sorry his mom couldn’t. (The above represents 16 weddings and 0 divorces – Praise the Lord.) There were 5 niece/nephews from her siblings, & 14 from her husband’s siblings. Friends, old & new, and church connections filled the number to at least 110.

– eab, 5/3/17

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“The Cleansing Wave”

 Oh, now I see the cleansing wave!
The fountain deep and wide;
Jesus, my Lord, mighty to save,
Points to His wounded side.



The cleansing stream I see! I see!
I plunge, and oh, it cleanseth me!
Oh, praise the Lord! It cleanseth me!
It cleanseth me—yes, cleanseth me.


I rise to walk in Heav’n’s own light,
Above the world and sin,
With heart made pure and garments white,
And Christ enthroned within.


I see the new creation rise;
I hear the speaking blood.
It speaks! Polluted nature dies!
Sinks ’neath the cleansing flood.


Amazing grace! ’tis Heav’n below
To feel the blood applied,
And Jesus, only Jesus know,
My Jesus crucified.

Phoebe Palmer Knapp died this date, 7/10/1908.   She was born, 3/9/1839, the daughter Dr. and Mrs. Wal­ter C. Palm­er (Phoebe).   At sixteen years of age she married Joseph Fair­field Knapp, an official of Met­ro­pol­i­tan Life In­sur­ance Com­pa­ny.   They were Methodists.

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