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Pro 5.18 +

Pro 5.18

“…rejoice with the wife of thy youth.” [[ Bryans were married at 18 ]]

 

‘Tis Anniversary Week * #6 (last in series). When a happily married man & wife finish 15 yrs they’re glad & want more time together. When they mark 20, they may say, “Let’s do another 20.” J At the big silver anniversary they look ahead to making it 50 yrs. Even at 30 yrs they may dream of another 30 (as God wills). We are at 57. Reality says there will not be another 57. Life has slowed down. Retirement is being enjoyed. Now it’s time to relish each year – make that month? Week? No. Find pleasure in each day & count your blessings, yes, the little ones. I wish my wife a Happy, Happy, Happy 57th. – eab, June 18

 

“Carnal nature is the perversion of the human nature.”

– Phillip Dickinson, sermon, 10/12/03

 

* TRINITY * (12.)

Heb 9.14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge…

 

 

we’ve been “we”

It seems incredible – can it be?

We’re married 50 years, you and me?

Let’s check the calendar and see.

Math seems right, down to the “T.”

Once single she, once only he,

Now a long time, we’ve been “we.”

– eab, 6/30/11 >> note date <<

 

Luk 16.23a & 24b

“And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments…

“…send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.”

 

“I hope So-n-So burns in hell!” No sinner should say that; no saint does. It is a very wicked wish & a very ignorant statement. Anyone wanting someone else to go to hell has a super evil heart themselves. And it shows an extremely shallow understanding of the torments. “Flames” “No water” “Memory” “No escape.” I would not wish the last dog that bit me (in Phoenix), to go to hell, let-alone-a-human. – eab, 6/28/18

 

“…Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing

that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.”

– C S Lewis, /Mere Christianity/

 

Why adult fascination with “Make Believe”? Don’t be offended – my question is serious. This post isn’t intended to hurt (I hope it awakens). Adults waste millions of dollars & misuse millions of hours watching movies they *know* aren’t real. Why? They travel miles & pay big bucks to see: false walls, plastic trees, styrofoam castles, fabrications, & things hollow (structure & meaning). Why? There’s a place (I “hear”) called “Magic Kingdom.” Why are adults intrigued by unreal – God has untold realities for us?

– eab, 6/24/18

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Pro 5.18 +

Pro 5.18

“Let thy fountain be blessed: and

rejoice with the wife of thy youth.”

 

‘Tis Anniversary Week # 3. I never went to college a day I wasn’t married (don’t say, “It can’t be done”). By the time I turned my tassel (BA, major in Literature) I was dad, twice. Before I arrived at my first teaching locale, Bro Herron told me not to tell how young we were when we married – I don’t recall that I did (back then). Martha & I had matching (Sears, 3-speed) “English” bikes & while she rode Lincoln (the blond) behind her, I rode Andrew (brown hair) behind me. Hobe was fun to our adventuresome hearts: FL was new to us. Teaching new. Our friend list expanded. Life was great. June 18

 

“Love expresses itself in forgiveness.”

– Doug Cox, sermon, 5/11/05

 

Have Japanese beetles? Cut off milk-jug top, except handle (bigger the opening, the better). Fill 1/3 with water & mix in small amount of dish soap. Hold below bug (they tend to drop to ground or drop to open wings to fly) with one hand, & gently shake leaf or brush bug into jug with other hand. I tried this last PM; caught scores (didn’t count) & not one flew out of jug, all drowned. Higher ones are harder to reach but their habit of dropping works to your favor.

– eab, 6/26/18

 

Limited Gold

The man too concerned with profit, will never a prophet be.

The man who’s a true prophet, likely will no profit see.

He sees such value in the truths of the God of heaven

He can’t get excited about limited gold and earthly “leaven.”

– eab, June 2013

 

Gen 1.26

“And God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.’”

 

The “author” of evolution was not Darwin. But the author’s name does begin with a “D.” It is the devil. The object was not for man to better understand man, but to distance man from his Creator. Evolution is a lie so it shouldn’t surprise us that it’s traceable directly to satan. BTW, because it is being taught as a fact, doesn’t in the least diminish from its being an anti-Bible lie.

– eab, 6/25/18

 

“…Evil is a parasite not an original thing…”

– C S Lewis, /Mere Chrisitianity/

 

Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. The 1%. The 99%. Republicans. Democrats. Pro-war. Anti-war. Your team. Your neighbor’s team. Law enforcement in battle gear. Law enforcement shouldn’t have battle gear. Pro-Israel. Anti-Israel. Organic. GMO. (You may add to these dichotomies.) I’ve been noticing memes/posts trying to get us to fight this/defend that. These (the best of ‘em) divert hearts from the eternally significant division: Christ’s Ascending Kingdom or satan’s failing kingdom. Guard. Your. Heart.

– eab, 6/25/18

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