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Faith, Strength & Transformation

Great faith is not gained until it is needed.   PSALM 23 A psalm of David 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, 3 He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s …

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“America” the Trailer

A new movie “America” by filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza emphasizing what is good about America, and taking head on the Progressive, liberal view that the U.S. is based on theft and plunder. The film is set to be released around July 4, 2014.

Be Silent And The Rocks Will Cry Out

  ‘2016: Obama’s America’ to Screen at Churches Before DVD Release In possible defiance of an IRS code, churches are licensing a movie critical of Obama and showing it to their congregants.       A hit documentary film challenging President Obama will be screened in tax-exempt churches, whether the IRS likes it or not. …

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The Long Struggle – The Great Controversy

  Conservative Counter-action to the Left’s Commandeering America   A thought provoking article for Conservative strategy with legislative bodies in the culture wars at GaryNorth.com by Paul Weyrich ‘Political Resistance Tactics: When to Fight’ The article addresses why it is important to fight for what you believe in, win or lose: 1) you’ll let others …

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The Mutual Success Of Western & Eastern Civilizations

Advertisement   As the world forges into the 21st Century – Gregorian Calendar reckoning (Indian Calendar Vikram Samvat 2067-68, Chinese Calendar 4708 or 4648, Hebrew Calendar 5772, Islamic Calendar A.H. 1431–1432, Japanese Calendar Heisei 23), human thought is growing on the subject of whether Western Civilization will survive, of the competition of Western Civilization versus …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – “Whiter Than Snow” c. 1872

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in the crush of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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October 17 – News, Views & Issues

  Amazon Shopping – Greenhouses & Gardening Amazon.com Widgets   News, views and issues to promote conservative values, liberty, free markets and peace. Various perspectives, domestic and international, right-left, traditional-liberal are offered to challenge careful, deliberate thought on issues that influence the future of America, and the World.   QUOTE “I want the people of …

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This Day In History – October 8

    The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor? —David McCullough (July 7, 1933) is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer.     October 8, 314 – Ancient History Licinius defeated by …

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Patrick Henry – ‘The Voice of the Revolution’

  Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation Amazon.com   Cometh the hour, cometh the man. American Profile recently highlighted the well known American Founding Father and fierce patriot – “Patrick Henry – The first Founding Father to call for revolution”. In an interview with Harlow Giles Unger who has …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Trust And Obey’ – 1886

    Trust And Obey During the latter quarter of the 19th century the United States was caught up in a period of social and religious change. The wrenching War Between the States was twenty years in memory, the nation was going through a period of mending, healing and improving itself. What is known as …

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This Day In History – September 25

    With the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present. —Kenneth Milton Stampp (12 July 1912 – 10 July 2009), Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley (1946–1983), was a celebrated historian of slavery, the American Civil War, and …

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How Civilizations Die

    How does the health and vitality of a culture influence its longevity? A wide variety of cultural facets foster growth and stability, or contribute to its demise: form of government, taxation, financial system, commerce, incentives for growth and production, agriculture, health care, diet, science, the family unit, roles of gender, commonly accepted sexual …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – “We Will Fight For Uncle Sam” – circa 1860

    We Will Fight For Uncle Sam A lively tribute in song to the Irish troops that fought on the side of the North to preserve the Union in the American Civil War. The lyrics are written by an unknown poet set to the tune of “Whiskey in the Jar”. The song is common …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Slumber My Darling’ – 1862

  Slumber My Darling A beautiful old American lullaby written by Stephen Foster in the midst of the American War Between The States. A song of devotion, compassion, tenderness and protection, apt for that era of turmoil in American history.   Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as the “father …

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This Day In History – September 11

  History must be written of, by and for the survivors. Anonymous   Ancient Rome – The Ludi Romani – ‘Roman Games’ In Full Swing – 51 A.D. Ancient History – Louis I, the Pious Succeeds His Father French King Charlemagne – 814 Independence War – The Battle of Brandywine – Patriots Defeated But Unbroken …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing’ – 1758

  Both the words and music are of English authors. But the song has been a favorite of generations of Americans drawn by the song’s expression of longing for God’s presence, forgiveness of sin, fount of “every blessing”.     Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing ..is a Christian hymn written by the 18th century …

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This Day In History – September 4

  September 4, 476 – Ancient History Western Roman Empire falls to Barbarians Romulus Augustus, the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed by Odoacer, a German barbarian who proclaims himself king of Italy. Odoacer was a mercenary leader in the Roman imperial army when he launched his mutiny against the young emperor. …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Simple Gifts’ – 1848

A lovely early American song inspired from the communal, agrarian culture of the utopian minded Shaker religious sect. Performed as a vocal and instrumental as both hymn and secular music evoking a desire for simplicity in spirit and life. The song has been an inspiration for many classical and folk musicians including Aaron Copland, Judy …

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This Day In History – August 28

  August 28, 1728 – American Revolution Future “Hero of Bennington” John Stark born in Londonderry, New Hampshire New Hampshire’s most famous soldier, Gen. John Stark, the hero of Bunker Hill and Bennington, was the right man in the right place at the right time. His early training with his father in heavy farm work …

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This Day In History – August 25

    History never looks like history when you are living through it. ~John W. Gardner     August 25, 325 – Ancient Christian History Council of Nicaea concludes The Council of Nicaea, the first ecumenical debate held by the early Christian church, concludes with the establishment of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. Convened …

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