My Life with John Dumas

My beloved husband, John Dumas, went to be with his Lord on January 19, 2020.
This web site will honor him and all the wonderful years we spent together.

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I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.
The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, Fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear
And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds, For to see good put in action is what everybody needs.
I soon can learn to do it if you'll let me see it done; I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.
And the lecture you deliver may be very wise and true, But I'd rather get my lessons by observing what you do;
For I might misunderstand you and the high advise you give, But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.
When I see a deed of kindness, I am eager to be kind. When a weaker brother stumbles and a strong man stays behind.
Just to see if he can help him, then the wish grows strong in me. To become as big and thoughtful as I know that friend to be.
And all travelers can witness that the best of guides today, Is not the one who tells them, but the one who shows the way
One good man teaches many, men believe what they behold; One deed of kindness noticed is worth forty that are told.
Who stands with men of honor learns to hold his honor dear, For right living speaks a language which to every one is clear.
Though an able speaker charms me with his eloquence, I say, I'd rather see a sermon than to hear one, any day.
-- "Sermons We See" by Edgar Guest

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