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Almighty God, our Father:
Everything we see, and everything we can’t see, exists because of you alone.
It all comes from you, it all belongs to you, it all exists for your glory.
History is your story.
The Scripture tells us, “Hear, O Israel, the LORD is our God, the LORD is one.” And you are the compassionate and merciful one. And you are loving to everyone you have made.
Now today we rejoice not only in America’s peaceful transfer of power for the 44th time, we celebrate a hinge point of history with the …

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[4 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 456 views]

All forms of evangelism have their place, but the most effective method is to plant a New Testament church in every section of every city of the United States.

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 347 views]

According to a survey of 5,916 Americans conducted by the Brand Futures Group of Young and Rubicam, 54 percent of respondents said “religion plays an important part in my life.” The report also noted that religion is popping up in everything from tattoos to teen-age apparel to the popular “What Would Jesus Do?” merchandise.
“The Los Angeles Times” reported that far more Americans rated religion as important than did other national populations surveyed, especially in Europe, where church attendance is sparse. In the Netherlands, 25 percent of respondents said religion was …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 311 views]

Americans Turning Back to Religion to Find Identity and Meaning
ABC News charts parents’ desire to pass on meaning, values to their children
by Andy Butcher
Schools full of violence and homes empty of values are sending a growing number of Americans back to religion to find answers, according to an ABC News report. But at the same time, fewer families are regularly attending church or other services, a new survey has revealed.
Paul Vitz, a psychology professor at New York University, told ABC that many young adults are turning to religion as a …

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[6 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 390 views]
Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

From the “Pentecostal Voice of Tennessee” publication
Lest ye forget them that came before ye.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?  Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.  Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.  Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army, another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.  They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred …

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By signing the Declaration of Independence the fifty-six Americans pledged their lives their fortunes and their sacred honor.
It was no idle pledge—-
Nine signers died of wounds during the Revolutionary War.  Five were captured or imprisoned.  Wives and children were killed, jailed, mistreated of left penniless.
Twelve signers’ houses were burned to the ground.
Seventeen lost everything they owned.
No signer defected – their honor live their nation remained intact.

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[6 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 313 views]

Knight Ridder/Tribune – January 27, 2002
WASHINGTON – The Peace Corps is getting a new director: Gaddi Vasquez, 46, a former supervisor of Orange County, Calif.
The Senate unanimously confirmed Vasquez without a roll call vote Friday. The action came amid Bush administration complaints that the Democrat- controlled Senate has been dragging its feet on the president’s appointees.
“I am pleased that the United States Senate has confirmed my nomination from President Bush,” Vasquez said through a Peace Corps spokeswoman “I look forward to joining the Peace Corps and working with this fine …

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[6 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 405 views]

by Andy Butcher
America Losing its Christian Faith-But Finding Others

Survey discovers nation is ‘a greenhouse of religion’

Unbelief and unconventional belief are on the rise. The number of Americans who do not consider themselves to be religious more than doubled in the past decade, according to a major new national survey that also found significant growth in non-Christian faiths.

The proportion of the population that considers itself Christian fell from 86 percent in 1990 to 77 percent this year, revealed the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) produced by The Graduate Center at the …

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[6 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 917 views]

By James Larson
Sam Walter Foss summed it up well when he said, “Let me live in my house by the side of the road, let the race of men go by.  There are good, there are bad.  There are weak among you, and there are strong.  There are wise, and foolish – who am I?  Then why should I sit in the scorner’s set, or hurl the cynic’s span?  Let me live in my house by the side of the road and be friend of all men.”
Henry Ford said, “My …