Tag Archive: Faith

Quote: John Bunyan – Winter Experiences Bear Fruit

“It is said that in some countries trees will grow, but will bear no fruit because there is no winter there.” –John Bunyan, Author of Pilgrim’s Progress   Image credit     John Bunyan (28 November 1628 – 31 August 1688) was an English Christian writer and preacher. He is the author of The Pilgrim’s …

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Peter Marshall: A Prayer For The Nation

To Thy glory was this Republic established. For the advancement of the Christian faith did the Founding Fathers give their life’s heritage, passed down to us. We would pray that all over this land there may be a return to the faith of those men and women who trusted God as they faced the perils …

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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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This Day In History October 17 – Three Remarkable Events In The History Of Liberty

  This Day In History October 17 – The History of Liberty – 539 BC Cyrus the Great captures Babylon releasing the Jews from 70 years of exile, 1777 the Battle of Saratoga British John Burgoyne surrenders his army to the Americans a turning point in the American Revolution, and 1781 British Gen. Cornwallis surrenders …

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This Day In History October 20, 1881 – American Revolution: Ft. Ticonderoga Sermon & Prayer Compel Patriots To Fight The Righteous Fight

      This Day In History October 20, 1781 – American Struggle For Independence: Rev. William McKay gives a sermon at Ft. Ticonderoga admonishing the Patriots to be strong, brave and fight for the cause of Independence and Liberty, a spiritual-political message common amongst many religious leaders at the birth of the Nation   …

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‘Faith Driven Consumer’ – Conservative Organization Highlight

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  The following offers a highlight of an organization that embodies and furthers conservative , traditional patriotic American values. Visit this organization’s website to learn more about them. Considering supporting them.   Faith Driven Consumer, a valuable resource for supporting companies with your business who support your values. It is time people of faith and …

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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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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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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 – ‘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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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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Heritage & Spirit In Song – ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ – 1873

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A piece of American music that has given voice to the heartache of millions worldwide who have suffered life’s travails and losses, at the same time offering the balm of trust in God and of seeing lost loved ones again in eternity.   “It Is Well with My Soul” is a very influential hymn penned …

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History & Spirit In Song – “My Country Tis Of Thee, Sweet Land Of Liberty” – 1831

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MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE –Samuel Francis Smith, 1831   Although we know that Reverend Samuel Francis Smith wrote the words to “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (also known as “America”), the origin of the song’s melody remains a mystery. And the history of its verses is even more complex. Read more at the Library …

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The American Story & Its Ancient Roots Needs To Be Told With Fresh Emphasis

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      The stories of America’s past and the people and events that have made it great have been ebbing from the public mind for decades. These historical moments are no longer focused on by the news and entertainment industries, academia, even government agencies are silent about America’s defining moments and the historical foundations …

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Presidents Prayers And The Prosperity Of The Nation

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  Presidents and their prayers Every culture in human history has practiced some form of prayer for various purposes to deities, spirit, higher principles or collective consciousness. A definition of prayer is: 1. a devout petition to God or an object of worship. 2. a spiritual communion with God or an object of worship, as in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, or confession. 3. the act or practice of praying  to God or an object of worship. In the English language the word has its origin in the period of 1250-1300 AD …

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General Douglas MacArthur: “Duty, Honor, Country”

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  On this day in 1962, Gen. Douglas McArthur delivered his famous Duty, Honor, Country speech as he accepted the Sylvanus Thayer Award at West Point. Patriotic, challenging, anciently inspired words that America has sadly not heard for decades. Forsake the challenge America, as McArthur reminded us, a host of wraiths will rise from beneath …

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“Lord of the Flies” Becoming Stark Reality?

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What’s happing to young people in America? What discourages or at minimum what does not contribute to the basest behavior being expressed by human beings? Do we need more secularism, American Idol, reality shows, violent video games, sexual confusion pandered by the MSM and “educators” to benefit youth? We long ago outlawed the Bible, prayer …

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For The Beauty Of The Earth

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A beautiful and stirring old hymn – For The Beauty Of The Earth
Written by Folliott Sandord Peirpoint

Faith And Freedom

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What does Western Civilization, slavery-freedom, Easter, Passover, deliverance from plagues and sin by a Paschal Lamb and the swirl of events in ancient Egypt have in common now thousands of years into human history?

American Treasure: The Franz Family

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The following is the beginning of a series where outstanding and talented people and groups who contribute positively to America’s unique cultural heritage will be highlighted as American Treasure. You may not be a fan of Bluegrass, but here’s an example of a very talented and hardworking American family that plays their own interpretation of …

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