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Pro 15.33

“The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom;

& before honor is humility.”



8 of 47 “…Give ear; be not PROUD: for the LORD hath spoken”(Jer 13.15)

Psa 40.4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the PROUD, nor such as turn aside to lies.


“The sign of Christianity is not a cross

but a tongue of fire.”

– Samuel Chadwick /Humanity & God/



There are “Now I lay me’s,”

And “Thank You for the spuds.”

There are “help me’s for this test,”

And, “Father, I need new duds!”

There is “If You’ll get me out of here,”

And, “Lord, I’d sure like to shoot a deer.”

But none of these, no matter how sincere

Compare to, “Lord, I love You, I’m glad you’re near.”

– eab, Oct. ‘89


“Ritual always appeals to the nursery. The…drapery, processions & awesome ritual

impress those who have no deeper vision.”

– Samuel Chadwick /Humanity & God/


Are you interested in Truth? Are you more interested in “unvarnished Truth” than you were a year ago? Five yrs ago? We’re living in an age of deception: what looks like metal is plastic, what appears to be wood is paper; worse what is “sold” as fact, is fiction. I beg of you – for your sake & the sake of your family – become a man/woman who seeks Truth & is not lead astray by the shallowness/fakeness surrounding us. -10/7/19


Pro 23.23

“Buy the truth & sell it not; also wisdom,

& instruction, & understanding.”


“The world has suffered & not been wrought on enough by the Holy Spirit because the church

has been unfaithful unwilling & unyielded to the Holy Spirit & His employment.”

– Joshua Stauffer


God never told one prophet He was Proud of him. Jesus said to no disciple, “I’m so Proud of how you handled that.” Why, WHY are holiness people (out of whom Pride should be removed) repeatedly using Pride or Proud about their children/grandkids etc.? My memory goes back to the 40’s & I’ve never seen a time with more people used “Proud/Pride” than now. Christian, these words, & the carnality behind, them must be pulled out of your life. – 10/7/19


“We cannot take Him in our arms [as Simeon did] but we can take Him in our hearts.

Do you have Him there?”

– Joshua Stauffer

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Pro 15.33 +

Pro 15.33

“The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom;

& before honor is humility.”



4 of 47 “…Give ear; be not PROUD: for the LORD hath spoken”(Jer 13.15)

Job 40.11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is PROUD, and abase him.


“When he thought about Father, he thought about heaven!”

– Albert Barr, sermon, 6/16/1991



The birch tree gracefully dropped its leaves.

Its neighboring spruce said, “I’ll hold these”

Holds them as decorations briefly seen

Golden fragments clinging to evergreen.

– eab, 9/24/06


So you’re planning on getting married (or just got married). As a man happily married for 58+ yrs, I highly recommend this holy state – best “state” on earth. But I’m going to warn you. The devil hates few things worse than a happy, pure marriage. He’ll fight you. He’ll point out her peculiarities & temp you to be galled by them. The devil will show you his oddities (“Why would anyone like ___”) & temp you to be impatient. Pray for each other. Forgive (without being asked) your love’s “stupid” actions/words. Know that satan is out to ruin your happy home but he can’t unless you let him. DON’T. – 9/26/19


“Fasting becomes a ‘hunger strike’ against God.”

– Albert Barr, sermon, 6/22/1997


Only God deserves 100%, unquestioned loyalty. No church, no government earns this. “My bishop – my superintendent – my governor – my senator – my president – – – right or wrong.” IS wrong! God warrants 100% devotion – He is 100% right. No man is. Pray & Think seriously about who you “support.” – 9/26/19


1Th 5.24

“Faithful is he that calleth you,

who also will do it.”


“We are destined eternally to spend eternity

where our treasures are.”

– Daryl D Hausman, sermon, 6/15/’95


God has called us all to witness. It may be with words or non-verbally. It may be via a difficult to learn language of another continent or in the vernacular of your native Appalachian or Rocky Mt. valley. It is not just a “preacher thing.” Witnessing may come when least expected, even in what is, for you, a crisis hour. And – witnessing is not telling Bill he should not smoke (he already senses that) but rather in words (or non-verbally) letting him glimpse the joy Jesus has given you. – 9/26/19


“Prayer is like work – it moves something.”

– Tillman Harris

[1] Written after Martha noticed leaves on the way to church (Murie Lane, N Pole, AK) with Andrew/Vonnie and family.

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