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Up to the Job?

    We have a new President. What do you think?   I dread the next four years Things are gonna change for the better! Some old, same old Time will prove whether the change at the top makes a … Continue reading

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Healthy Dose of Humility

  What do you think? Is it good to be humble?     Humble? People will walk all over you You gotta have high self-esteem to get ahead Humility is good—in small doses We Americans are scarcely known for our … 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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American History

America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self control, Thy liberty in law. Katharine Bates, 1904        

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America, Nehemiah-Style

Nehemiah 1:6-7 Hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. We have acted … Continue reading

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A Hard Prayer for Our Nation

    Easy to sing, hard to pray:   “America! America!  God mend thine every flaw.“ Katharine Lee Bates Lord God, mend America’s flaws–including the ones I profit from, the ones that I enjoy, the ones that I contribute to. … Continue reading

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Good Morning, America. And Happy Birthday.

You’re a big girl, America, all grown up. Before you were born, America, there was a period dubbed the Great Awakening–religious enthusiasm, profound conviction, joyous redemption. Revival. That’s when you were conceived. God was your Father and the Great Awakening was your … Continue reading

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Good Morning, America (Thursday)

Not a familiar passage, but I like it: 2 Kings 13:17 (NIRV) “Open the east window,” Elisha said. So he did. “Shoot!” Elisha said. So he shot. “That’s the Lord’s arrow!” Elisha announced. “It means you will win the battle … Continue reading

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Good Morning, America (Wednesday)

From Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, Jan 22: “Wake yourself up and look to God. Build your hope on Him. No matter how many things seem to be pressing in on you, be determined to push them aside … Continue reading

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Good Morning, America (Monday)

  How do you greet the morning?     Snooze alarm, 10 more minutes Up and at ’em! Is it coffee yet?. Do I have to? I get up, look out my window and think, “The boundaries have fallen out … Continue reading

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