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 [...]
Imagine…What if You Were There?
We were all created with an imaginative mind…right? Watch a toddler discover over time the world that exists at his or her fingertips. The child’s brain soaks up the new information like a sponge; the imagination stretches like a rubber band. Consider the pace of new product development that takes existing technology and expands [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
From Whence Will Our Rescue Come?
I recently read a blog from a self-help enthusiast who proclaimed, “No one is coming to the rescue.” Hmm… As one who loves to read and write about sozo (a Greek word: to rescue from danger or destruction), I took immediate issue. Rescue is at the heart of every good story. Once more, I [...]
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 [...]