Category Archives: Government structure

O, Say, Can You Pray?

  Whenever we hear our national anthem, we all should fall to our spiritual knees and pray!     2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray . . . Several … Continue reading

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Lookin’ for Love

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Wise and Humble . . . and Really Old

    Let’s go back 1600 years for this week’s advice:     “If you plan to build a tall house of virtues,   you must first lay deep foundations of humility.” St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) I know of … Continue reading

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My Grandson Wants to Be President

  I pray for my grandchildren. Not to grow up to be President (although one has that as a goal). Nope, I pray that they will become men and women of noble character.   That brings to mind the “wife … Continue reading

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Firey Wisdom

    From George Washington:   “Government . . . Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Pray that we don’t get burned.  

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Valiant Warriors

  The Bible tells of valiant warriors.     Joshua 8:3 So Joshua rose with all the people of war to go up to Ai; and Joshua chose 30,000 men, valiant warriors, and sent them out at night. The Hebrew word … Continue reading

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Such a Time

I love the book of Esther. It’s a great story–with a none-too-bright king, an evil villain, a trusted adviser and the brave and beautiful queen. The disaster train speeds along, and the villain has the Jewish nation tied to the … Continue reading

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Presidential Run-Walk

Micah 6:8 (NIV) He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.   I wonder: is it humanly … Continue reading

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What Will Be Done?

  The maps in my school books had America front and center. When I pray, I tend to put America’s needs front and center. I pray, Your will be done in America. I am thinking, “Do what’s best for America.” … Continue reading

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Influential Character

  Scotsman John Knox (1510-1572), former Catholic priest and galley slave, was a leader in the Protestant reformation. He preached hellfire and damnation to queens. Quite a character.   Our presidential candidates should take his advice to heart. “You cannot … Continue reading

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