Constitution Day 2018

Today is the day we celebrate the signing of our Constitution, on September 17th, 1787. Two hundred and thirty-one years later, we look back at the history of the Constitution, and we realize how rare and fine the founders' thoughts were.  Our Constitution has...

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Supreme Court Justice Selection Prayer

Our amazing Father in Heaven, Thank you for allowing us to celebrate our Independence Day this week.  Thank you for the gift of barbeques, of lake trips, of homemade ice cream and parades and fireworks.  Thank you for the temporary gift of all of us loving being...

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242nd Independence Day

Today is our 242nd Independence Day!  John Adams thought we would celebrate July 2nd: “with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more”.  He chose...

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The Importance of Juneteenth

Today's post was hard to write.  It's not hard because of the history of the day itself, but because there is so much misinformation, miscommunication, misunderstanding, and generally just missed chances to bridge gaps in our culture.  This day has so much...

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The U.S. Army and Our Flag

Today, June 14th, is an important day.  It is the “birthday” of the U.S.  Army, and of the flag of these United States.  Both of these events have been important to my life and of course, to yours as well. The United States Army, not surprisingly, predates the flag. ...

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D-Day Anniversary 2018

I hate the sound of mosquitos.  When they buzz by my ears, I twist and writhe, trying to get them away.  Watching the beginning of the movie, “Saving Private Ryan”, the opening scene of which depicts the attack on Omaha Beach, it occurred to me that the sound of...

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Memorial Day 2018

Memorial Day.  A day of remembrance, of somber tradition, of gathering together to bow our heads and thank God for those who have died in service to this country in its Armed Forces. So many celebrations of Memorial Day now have nothing to do with the actual reason...

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Remembering Barbara Bush

Yesterday afternoon, I practically cheered when I heard the news that Barbara Bush's reported death had been “fake news”.  Then last night, I heard that the fake news had turned into real news, and was suddenly saddened for her family...but also for those of us...

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World Autism Awareness Day

Today, April 2nd 2018, is World Autism Awareness Day.  It matters a lot to me, because I have a son on the autism spectrum.  Doctors used to call his version “Asperger's Syndrome”, indicating a different level of autism, but the 2013 dropping of the term from the...

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