2 10, 2018

Abraham Lincoln and the Sovereignty of God


The 16th President gave us a glimpse into his thinking on the subject on Oct. 1, 1862, when he shared the following spiritual meditation about the struggle that was tearing the nation asunder: “I am almost ready to say this is probably true: that God wills this contest, and wills that it shall not [...]

Abraham Lincoln and the Sovereignty of God2018-10-02T07:17:51-07:00
23 04, 2018

Binding the Nation’s Wounds


One week before this day, April 14, in 1865, Robert Lincoln brought a photograph of Confederate General Robert E. Lee over to his father, President Abraham Lincoln, as he ate breakfast. The President gazed at the old warrior's image and said, "It is a good face...the face of a noble, noble, man. I am [...]

Binding the Nation’s Wounds2018-04-23T08:15:02-07:00
3 10, 2017

Giving Thanks


In the aftermath of evil being unleashed upon our fellow citizens yesterday, I find it sobering that today we are reminded to give thanks to our Sovereign God who has already vanquished evil. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, perhaps our nation’s most revered Presidents, had similar thoughts about why Americans should remember to give [...]

Giving Thanks2017-10-03T08:04:02-07:00
7 09, 2017

Lincoln and the Great Book


The Lincoln Bible On this day, Sept. 7, 1864, a deputation of blacks from Baltimore visited President Abraham Lincoln. They presented our 16th President with a special gift: a Bible. In thanking them, here is what he said: “In regard to this great book, I have but to say, it is the [...]

Lincoln and the Great Book2017-09-07T10:45:46-07:00
28 08, 2017

A Woman’s Right To Vote


On Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution is officially ratified, giving women the right to vote. On Aug. 18, 1970, a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality, led by Betty Friedan on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment calls attention to unequal pay and other gender inequalities in [...]

A Woman’s Right To Vote2017-08-31T08:55:04-07:00
14 08, 2017

The End Of War


On Aug. 14, 1945, The New York Times headline flashed the welcome news the world was holding its breath to hear: Japan Surrenders, End of War! The related headlines come alive even today: All City 'Lets Go': Hundreds of Thousands Roar Joy After Victory Flash Is Received: Times Sq. Is Jammed: Police Estimate Crowd in [...]

The End Of War2017-08-31T08:55:32-07:00
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