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Art by Lloyd Glen Bishop, 1945-1946 (II)   Leave a comment

Lighthouse 1945-1946

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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My grandfather drew very well.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Art by Lloyd Glen Bishop, 1945-1946 (I)   Leave a comment

Landscape 1945-1946

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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My grandfather drew very well.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Art by Lloyd Glen Bishop, 1946 (II)   Leave a comment

January 18, 1946

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Dated January 18, 1946

My grandfather drew very well.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Art by Lloyd Glen Bishop, 1946 (I)   Leave a comment

January 16, 1946

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Dated January 16, 1946

My grandfather drew very well.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Art by Lloyd Glen Bishop, 1945 (VI)   Leave a comment

Deserted House December 23, 1945

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Dated December 23, 1945

My grandfather drew very well.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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God of the High and the Lowly   1 comment

God of the High and the Lowly

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Isa. 57, 15

I.

The vastness of the universe impels us to think of God as the High and Mighty one.  We are confronted with limitless space and the mighty forces that hold the planets in their orbits, moving with the utmost precision.  He is of infinite power and greatness.

II.

The study of the microscopic world is also very impressive.  He also created the bacteria visible only through the microscope.  Wisdom and infinitude are revealed here too.

III.

God inhabits eternity, dwelling in the High and holy place.  We need a God of might to supply our great needs and embolden us in the presence of the titanic forces we confront–even death itself.  “And have the keys of death and the grave.”  “All power is given unto me.”

IV.

“I dwell…with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit.”  Our infinite God who governs the universe delights to answer the prayer of the humble soul, he is inclined unto our cry.  He who marks the sparrow’s fall, and who numbers the hairs of our heads, who is of infinite love, delights to help us “to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite one.”

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Art by Lloyd Glen Bishop, 1945 (V)   Leave a comment

January 14, 1945

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Dated January 14, 1945

My grandfather drew very well.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Our Divine Intercessor   1 comment

Our Divine Intercessor

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Isa. 53, 12b

…and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Authorized Version

I.

To redeem us our Lord bore our sins in his own body on the tree, died for us that he might win our love and save us.  All of this despite our sins, our unloveliness, our unworthiness.  Love led him to Calvary.

II.

He prayed for the transgressor, for those who crucified him.  “Father, forgive them; they know not what they do.”  He undertook for them.

Hence sinners have another chance as we seek pardon in his name and long to live righteous lives.

How very much we owe to his intercession for us!

III.

Jesus set us an example that we should follow.  We, too, should intercede for others, pray that they may be led to Christ for saving power.  Thereby many have been prevailed upon to come to him.  “The effected fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

Take somebody on your heart and pray for them.  What a privilege it is is.  God will use your prayers for his good.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

A Grandfather and Two Grandmothers, 1969   Leave a comment

Grandparents 1969

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Taken in the front room of the old family house, Summerville, Georgia

From left to right:

John Dodson Taylor, Jr. (1905-1976)

Nell Barrett Taylor (1915-2001)

Barbara Bishop

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

Abraham   1 comment

Abraham I

Abraham II

Above:  The Pages of the Original Document

Images Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S NOTES:

  1. The proper label for those who practice Islam is Muslims (alternatively, Moslems), of course.
  2. I make no apologies for the near-sacrifice of Isaac.  If my father had tried to sacrifice me….  http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/arguing-with-god/
  3. My opinion of Abraham is considerably more nuanced than my great-grandfather’s opinion of him.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MARCH 27, 2014 COMMON ERA

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Heb. 11, 8-10

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The greatest man of antiquity, the father of those who believe in the one true God–Jews, Mohammedans, and Christians.  In a day of vague ideas of God he recognized the unity and personality of God.

II.

Moral rather than intellectual greatness, exalted and pure faith, so profound that he obeyed God unhesitatingly.

(a)  A man of peace, magnanimous toward Lot–“let there be no strife,” etc.  Rescued Lot from his captors–brave.

(b)  Man of prayer–interceded for pardon, very humble and reverent about it.

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Of great faith:

(1)  The birth of Isaac when he was an old man.  He believed God’s word regarding it.

(2)  The offering of Isaac, the supreme test of his faith.  How then could he be the father of a great and mighty nation?  But if God called he would obey:  he had nothing too good to devote to God.

(3)  The father of the faithful and “the friend of God.”

“By faith Abraham.”  By faith all may become great before God and be the friend of God.  May our faith prove equal to every emergency.

O for a faith that will not shrink,

Though pressed by every foe,

That will not tremble on the brink

Of any earthly woe!

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That will not murmur nor complain

Beneath the chastening rod,

But in the hour of grief or pain,

Will lean upon its God.

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A faith that shines more bright and clear

When tempests rage without;

That when in danger knows no fear,

In darkness knows no doubt.

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Lord, give us such a faith as this;

And then, whate’er may come,

I’ll taste e’en now the hallowed bliss

Of an eternal home.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT