"This is what the Lord says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, and ask where the good way is, and walk in it. You will find rest for your soul."
Jeremiah 6:16 NIV
Once there was a man traveling on a dangerous mountain road who lost control of his car causing his car to plunge over the side of the mountain and crash onto the rocks below, but the man was saved. The only thing between him and certain death was a tiny bush he clung to on the side of the cliff. "Heelllp", he cried out, "somebody...heelllp me". But no one heard. He called out for what seemed like hours for somebody, anybody to save him, but no one came. Finally, as a last resort he said, "Lord, are you there, can you help me?"
It was Abraham Lincoln who said, "This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." President Franklin Roosevelt said it this way; "We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want. The fourth is freedom from fear." Just what is freedom? What should it mean to us?
Once there was a man who felt so strongly about an issue that he made a sign and carried it up and down the street for all to see. What happened? Once a man felt so strongly about an issue that he made a sign and carried it up and down the street for all to see.
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The story is told of a man walking down the street. As he approaches this one house he hears this dog, howling, howling.
By Jerry Stewart - Vision Productions As our nation, America, moves forward, some things are getting easier, but one thing, especially one thing, is getting harder and harder. In America today, as some things appear to be getting easier, at least one thing is getting much harder.
These days there's always a lot of talk about freedom of religion in America. Some say we should be able to openly acknowledge God and Christ in public. Others strongly disagree. But, I do think it's time we get one thing straight. The First Amendment battle being waged in our country today is not about what God we will serve. It's about getting rid of God in our country altogether, and all this talk about keeping Him out of our public schools and government buildings is just a smokescreen.
A Tribute to the New York City Firefighters
By Langley City Fire Chief Jim McGregor September 11, 2001
"KEEP ON CLIMBING", SAYS THE CAPTAIN, "UP THROUGH THE SMOKE AND SMELL."
"KEEP ON CLIMBING", SAYS THE CAPTAIN, "I THINK I HEARD SOMEBODY YELL!"
"KEEP ON CLIMBING", SAYS THE CAPTAIN, "ALIVE OR DEAD, NOT OURS TO TELL."
"KEEP ON CLIMBING", CALLS THE CAPTAIN, "FORGET ABOUT YOUR PAIN!" "WE HAVE A FEW MORE FLOORS TO GAIN."
"KEEP ON CLIMBING", YELLS THE CAPTAIN, "WE WILL BRING THEM DOWN AGAIN".
"KEEP ON CLIMBING", CRIES THE CAPTAIN, IF I CAN SO CAN YOU."
"KEEP ON CLIMBING ", ORDERS THE CAPTAIN "RIGHT NOW I NEED YOUR BEST FROM YOU".
"KEEP ON CLIMBING", SCREAMS THE CAPTAIN, "FORGET ABOUT THOSE SOUNDS!
IT’S JUST SOME GIRDERS TWISTING AND SOME CONCRETE FALLING DOWN."
"KEEP ON CLIMBING", WHISPERS THE CAPTAIN, "CLIMB RIGHT UP TO THE LIGHT!
RIGHT UP TO THAT SUNSHINE. NO SMOKE TO SMELL, NO FIRE TO FIGHT."
"KEEP ON CLIMBING", SINGS THE CAPTAIN, "THAT ANGEL’S HAND WILL LEAD THE WAY."
"REST BOYS", SIGHS THE CAPTAIN, "YOU DID YOUR JOB TODAY."