Posts Tagged "America"

Scales of Truth

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

Scales of Truth

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” I John 4:1     The last couple of weeks have been, well, frustrating.  I had hoped that after the election, the hate and division would begin to taper off.  It has instead become worse.  Lies and half-truths are being spread – and believed – by people on both sides of the issues we face in our country.  We aren’t waiting to learn the whole truth about a situation before we start accusing each other of all sorts of...

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Remembering Freedom

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

Remembering Freedom

Patriotic music played over the PA as we arrived at the parade field on Fort Gordon, Georgia.  Families were already staking their claims on the best picnic spots.  My friends and I were surprised to find a place to spread our blankets and picnic baskets so close to the stage.   It was a beautiful night – still 80 degrees, but the humidity had dropped and offered a welcome break from the stickiness.  We had used my military dependent ID card to get on the base for the 4th of July festivities.  We had anticipated the fireworks and celebration all afternoon.  We were getting settled...

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World at War

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

World at War

Billowy clouds, twinkling stars, sliver of a moon.  The little town rested.  Ceramic tiled roofs covered homes where the mothers, fathers, and children slept, the cobblestone streets quiet, empty, in the midnight hour.   The drone of engines shattered the quiet.  Squadrons of planes punched through the clouds, blocking the stars and moon as they flew over the town.  The sound of metal scraping added to the noise as the plane’s bellies opened, bombs dropped from the hatches, falling, exploding into the roofs below.   The view changed suddenly.  No longer was the destruction...

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One Nation, Under God, Invisible – What?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2012 in Articles | 1 comment

One Nation, Under God, Invisible – What?

  It was such a cute movie – a police officer undercover as a Kindergarten teacher.  This tough guy spent the first half of the movie being “run over” by a classroom full of 5 year olds.  It was typical childhood antics and humor.  During one scene, the children were saying the Pledge of Allegiance.   “I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of theUnited States of America.  And to the Republic, for which it stands, One Nation, Under God, Invisible…”  What?  Invisible?  That’s not right!   Or, is it?   We all know that the correct word is...

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The Nation Whose God is the Lord

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

The Nation Whose God is the Lord

“But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.”  Hebrews 11:16     The crowd gathered around Federal Hall inNew York City.  Heads were held high, all eyes focused on the balcony in expectation.  Applause filled the streets as the doors opened and a group of men marched out onto the balcony.   It had been twelve years since the Declaration of Independence had been signed.  Twelve years of fighting for their freedom, of blood-shed, of tears, of pain.  Finally, a new...

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