Introducing … the Preamble, one of the best-loved and most-often-recited of all our historical writings:
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility [peace], provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this CONSTITUTION for the United States of America.
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Not so far! Abby and I have enjoyed putting in a garden this spring! I am so grateful for brother David starting the tomato plants for me. They survived the car ride, transplanting, local animals, my pruning, and now we will see if they survive the storms. Thanks for all your tips Michael and David!
The school project is going well. Our Lord does all things well and His timing is perfect. I am so grateful for the staff here being willing to attend school board meetings with me and become familiar with a few of our closest districts.
Thursday night I was shocked to see Chad, Alissa, Katherine, Kaylee and Emily Christiansen show up on Robert and Kendalyn’s doorstep while I was babysitting Sauntina! I couldn’t believe it!!!! It was so good to get to see them again and I was very glad they were able to stay for the weekend.
I enjoyed getting to know some of the 60 young ladies that came in for a Journey to the Heart Saturday! Keep them in your prayers as they are up in the Northwoods. (I hear the mosquitoes are terrible there right now!) Pray they would seek Him and find Him as they search for Him with all of their heart!
Here between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, let’s remember and honor the document that has been such a foundation for us.
The United States Constitution is much shorter than you may at first think. If you are a good reader you can read it—all of it—in about an hour! How grateful we can be for such a government structure as ours.
If you were to divide the Constitution and it’s Bill of Rights into 16 equal parts, it would be arranged as follows:
- 5 Parts: The Congress (Article 1)
- 2 Parts: The President (Article 2)
- 1 Part: The Judicial System (Article 3)
- 2 Parts: General Provisions (Articles 4-7)
- 1 Part: Early Amendments (Bill of Rights, 1791)
- 5 Parts: Later Amendments (11-27, 1798-1992)
As with keeping the law of our Creator, we find our most efficient means of success in keeping, before our eyes, the laws and guidelines our fathers set. To that end may this series of posts become a regular source of encouragement!
Do you think you can memorize the Preamble before I post again?
“…The Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song, He also is become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2).
In the midst of a collapsing world, we can respond in one of two ways:
Fight a host of temptations
Enter into Christ’s victory;
Say “Goliath is too big to fight!”
Say “Goliath is too big to miss!”;
God is our strength. He is our song. He is our salvation. In Him we have the victory just because of who He is. I was tremendously grateful for the refreshing reminders given through the lineup at the Nashville Regional Conference, including Dad’s message on music, powerful sessions by Jamie Lash, true stories from Otto Koning, reports from international ministry, and the timeless tale of Andrew Summers Rowan, a noble West Virginian who took “A Message to Garcia”.