Tag Archives: Country

WHY?

An image difficult for any parent, grandparent, teacher or law enforcement officer to see.  Children, not yet knowing what their future holds for them – innocents who are supposed to feel safe in their schools – victims of the whim … Continue reading

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MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE

My country tis of thee – who is the “thee” referred to in this song?  Read the lyrics and you’ll see that it is God.  Somehow, God has gotten placed in the background somewhere and we’ve forgotten to give Him … Continue reading

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REMEMBER

Originally posted by atimetoshare.me  5/21/2015 It may have begun somewhere in the 1970s.  We were winding down a seemingly endless war in Viet Nam.  Women fought for equal rights.  Segregation was still an issue.  We had a national scandal and saw a … Continue reading

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EVERY DAY HEROES

  As we celebrate another Veterans Day, we take time to look up to those who have given a portion of their lives to serve their country.  We’ll hear inspiring words concerning their unselfish and heroic deeds.  Many of them … Continue reading

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FLAG DAY

Even though it seems that our nation has lost all reverence for its original foundations, even the flag itself, let’s never forget the what it stands for.  The American Flag was given a special day of celebration on June 14, … Continue reading

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A SIMPLE LIFE

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© A quiet place, a rugged road, a tranquil spot to hide, Simply peace and solitude, a home where we abide, The noisiness of city life will quickly drift away, We’ll wake to sounds of nature, to … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT

We ask for a sign, we hope for a clear answer, we pray and still no clarity – and yet the truth is right before our eyes. We are in the middle of a war – not a war we … Continue reading

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LES MISERABLES

I can’t help but think of the above story of conflict in these days of difficulty following what occurred in Paris a few days ago.  France at the turn of the 18th century was under an oppressive government.  There were despicable … Continue reading

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SHED BLOOD

Crimson stains the sand. People running, hiding, covering themselves and others, Fear ensues, then pain, followed by anger and rage, Faces and heads shrouded in black, too cowardly to show themselves, Thoughts of waging a righteous war against those who … Continue reading

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HAVE WE CHANGED SINCE 9/11?

It was like any other day.  Crisp fall air cut through the endless humidity of a long hot summer. It was a day that would change lives, wound hearts and awaken patriotism. Church doors opened as thousands went to pray for those afflicted … Continue reading

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GROVEL, GROVEL …

There’s a whole lot of groveling going on in the Old Testament.  The Children of Israel  continued to make the same mistakes over and over and over again.  It’s easy for us to see where they blew it – how they strayed … Continue reading

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AMERICA

Samuel Francis Smith wrote the lyrics to “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” in 1831, only 55 years after the Declaration of Independence had been signed.  Marian Anderson performed the song at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.  Martin Luther King, Jr. recited the … Continue reading

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GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR

When I  visited New York several years ago, there were cows everywhere. I ‘m not referring to herds of them running through the streets.  Artists had painted these whimsical creatures to highlight some of the landmarks. My sister and I took photos standing in front of them, (before … Continue reading

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WE THE PEOPLE …

  Please forgive my reposting this post from 4-3-14.  My garden is keeping me busy so I’m cheating and using an old one.  It’s still pertinent in light of all thEchaos in our country. I am very concerned about the state … Continue reading

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LET FACTS BE SUBMITTED TO A CANDID WORLD …

   This week is one of celebration for our country, as we honor our independence from tyrannical rule on July 4, 1776.  Flags will be raised, parades held, firework displays will explode to re-announce our freedom.  Do we know what … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE AVOID THEM?

The world has been evil since the first act of disobedience in the Garden of Eden.  Every generation since has become imbedded with Satan and his minions and become more and more corrupt and degenerated.  I don’t like being the gloom … Continue reading

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DECORATION DAY

They called it Decoration Day so many years ago, We’d dress our bikes with crepe paper to let our neighbors know, Our pride was in the best place yet for all of us to grow, Though times have changed and … Continue reading

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REMEMBER

It may have begun somewhere in the 1970s.  We were winding down a seemingly endless war in Viet Nam.  Women fought for equal rights.  Segregation was still an issue.  We had a national scandal and saw a president impeached.  The comedians of … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THAT SMELL?

Peace officers are dying or getting injured in the line of duty. Men & women in the armed forces are still putting their lives on the line every day, despite the fact that our president says we are no longer … Continue reading

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CAMELOT

“Unless we change our ways and our direction, our greatness as a nation will soon be a footnote in the history books, a distant memory of an offshore island, lost in the mists of time like Camelot, remembered kindly for … Continue reading

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