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Christmas 1976   Leave a comment

Christmas 1976 II-RT_edited-1

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Thanks to Uncle Randy for touching up the photograph!

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With my sister and Santa Claus

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Revelation 22, 2 and Ezekiel 47, 12   2 comments

Revelation 22 and Ezekiel 47

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I.

Salvation likened to a river whose source is the throne of God.  Small at first, it becomes a mighty stream.  Along its banks grows the tree of life, whose fruit fails not.  Its leaves are a healing balm for all our ills.  This is “a balm in Gilead.”

II.

So there is hope for all who turn to God.  Man fails, but God never [fails].

(1)  Evil desires lead to evil deeds.  They need to be taken away and desire for good things made regnant.  How badly it is needed.  “Let brotherly love continue.”  “Love thy neighbor as thyself” that the Golden Rule may become our delight.

(2)  Ill will works so much hurt.  He came to take it away and replace it with good will.  This would cure the hurt of the nations, drive away war and establish peace.

(3)  He will destroy fear and give confidence, trust, and love to all.  The whole attitude of our lives will become new and Christlike.

God speed the day when salvation shall flow down as a mighty river, causing every good thing to live and beautify the whole life of our race in all the world.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

My Father, Middle-to-Late 1970s   2 comments

Jack Taylor 1970s

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My father was in his thirties at the time.

That decade of life seemed old to me once.  Aging has a way of changing one’s perspective regarding such matters.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

Take Fast Hold of Instruction   1 comment

Take Fast Hold of Instruction

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Proverbs 4, 13

I.

All of us alike begin the life void of knowledge.  All we ever know we learn from others.  None can know it all; there is too much and we also lack time.

II.

Knowledge is power, the working tools of life.  We should equip ourselves for usefulness, learn all we can; we will need it and more.

III.

Hence we should very much appreciate every opportunity to learn.  A good teacher is a great benefactor, a fine friend, a mighty blessing to the eager mind.

“Take fast hold of instruction,” be eager to learn every truth you can and make it your own.  It will make your life fuller, stronger, fuller, richer.

IV.

Let wisdom learn how best to use knowledge.  Walk in wisdom’s ways; avoid the evil, pass not by it, turn from it.  Not to do so will make one miserable, rob life of its joy.

“The path of the just is as the shining light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted April 26, 2014 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 M-Z, Proverbs

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Lloyd Glen Bishop, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1950   Leave a comment

Lloyd Glen Bishop 1950

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My grandfather’s decades-long career was in immigration.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

A Good Name   1 comment

A Good Name

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Prov. 22, 1

I.

To make and hold a good name, to be well-spoken of.  We have a good or a poor reputation–name.  Everyone may have a good name.

II.

We are daily building a name.  Every word and deed, our very manner, enters into it.  You are ever becoming the kind of person you are going to be, so no word or act is of small moment.

(1)  Some inherit a fine name.  It should be highly prized.  Money can’t purchase it, one act may destroy it.

(2)  But everyone can make a good name, though his inheritance may not have been good.  It will take time and labor, but it is worth it.  A bad man may have wealth, but what of it without the satisfaction of having a good name?

Poor people may be rich in the fine name they have and the kindly good will of the people.

III.

It is better than great riches–above rubies.  It recommends religion to others and points them to the true values of life.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted April 26, 2014 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 A-L, Proverbs

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Lloyd Glen Bishop, U.S. Navy, 1940s   Leave a comment

Lloyd Glen Bishop--Navy

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My grandfather served in the U.S. Navy after World War II.  Here we see him standing between two buddies,

Bill Gay and Robert Anderson.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

Posted April 26, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Lloyd Glen Bishop 1940s

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