Thursday, November 26, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween - 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

God's Garden
When the wise God planted His garden,
Scattering the seeds from above,
The choicest seed in His packet
Was the flower of mother love.
Carefully watched over and tended,
Nurtured by sunshine and shower,
Ever growing sturdy and stronger,
It blooms, a beautiful flower.
A flower so sweet and entrancing,
Dazzling and shining and white,
A love that guards us and guides us
Through life, our beacon light.
A love that steadies our footsteps,
That stretches a helpful hand,
That comforts our sorrows and heartaches,
That always will understand.
Mother love...God's gift to His children,
With heavenly fragrance fraught,
The brightest flower in God's garden,
His truest forget me not.
Myrtie Fisher Seaverns

Thursday, January 1, 2015

He has given us new birth into a living hope

We have future and a hope

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD.
"They are plans for good and not for disaster,
to give you a future and a hope."
-- Jeremiah 29:11, NLT
Looking forward to what lies ahead
"No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be,
but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing:
Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,
I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God,
through Christ Jesus,
is calling us up to heaven."
 -- Philippians 3:13-14, NLT

His mercies begin afresh each day
"The unfailing love of the LORD never ends!
By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction.
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day.
I say to myself, "The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!" -- Lamentations 3:22-24, NASB
New birth into a living hope
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In his great mercy
He has given us new birth into a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead."
-- 1Peter 1:3, NIV
All things have become new
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
old things have passed away;
behold, all things have become new." 
-- Corinthians 5:17, NKJV



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Historical significance behind Veteran's Day

Veterans Day started out as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Therefore, the day is recognized on November 11.

In 1919, President Wilson stated these words:

"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..."

In 1938, it was made a legal federal holiday.

Though the day was originally set aside to honor the Veterans of World War I with a day of parades and remembrances as well as a pause in activities at 11am on the day, after World War II and the Korean War, Congress recognized we should recognize all of our Veterans.

In 1954, the word "Armistice" was replaced with "Veterans" to include Veterans of all American wars in a day of remembrance for not only those who died in service to our country, but also to recognize those who continue to serve today.

 Veterans Day is today celebrated with parades and ceremonies throughout the country.  In Washington, D.C., there is a special wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Thank you, Veterans, for serving to protect our freedoms.

Veteran's Day Remarks by President Kennedy, 1961, click here.

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