"It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey His will, to be gratteful for His benefits, and humbly implor His protection and favor." George Washington.
"America needs God more than God needs America. If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under. " Ronald Reagan. IN GOD WE TRUST
...We, here in America, hold in our hands the hope of the world, the fate of the years; and the shame and disgrace will be ours, if in our eyes the lifht of high resolve is dimmed, if we trail in the dust the golden hopes of men.
If on this new contintent we merely build another country of great, but unjustly divided material prosperity, we shall have done nothing; and we shall do as little if we merely set the greed of envy, against the greed of arrogance, and thereby destroy the well-being of all of us..
A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long
journey to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with
Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer and he started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man. He
was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat
down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to
take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old
man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie.
He gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. His smile was so
pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a
root beer. Again, he smiled at him. The boy was delighted!
They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never
said a word. As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was
and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few
steps, he turned around, ran back to the old man, and gave him
a hug. He gave him his biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time
later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face.
She asked him, “What did you do today that made you so
happy?” He replied, “I had lunch with God.” But before his
mother could respond, he added, “You know what? He’s got
the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!”
Meanwhile, the old man, also radiant with joy, returned to his
home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face
and he asked, “Dad, what did you do today that made you so
happy?” He replied, “I ate Twinkies in the park with God.”
However, before his son responded, he added, “You know, he’s
much younger than I expected.”
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a
kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest
act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life
around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a
lifetime. Embrace all equally!
The Day Of The Declaration Of Independence
July 4, 1776
During the day, the streets of
Philadelphia were crowded with
people anxious to learn the decision.
In the steeple of the old
State House was a bell on which,
a happy coincidence, was inscribed:
“Proclaim liberty throughout all the
land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”
In the morning, when Congress assembled,
the bell-ringer went to his post,
having placed his boy below to announce
when the Declaration was adopted,
that his bell might be the first
to peal forth the glad tidings.
Long he waited while the deliberations
went on. Impatiently, the old man
shook his head and repeated:
“They will never do it! They will never do it!”
Suddenly he heard his boy clapping
his hands and shouting: “Ring! Ring!”
Grasping the iron tongue, he swung
it to and fro, proclaiming the
glad news of liberty, to all the land.
The crowded streets caught up the sound.
Every steeple re-echoed it, and all
that night, by shouts and illuminations,
and the booming of cannon, the
people declared their joy!
“Lord, I Thank You For My Dad
Please Take Of Him,
He Is Getting Older, But He
Is Still Brave And Bold,
Please Dear Lord, Bless Him
Each Day Throughout
This Year, As Seasons Change
And Time Unfolds
Day By Day, Month By Month
Year By Year
And Especially Today, Dear God,
On This Father’s Day”
Look at the flag, as it floats on high,
streaming aloft in the clear, blue sky,
rippling, leaping, tugging away,
gay as the sunshine, bright as the day,
throbbing with life, where the world may see,
flag of our country, flag of the free!
What do we see in the flag on high,
that we bare our head as it passes by,
that we thrill with pride, our hearts beat fast,
and we cheer and cheer as the flag goes past,
the flag that waves for you and me?
Flag of our country, flag of the free!
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the
United States of America and to the republic
for which it stands, one Nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.