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Descendants of John Barrett and William Winburn (XXIX)   Leave a comment

WILLIAM WINBURN (1806-1886) (II)

Parmelia A. E. Winburn Smith

Descendants 18B

Descendants 18C

William Winburn (1806-1886) and Elizabeth Pendley Winburn (1811-1851) were my great-great-great-grandparents.

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This is post #1100 of ORIGINAL POEMS AND FAMILY HISTORY BLOG.

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Loyalty   1 comment

Loyalty I

Loyalty II

Above:  The Original Documents

Images Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandfather served as the pastor of Underwood Memorial Methodist Church (now Tenth Street Underwood Memorial United Methodist Church), Atlanta, Georgia, from late 1938 to his retirement in late 1945.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 22, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF GENE BRITTON, EPISCOPAL PRIEST

THE FEAST OF CESAR CHAVEZ, LABOR UNION LEADER

THE FEAST OF CHARLES HAMILTON HOUSTON, ATTORNEY

THE FEAST OF SAINT FIDELIS OF SIGMARINGEN, CAPUCHIN FRIAR AND MARTYR

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To whomsoever I shall send thee thou shalt go.

–Jeremiah 1, 7 (Authorized Version)

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God has a place of service for every one of us.  To fill that place he calls.  Each one has his own duty to perform.  We ourselves must do it, or it will go undone.  Others can do no more than their own part.  Hence God’s cause will languish if we neglect our own work.

II.

The least God can expect is loyalty, fidelity.  His cause is so important that slight indifference hurts.

Be true to Christ:

(1)  By turning from every wrong.  A seemingly small sin may ruin our influence or wreck a soul.

(2)  Be loyal by zealously attending church services.

You expect the pastor to be faithful; is it less your duty to be equally so?

What sort of a church would Underwood be if every member were just like me?

Your zeal will help boost the church and help reach souls.

III.

“Thou shalt go.”

God looks to you.  How dare anyone be out of his place any time?  Will you be true?  Can your pastor and God depend on you?

If my hand slackened I should rob God–since he is fullest good, leaving a blank instead of violins.  He could not make Antonio Stradivari’s violins without Antonio.”–George Elliott

“You are God’s opportunity in your day.  He has waited for ages for a person just like you.  If you refuse him then God loses his opportunity which he sought through you, and he will never have another, for there will never be another on earth just like you.”

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“Bring to God your gift, my brother.

He’ll not need to call another;

You will do;

He will add his blessing to it,

And the two of you will do it,

God and you.”

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Will you go away from this service to forget this appeal from God, or will you bestir your soul and be in your place?

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

An Exhortation to Prayer   1 comment

An Exhortation to Prayer

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Ps. 122, 6-9

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Jerusalem, capital of the nation, and the place of the Temple–hence national and spiritual prosperity.

II.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem–that it be saved, the the nation and church, from all strife, that peace and love may abound.  “Peace be within thy walls and prosperity within thy palaces.”  Peace is necessary to prosperity–war and strife are always disruptive.

True nationality and religiosity.  Hence “live peaceably with all men.”  “Let the peace of God rule (arbitrate) in your hearts;” Do nothing contrary to peace.

III.

“For my brethren and companion’s sakes” I will say it.  I want to see them enjoy peace and prosperity–I want their souls to prosper.  The salvation of immortal [souls] is dear to me; I would not say or do anything to harm their souls’ highest interest.  “Their happiness is my happiness.

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“Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.”  The public welfare is centered in the church and religion.  I want the church to prosper at Underwood and all around the world.  Its prosperity is my constant prayer and effort.  And the need is so great.

Let us, this Conference year, prayer as does the Psalmist for every public and private good, that souls may be built up in Him.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

More Family History Pictures and Writings Coming Soon   1 comment

Barrett Papers

Above:  George W. Barrett Documents I Retrieved Recently

Photograph Dated December 31, 2013

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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This month, during a visit to Americus, Georgia, I retrieved a number of documents and photographs, many of which I will use to update this weblog.  There were more George W. Barrett sermon outlines, most of which I can date to 1938-1942 because of a certain document.

List of Pastors

Photograph Dated December 31, 2013

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

I can even name the congregation–Underwood Memorial Methodist Church, Atlanta, Georgia (now Tenth Street Underwood Memorial United Methodist Church)–from which my great-grandfather retired from active ministry in November 1945.  There are some other sermon outlines on pages which someone removed from a journal back in the  mists of time.  Unfortunately, most of those other journal pages are almost certainly lost, and I have some partial outlines.

Page 189

I do not have page 188.

Photograph Dated December 31, 2013

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

I also have some old photographs, many of which are in excellent condition.  Others, however, have faded, unfortunately.  But I will do my best to take care of them.  And I will, of course, share images of them here.

This journey through family history is really quite interesting!

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

DECEMBER 31, 2013 COMMON ERA