Thoughts on My 70th Birthday

I’M STRONGER THAN I EVER KNEW:

The Oak Tree’s highest moment is that moment when through strength, endurance, perseverance and God’s grace, it has reached the highest potential for which He created it, and is waiting breathlessly on the threshold of returning its outward bark to the ground from whence it came, and its spirit to the heavenly garden for which it yearns.

In that moment, in the poet’s words, the mighty Oak says to its Creator: “Until today I wasn’t sure; of just how much I could endure; but now I’ve found, with thanks to You; I’m stronger than I ever knew.”

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The Real Meaning of Religious Liberty

For me, the real meaning of religious liberty is intensely personal.

This is the National Monument to the Forefathers, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  It was dedicated on August 1, 1889.

On the main pedestal stands the heroic figure of “Faith” — with her right hand pointing toward heaven and her left hand clutching the Bible.

These are the foundational principles upon which our country was founded, and without which our country cannot survive.

I plan to listen to God, and our courageous forefathers; not to politicians and revisionist history.

Thank God, as an American, that is my right!

 

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