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  1. Here in the Urbanova congregation this is the month of the family, for our messages. Last Sunday, on that first couple to be created. Today, the roles of husband and wife.

  2. So that people don't freak out, on the 23rd, we'll talk about Jesus' physical family. What should I say about them?

  3. Much font search and experimentation today. That ought to do me for the rest of the year.

  4. What is our life but a vapor, but a vain attempt to drive down a stake to hold us here, when every connection to earth will soon be broken?

  5. Heaven and earth and hell are in the hands of God, and every creature, man himself and all his plans and dreams.

  6. An original verse: The name of man and all his fine devices / Avail him nothing, neither his sacrifices.

  7. A Bible verse: "Then I confessed my sin; I no longer covered up my wrongdoing. I said, 'I will confess my rebellious acts to the Lord.' And then you forgave my sins" Psa 32.5.


This entry is from the dictionary of the 1947 Dickson Bible, my grandmother's copy, and it reminded me of a friend:

Bee. Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey, would denote that bees were numerous (Ex. 3.8; Ezek. 27.7). They lived in rocks and woods (Ps. 81.16; 1 Sam. 24.25; Ezek. 27.17). Their activities are described (Deut. 1.44; Ps. 118.12; Isa. 7.18).


Here's the tag for Christmas on my blog. See what got wrote and pics posted over the past few years. Am I Scrooge or what?

No Scrooge here — I like the tree and presents,
The table of food, and family, the tender feeling,
Reminders of divine and daily blessing,
The words of friends, and time for thought and healing.


After getting home from CrossFit, drinking my veggie protein shake, and taking a shower, I walked down to the swim school and watched the grandkids splash. Joel and I chatted. Afterwards, I walked them to their apartment building. Stopped on the way back at Dona Lina and bought some bread and sweets, then popped in at my neighbor's workout gym and visited with him. He and I are studying the Word together, next time will be tomorrow afternoon. Then back home for some iced (Earl Grey) tea and that fresh bread.


I sang next to DD in FHU Chorale's last song.

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God blessed us with a beautiful, powerful evening at the Fourth Street church in Selmer, Tennessee. The Presidential Trek had one of it's greatest blessings yet as we joined the Freed-Hardeman Chorale for an evening together! The Fourth Street congregation rolled out the red carpet with a welcoming bulletin board, kind words and fresh cut arrangements accompanying a lovely dinner. It was even complete with musical note napkins. We extend a big thank you to FHU Trustee Robert Shackelford and his wife Alison for hosting a pizza supper for area wide youth before services at the Civic Center, as well as their careful attention to every detail throughout the evening. What an evening! From the FHU side of things, allow me to say that the Dr. McKnight led Chorale was so powerful we found tears in our eyes several times. Talent, preparation and passion are beautiful characteristics to behold. Also, I note the fact that our team from Community Engagment had completed Rush just a few hours before we left for this Trek. (Read that sentence again.) I'm constantly amazed with the dedication of our Freed-Hardeman family. Tonight I will pray in thanksgiving for the 4th Street congregation, The FHU Chorale, our Trek Team and all the wonderful souls God has allowed us to meet this weekend. All glory to Him. @freedhardeman

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