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Christmas 1976   Leave a comment

Christmas 1976 II-RT_edited-1

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Thanks to Uncle Randy for touching up the photograph!

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With my sister and Santa Claus

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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.

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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.

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

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Go Forward   1 comment

Go Forward

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

There were mountains at the Sea of Reeds, a wetland?

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 26, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS REMACLUS OF MAASTRICHT, THEODORE OF MAASTRICHT, LAMBERT OF MAASTRICHT, HUBERT OF MAASTRICHT AND LIEGE, AND FLORIBERT OF LIEGE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS; SAINT LANDRADA OF MUNSTERBILSEN, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBESS; AND SAINTS OTGER OF UTRECHT, PLECHELM OF GUELDERLAND, AND WIRO, ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES

THE FEAST OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI, POET

THE FEAST OF SAINT PASCHASIUS RADBERTUS, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT

THE FEAST OF ROBERT HUNT, FIRST ANGLICAN CHAPLAIN AT JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA

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Ex. 14, 15

From the human viewpoint this was a gloomy time–the sea in front, mountains on either side.  Pharaoh’s host in pursuit.  No earthly power promised deliverance.

I.

It was God’s cause.  He is a God that takes sides, is not indifferent when the good of men is involved.  They cried to God, as did Moses.

II.

God directed them to go forward.  That was the one only way out.  “Theirs not to reason why.”  Let them heed God’s voice.  He would make a way of escape from the perils of the hour, and all would be well.

III.

This is God’s call to the his church–go forward to larger conquests and service.

(a)  The cause is his.  He needs the devotion of loyal hearts.  Righteousness must win, else all is lost.

(b)  We are his.  He has brought us to this hour for such a time as this.  He claims us for his service.  There must be no let up on our part.  The salvation of the world depends upon the loyal service of his people.  Shall his soldiers surrender to Satan?

IV.

In every crisis let the church arouse itself and stand true to him.  This is the way to impress the world for good.  It will give little heed to us in the future if we falter now.  Continue to press forward in every good cause.  God is calling for valiant service.

Be good soldiers of Jesus Christ.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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

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Corn Seed Germination and Parts of the Carrot   Leave a comment

Biology Drawings Folder Top

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I noticed that the teacher gave most of my father’s high school biology drawings good grades.  They do look indicative of concentrated effort.

My father graduated from Summerville High School, Summerville, Georgia, in 1962.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Corn Seed Germination

Carrot

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God Liberates the Oppressed   1 comment

God Liberates the Oppressed

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

I know that Moses was a prince.  Yet I have strong doubts that he was ever the heir to the throne.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 26, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS REMACLUS OF MAASTRICHT, THEODORE OF MAASTRICHT, LAMBERT OF MAASTRICHT, HUBERT OF MAASTRICHT AND LIEGE, AND FLORIBERT OF LIEGE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS; SAINT LANDRADA OF MUSSTERBILSEN, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBESS; AND SAINTS OTGER OF UTRECHT, PLECHELM OF GUNDRLAND, AND WIRO, ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES

THE FEAST OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI, POET

THE FEAST OF SAINT PASCHASIUS RADBERTUS, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT

THE FEAST OF ROBERT HUNT, FIRST ANGLICAN CHAPLAIN AT JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA

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Ex. 3, 9-10 & 12a

“Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me:  and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.  Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt.”…And he said, “Certainly I will be with thee….”

The Authorized Version

I.

The children of Israel were in bondage, suffering intolerable conditions–driven like cattle, children had no prospect of opportunities worthy of a human being.

II.

God willed better things for them, that they, and through them, others, might be blest.  He would break their bitter bondage and make them a great people.

III.

He needed a man to lead them out.  It was a bold, daring undertaking to demand of Pharaoh to let them depart.

He had the man.  Moses was trained and had renounced his place as the heir to the throne and cast his lot with his peoplel.  He and God could deliver his people with a great deliverance.

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God is mightily concerned about the sinful bondage that rules so many today.  He has better things for them all.  He would save everyone and lift them up into the freedom of gospel truth–make them free indeed.

This is the work to which he calls the church.  Her message is what men everywhere need.

He and the church, with her ministry of truth and grace, can uplift and save men everywhere.

May we, like Moses, hear and heed his call to lead and deliver man from the bitter tyranny of sin and oppression.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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

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