Enjoying the Journey

In just a few days Lincoln would “belong to the ages.” His life, like the Civil War, was soon to end. The final stages of battle were underway. Lincoln has always been my favorite president. On my desk are two volumes of Lincoln’s letters and speeches from 1832-1865. From time to time I enjoy seeing what Lincoln wrote or spoke on a particular day. On the closing pages I have found an amazing entry. They are words written only eight days before his race was finished. In it is more than a message for his favorite general. Here we find a message for us all… Head Quarters Armies of the United States City-Point, Lieut Gen. Grant.        …

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A Goodly Heritage - An article by Scott Pauley

  It all started in the mountain state so near to my own heart. Anna Jarvis began to send carnations to her local church in Grafton, West Virginia in honor of her mother. They were her mother’s favorite. Anna never had children of her own but she set something in motion for generations of children to come. Miss Jarvis enthusiastically lobbied for a holiday to honor mothers in the United States. By May of 1914 President Woodrow Wilson had signed the resolution declaring the second Sunday in May, “Mother’s Day.” The idea was actually not Anna’s. It began with her mother. Mother’s are powerful people. They wield more influence than can be stated. Abraham Lincoln declared, “All that I am, or…

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President’s Day should be a reminder to pray.  To pray for our president and for our nation.  It is easy to complain.  It takes no effort to criticize.  But prayer is hard work, and it is the only work that can truly make a difference. Our country is in great need of leaders that know more than their agenda…that know God.  Proverbs 28:2 says, “For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.”  God, give us a man of understanding and knowledge! Much can be learned from the history of American Presidents, both good and bad.  Just outside my office at Crown College is…

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