I’m old enough to remember when we celebrated President Lincoln’s birthday on February 12 and Washington’s on February 22.  As time went by, all presidents were celebrated on the third Monday of February.  As with most American holidays, it transformed into another day off for banks, government offices and schools.  It also became part of the great American ideal – How to make a buck off of another holiday.

We used to make flags out of construction paper, or silhouettes of George or Abraham.  Each of those presidents had his own day.  We were told wonderful stories about how Lincoln was born in a log cabin and self-taught.  He became a lawyer and eventually president.  If he could be a president, we thought we could too.  President Washington was more a statesman and hero of the American Revolution who never wanted the job of president. Those stories are no longer shared in the classroom.  History is being rewritten every day and instead of heroes, these men are now just dead presidents, with stories of scandal arising in a heartbeat.  It has come so far. that we no longer hold our elected officers in high esteem. Every one of our presidents has been the subject of criticism, disgrace and often a nasty smear campaign during the election process.

Today there will be marches in LA, NYC, and other large cities around our great land.  Those protestors may scream in dissention against our current administration.  This movement to get rid of the man who was duly elected continues to undermine our country.  It’s a different president, but he faces the same scrutiny as the last. How does this look to other nations?  How does it look to those who are in office now?  What kind of messages are we sending to the future leaders of America – our children? As a child, I learned to respect my leaders, but time has even distorted that part of our existence.

This day should be a day of honor for those who bravely have and will serve our nation in its highest position – not a day to put a black cloud over her.  Put your banners away and lose those ugly words of dissension.  Get a real job and go buy a car or something else that’s on sale today. In the meantime, we should be encouraging young people to fix our nation rather than break it.  We live in the best country in the world, and we are slowly destroying her from within.

“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” Hebrews 13:17 ESV


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. hatrack4 says:

    I admire the mothers of Washington and Lincoln. The way we celebrate the birth of those two presidents, those ladies must have been in labor for a long time, every year its a different day!

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  2. J lomax says:

    As an African American it saddens me that people would go to great lengths to discredit our past presidents. I’m told so many negative things about them. I understand the negativity people say about them. I just find it pointless. It was their life back then. My people are no longer slaves. Thank God! I try not to focus on the past. People want to preserve EVERYTHING. I say we can’t get to the future, if we continue to hold on to the past. Just my opinion. Be blessed

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I totally agree with you. There is nothing we can do to change the past, but with God’s help, we can move forward. Great point my friend!

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  3. I can remember many activities in elementary school that revolved around Presidents Washington and Lincoln. My grandmother gifted me with a book about each man. I still have these treasured stories, and the reverence shared about each man brings him honor.

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