Monthly Archives: July 2017

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Holy Willie’s Prayer – Robert Burns

The Ploughman Poet and Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist who lived from January 25, 1759 to  July 21, 1796.  Although celebrated worldwide, Burns is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is … Continue reading

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WordPress #Daily Prompt – Gate

Gates of Memory – Strategy Gone Wrong At the gates of memory, we remember the good times.  But sometimes, we also dwell longer than we should on moments when our best laid strategies go awry.  There was this time when … Continue reading

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Purpose

Purpose by Michael Romani Through our trials We earn our name Be it one that’s proud Or bring us shame In this name We find our purpose Honor or blame This is how the world knows us We beat the … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Flourishing Nation Depends On Virtue

“It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people.”  – Richard Henry Lee (1786), Signer of the Declaration of Independence and President of the Continental Congress  

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Thought For the Day: When What You Write Is Truer Than Truth, You’re A Writer

“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the … Continue reading

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High As A Kite Flyin’

One of the happiest memories of my life so far was the day my girls and I watched this guy in the park flying three kites at once.  The girls found it magical.  I found their joy just as…

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Discovery of Guiana – Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned on July 19, 1603.  His crime?  He married a lady in waiting for Queen Elizabeth I.  With that in mind, perhaps it is not so unforgiveable that under the current circumstances of the emergent situation, … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan

This Christian allegory written in 1678 by John Bunyan is more fully entitled The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World To That Which Is To Come.  It is often said to be the first novel written in English .  Certainly, it is … Continue reading

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WordPress #Daily Prompt – July 20, 2017- Lollipop

Lollipops On Parade

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Unshackled

Last night’s sermon was centered on 1 Peter 4:7.  This reads as: http://www.biblica.com/bible/niv/1-peter/4/ The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Being ever mindful of this and the surrounding … Continue reading

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