FOURTH OF JULY THOUGHTS
A Quote from Band of Brothers: "They depended on each other. And the world depended on them."
I say, "We need to depend on each other so that our community and country can depend on us."
Quote from Band of Brothers: "There Was A Time When The World Asked Ordinary Men To
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 30, 2006
On the Fourth of July in 1951, Florence Chadwick, the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions, attempted to swim from Catalina Island to the California coast. The challenge was not so much the distance, but the bone-chilling waters of the Pacific. To complicate matters, a dense
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Aug 13, 2007
When the fireworks display began on the Fourth of July, my six-year-old nephew became so frightened I had to take him home. As we drove away, he said, "I bet God is mad at those people shooting at him!"
Contributed by Perry Greene on Sep 15, 2011
SOME FAMOUS LAST WORDS
Washington, George (1732-1799) "It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go."
Adams, John (1735-1826) "Thomas Jefferson--still survives..." (4 July 1826. Jefferson died later the same day.)
Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) "Is it the Fourth?" (4 July
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
"WE ARE HERE"
On the Fourth of July 1917, an American Army officer, Charles Stanton, stood in for General Pershing at a ceremony in Paris. The occasion, as the date suggests, was America’s Independence celebration, the Fourth of July. But it was not in America; it was in Paris, 1917, in a city
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 13, 2010
THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSPECTIVE
When I think of perspective I am often reminded of a conversation between me and my son in the summer he turned four. That spring, Mark had asked for a spot in the family garden to call his own. He turned the soil, broke the clumps, and planted his favorite
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2002
HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW?
In a recent Constitution Poll commissioned by the National Constitution Center, fewer than 50 percent of the respondents knew how many U.S. Senators there are; only 6 percent could name the four rights guaranteed by the First Amendment; and 84 percent thought the
Contributed by Michael Catt on Sep 16, 2008
"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible." --George Washington
"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this reason
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 11, 2003
ABOUT A FEW HEROES
Some may think its fashionable to proclaim that the age of heroes has passed. That the glory years of towering giants has faded into a mist of myth and fable. Well, if you’re looking for heroes -- look around. Look at your next door neighbor, the woman whom you see playing
Contributed by Danny Nance on Mar 21, 2008
I’d like to be a track star. How cool would it be to stand before a roaring crowd that has stood to its feet because I set a new record in high jump! And I could do it, you know—if the record for high jump stood at two feet. Unfortunately for me, the record is almost 2.5 meters—well over seven
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 5, 2012
I grew up in Wellington, Kansas which is a small farm town of about 8,000 people located 30 miles south of Wichita, Kansas. Wellington’s big claim to fame is being the Wheat Capitol of the World. The farmers of my home town produce more wheat per capita than anywhere else in the