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Asbury United Methodist Church, Appling County, Georgia   Leave a comment

Asbury UMC I

Images Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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My father served as pastor of this congregation from June 1996 to June 1998.

Asbury UMC II

Asbury UMC III

Asbury UMC IV

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A Prayer   Leave a comment

Snowy Day January 12, 2014 XXVI

Above:  Snow, Athens, Georgia, February 12, 2014

Images Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Drifting softly, silently down,

Cov’ring the earth so bare and brown

With a glistening mantle of spotless white,

Falleth the beautiful snow.

Thus,  O Saviour, I pray that my life,

Else dark and barren, with discord rife,

Now washed in Thy blood and made spotless white,

May be clothed with righteousness.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA

1902

Snowy Day January 12, 2014 XXVII

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Teri the Dog   Leave a comment

Teri the Dog Hopewell

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Photograph Setting = the patio at the parsonage of the South Baxley Charge (Hopewell-Crosby Chapel), Appling County, Georgia, where our family lived from June 1982 to June 1985

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Teri the Terrier was a rescue dog with three good legs and a full dose of attitude and a vigorous bark.  She, a canine sweetheart, was small enough for us to bathe in the kitchen sink.  Then, of course, she ran outside and rolled around in the dirt, for soil is like canine perfume, apparently.

Teri ran away on moving day in June 1985.  We planned to take her with us, but she darted off.  We had to move on schedule, so we went on our way.  I hope that Teri found a good home.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

Class Hymn of the Barrett-Wesley Bible Class, Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Augusta, Georgia   Leave a comment

A Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship MECS 1874

Above:  The Spine of My Copy of A Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public, Domestic, and Social Worship (Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1874)

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandparents were at the Asbury Circuit, Augusta, Georgia, from late 1914 to late 1916.  The former Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, South, has become Asbury United Methodist Church.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 12, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF CLELAND KINLOCH NELSON, EPISCOPAL BISHOP OF GEORGIA; LATER BISHOP OF ATLANTA

THE FEAST OF FANNY J. CROSBY, HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF FRIEDRICH SCHLIERMACHER, GERMAN CALVINIST THEOLOGIAN

THE FEAST OF IMMANUEL KANT, PHILOSOPHER

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Incarnate Lord, Thee we adore,

Abide with us forever more.

Thou art the vine, Thy branches we,

Keep us in perfect unity.

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Oh may Thy love to us constrain

Our hearts a like love to attain:

Thy matchless life our pattern be,

Since serving others we serve Thee.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

1914-1916

Christmas 1982   Leave a comment

Christmas 1982 I

Images Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Photographs taken inside the parsonage of the South Baxley Charge (Hopewell-Crosby Chapel), The United Methodist Church, Appling County, Georgia, where our family lived from June 1982 to June 1985

Christmas 1982 II

Christmas 1982 III

Christmas 1982 IV

Christmas 1982 V

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A Prayer   Leave a comment

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Above:  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Newnan, Georgia, January 26, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Lord, Thou knowest all my heart,–

How longingly it pants for Thee.

Holy Father, now impart

Thy Spirit to abide with me.

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But the heart that is Thy home,

Must form all taint of sin be free:

Oh Lord, in Thy mercy come,

Cleanse me from all iniquity.

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Make me white and pure within,

Fit temple for Thy blest abode;

Soul and body free from sin,

And yielded wholly to my God.

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Come!  On me Thy grace bestow;

I yield myself forever Thine:

Dwell in me, and through me show

Thy wondrous love, Thy power divine.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

PALMETTO, GEORGIA

1905

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Taylor House, Summerville, Georgia, With the Old Fence   Leave a comment

Summerville House with Old Fence

Image Source = Randolph Fleming Taylor

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This is an image from the lifetime of my great-grandfather, John Dodson Taylor, Sr. (1860-1936).  In the background one sees the old north wing of the house–a wing demolished in the 1960s.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR