Archive for November 2010

“The American Patriot’s Almanac” by William Bennett and John T.E. Cribb

November 29, 2010

“The American Patriot’s Almanac” by William Bennett and John T.E. Cribb, is a compilation of facts and information from American history and experience.

Each day’s entry has an informative vignette along with a section called “American History Parade.”

Some of the entries are related to the history of specific holidays such as Memorial Day and Labor Day, some contain more obscure information as the history of “e pluribus unum” and the opening of the Santa Fe Trail. The “American History Parade” section contains more information relating to that specific date.

There are other sections dealing with a range of topics from U.S. Flag protocol to the “Songs of American Patriotism to “Faith and The Fathers” and others.

This book would make a fine gift for any “American Patriot.”  

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“The Cross or the Crown?”

November 7, 2010

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end…
– Isaiah 9:6-7a

Well, by the time this posts, the elections will be over. Some folks will be beginning a new political phase, some will be packing up boxes. Political terms, however long will someday come to an end. Dynasties die, regimes are removed and monarchies fade

Okay, I couldn’t think of a word that started with “m” for that last one, but you get the point.

There is one Kingdom, however, which will never end – that of God in heaven.

Colonial Williamsburg once produced a drama called “The Cross or The Crown”, which depicted the struggle Thomas Jefferson went through during the days leading up to the American Revolution. As an English subject, he had a degree of loyalty to the king. However, as a Christian, he felt the king had gone so far as to demand an ultimatum. Jefferson, therefore, cast his lot with those who sought freedom from the crown.

We are all faced with that same type of decision at some point in our life. We can follow the things of this world or we can set our eyes on the Eternal Kingdom of God.

Choose wisely.