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Lloyd Glen Bishop, 1944   Leave a comment

Lloyd Glen Bishop 1944

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Lloyd Glen Bishop (1927-2003) was my mother’s father.  That side of my lineage has proven genetically dominant, at least regarding outward appearance.  I look at this photograph and recognize the family resemblance.

He would have been about seventeen years old in this picture.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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This is post #1050 of this weblog.

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Posted April 24, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Lloyd Glen Bishop 1940s

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Loyalty to Christ   2 comments

Loyalty to Christ

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Mark 10, 51-52

I.

Jesus responded to this man’s faith and healed him.  He believed Jesus could and in confidence asked him to do it. “Thy faith hath made thee whole.”  “According to your faith.”

II.

He followed Jesus–was henceforth loyal to him, clung to him, lived a new life.

(1)  Every man needs something beyond himself as the center and inspiration of life, something to give meaning and coherence to life.  Why?

(a)  We are made that way.  Men who deal with souls trying to help them find it true.  Without it life will break down.

Loss of faith in God and immortality may cause the nerves to shatter and the health to fail.

(b)  The Holy Spirit dwelling in us will “quicken our mortal bodies” (Rom. 8, 11).  He animates the body, and this helps even health.  Much more does his presence give peace and joy and power to meet life well.

III.

God in Christ is the only worthy, adequate object of our loyalty.  “Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.”

He will help in every time of need.  “My grace is sufficient for thee.”

Let us reaffirm our loyalty to him and be true to him always.

“Holy is his name.”

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted April 24, 2014 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 A-L, Mark, Romans

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My Great-Grandfather and My Grandfather   Leave a comment

Ren and Lloyd

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From left to right:

William Lorenzo “Ren” Bishop (1889-1964)

Lloyd Glen Bishop (1927-2003)

“Have Faith in God.”   1 comment

Have Faith in God

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Mark 11, 22

“Without faith it is impossible to please God.”  “He that cometh to God must believe that he is,” etc.

I.

He is a God whom man can know.  He is not far removed, but near and approachable and will reveal himself to the trustful soul.  We will know him in a saving experience of his grace; His is a fatherly voice.

II.

We may have communion with him.  “I will sup with him and he with me.”  We may tell him our needs, our perplexities and sorrows, as well as our joys.  “He cares” and will incline his ears unto our cries.  “Everything to God in prayer.”

III.

Coming into our hearts he makes a great difference in our lives.

He makes all things new–our thoughts, desires, affections, deeds.

He gives us power to have victory.

Joy and peace are ours and comfort in all things.  O what a change he works.

Let us trust him fully in all things, have a strong, unshrinking faith.  Thus we will triumph.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted April 24, 2014 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 A-L, Mark

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Lloyd Glen Bishop, Looking Dapper   2 comments

Lloyd Bishop Dapper 01

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Lloyd Glen Bishop (1927-2003) was my grandfather.

These excellent photographs of him as a young man came into my possession recently.  They are too good not to share.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Lloyd Bishop Dapper 02

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Posted April 24, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Lloyd Glen Bishop 1940s

Who Calls?   Leave a comment

Who Calls

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EDITOR’S COMMENTS:

I, for reasons beyond my control, have this document in partial form; the top of the sheet, with scriptural citations listed, is mostly absent.

My great-grandfather used “professor” to indicate one who professes Christian faith, not one who teaches at an institution of postsecondary education.

I imagine that Jesus terrified the money changers at the Temple one day.  They, of course, had it coming.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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THE FEAST OF JOHANN WALTER, COMPOSER

THE FEAST OF THE SEVEN MARTYRS OF THE MELANESIAN BROTHERHOOD

THE FEAST OF TOYOHIKO KAGAWA, TEACHER AND EVANGELIST

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I.

Who calls?  Jesus Christ, the Son of  God and Saviour–he who died for us all.  Give me your heart and follow me.  To all who come he grants his saving grace.

II.

Great as this is, it is just the beginning of the new life.  He has much to show us and teach us.

Not every act of professors is Christian–far from it. How learn?

(a)  Jesus gives us a great example and great principles–not a set of rules, for that tends of Pharisaism.  Follow him–live like Christ.

(b)  Righteousness.  Did he ever do an unrighteous thing?  “Which of you convicteth me of sin?”

(c)  Love governed all.  How compassionate he was with the erring!  Not one unkind, revengeful word or deed.  Whom did he slander?  Our courts guard us here.

(d)  He suffered wrong rather than retaliate.  It may be hard, but it is the best way out.

III.

Follow him and he will so transform your life as to make it sublime.  His steps “end at his throne.”  The only way there is to follow him.

Begin now and be true to the end.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted April 24, 2014 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1914-1956

Oil Fields, Mexia, Texas   Leave a comment

Oil Fields 01

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William Lorenzo “Ren” Bishop (1889-1964), my great-grandfather, spent part of his working life in the oil industry in Texas.  These postcards came from his collection.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Oil Fields 02

Oil Fields 03

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Posted April 24, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Texas, William Lorenzo "Ren" Bishop (1889-1964)

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