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Young George Washington and the cherry tree.George Washington, the Apples,
and the Tree

Excerpt by John Frost

From the indications which we have of George’s earliest studies, the books presented to him by his father must have been carefully chosen with reference to their moral and religious tendency. The direction thus given to young aspirations, was towards that elevated character which his subsequent life exhibited; and the fact should not escape the attention of those parents who are desirous to train up their children in the paths of virtue and honour. “The child is father of the man.” The moral tendencies, good or bad, of childhood, are seldom eradicated in after life. It is with this conviction, and at the risk perhaps of being considered as detracting from the dignity of our subject, that we give some incidents of Washington’s life, which illustrate his father’s system of early training.

Mr. Weems, the Rector of Mount Vernon parish, relates the following anecdote of an old lady who had spent many years of her youthful days in the Washington family.

"On a fine morning in the fall of 1737, Mr. Washington, having little George by the hand, came to the door and asked my cousin Washington and myself to walk with him to the orchard, promising he would show us a fine sight. On arriving at the orchard we were presented with a fine sight indeed. The whole earth, as far as we could see, was strewed with fruit, and yet the trees were bending under the weight of apples, which hung in clusters like grapes, and vainly strove to hide their blushing cheeks behind the green leaves. ‘Now, George,’ said his father, ‘look here, my son! Don’t you remember when this good cousin of yours brought you that fine large apple last spring, how hardly I could prevail on you to divide with your brothers and sisters, though I promised you that if you would but do it, the Almighty would give you plenty of apples this fall?’ Poor George could not say a word, but hanging down his head, looked quite confused, while, with his little naked toes, he scratched the soft ground. ‘Now look up, my son,’ continued his father, ‘look up George, and see there, how richly the Almighty has made good my promise to you! Wherever you turn your eyes, you see the trees loaded with fine fruit; many of them, indeed, breaking down, while the ground is covered with mellow apples, more than you could ever eat, my son, in your lifetime.’ George looked in silence on the wide wilderness of fruit; then lifting his eyes, filled with shining moisture, to his father, he softly said, ‘Well, pa, only forgive me this time, see if I ever be so stingy any more."
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Woman holding Uterus modelA Place that Should Have Been Safe
Guest essay by Terri Palmquist

Babies died today ...

In a place that should have been safe! Thousands marched in protest...
But, babies still died today,
In a place that should have been safe! Laws were passed and politicians elected ... But, babies still died today,
In a place that should have been safe! Fundraisers attended and fair booths manned ... But, babies still died today,
In a place that should have been safe! Prolife centers were open offering help ... But, babies still died today,
In a place that should have been safe!
Some clinics closed down and some doctors quit. .. But, babies still died today,
In a place that should have been safe!
A few stood in the gap at the door of death ... But, babies still died today,
In a place that should have been safe!
For over 40 years, we have tried this and that... But, babies continue to die everyday,
In a place that should be safe!

What needs to be done to end our "American Holocaust?" What haven't we tried? Read On 

"Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

George Washington, Father of Our Country from his Farewell Address, 1796

Remembering his birthday Feb. 22nd

Tom DeWeeseThe Alamo: Hallowed American Ground or UN Captive
Guest Essay by Tom DeWeese

In 1836, 150 courageous and dedicated men died defending the Alamo. They fought in opposition to the rise of authoritarian big government as Mexico abandoned its Republic. The men of the Alamo were essentially betrayed and sacrificed by their own Texas government because of indecision and bickering by its political leadership.

Such a betrayal is about to happen again as our government is moving forward with plans to place the Alamo, symbol of American freedom, into the hands of the United Nations as a World Heritage Site.

As usual, when government bureaucrats attempt such a move they know will bring criticism and anger, they start their denials in advance. We are always assured that a UN designation to American historic sites mean nothing. “It’s just an honorary designation that could help tourism to the site, and thus help the local economy”. We are constantly assured by government officials. And so it begins. Texas Land Commissioner, Jerry Patterson assures Texans that if the Alamo and several other former Spanish missions in San Antonio are added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list, the Alamo will remain under the control of the state of Texas and the Texas Land Office. Well, Commissioner Patterson, perhaps you don’t have all the facts on your desk. Read On

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A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government... [W]hat duty [is] more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?
—George Washington

Mark MattaRecord-breaking DROUGHT — CAUSE and CURE
Guest Essay by Mark Matta

Strange weather we've been having as we have entered a dangerous record-breaking period of drought in California... It will impact everything from food production, to the economy, to water rationing, to recreational snow and water uses...

Some claim the drought is a result of "climate change," but isn't that idea just a distraction from the true cause and Biblical principles which we're compelled to examine?

As Christians who value God’s Word as the final authority for every area of life, and now find ourselves in a record-setting drought in California, isn't it important to carefully examine what God has to say about drought: its cause and its cure?
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Ron KirkPowerful Evangelical and Culture Changing Work in Uganda
Guest Essay by Ronald Kirk

What if you could help powerfully redeem a long-broken but promising African nation to Christ, to see a significant answer to Christ’s prayer—God’s will be done on earth?

A little explanation...

Back in the early 1980s, my wife and I started a pioneering Christian day school called the Master’s School. Through an extended fellowship of Christian activists and soon to become life-long friends, we rediscovered the great heritage of scholarship, education and action that produced the liberating Biblical Reformation and eventually the United States of America.

The recovery of this great Christian cultural heritage from its negligent obscurity fueled our imaginations toward a thoroughly Biblical view of Christian life that would produce real changes in society—changes such as the Scriptures promise when Jesus’ work flourishes to become mainstreamed in real peoples’ real lives. We wished to produce Biblically envisioned Christians ready to serve God in every aspect of their lives. Read On

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JY Jones - Worship Not the Creature
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Worship Not the Creature

Animal Rights and the Bible
by JY Jones

The most forthright and engaging presentation of the Biblical view of animals in print. J. Y. Jones, long an accomplished physician, scholar, writer, outdoorsman, hunter, and man of God, is uniquely qualified to offer his cutting-edge treatment of this controversial topic. Don't let the down-to-earth, diverting and friendly style fool you. Just as America’s wise Founding Fathers discovered latent tyranny in a penny tea tax, Dr. Jones powerfully exposes the radical political agenda of the contemporary animal rights movement. With careful argument, he reveals the animal rights movement as a potentially significant menace to liberty and even to Christianity itself. Adding Dr. Jones’s able apologetic for the Christian faith in reasoned and transparently personal terms, one should prepare for a rich, compelling, and enjoyable read.
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George Washington's Sacred Fire
George Washington's Sacred Fire
Book by Peter A. Lillback with Jerry Newcombe

A groundbreaking book on the faith, values, and life of the Father of Our Country. George Washington's faith has been a subject of great confusion and debate, leading to the misconception that he was a deist. 

The book will convince readers with evidence that Washington was not a deist and show why this fact is critical for understanding the founding of America and for ensuring her future strength as One Nation under God. It provides the necessary foundation for an honest, fact-based assessment of the faith and values of our Founders and the government they instituted. 
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Innocent Blood: America's Final Trial
Innocent Blood: America's Final Trial
Book by Donald S. Smith

The inspiring story of a man, Jefferson Maddox, driven by a passion for the wellbeing of America's unborn children.

To resolve abortion, America's deepest moral dilemma, Maddox becomes president and overrides the U. S. Supreme Court with a powerful, creative strategy that assures unalienable protection for the unborn child from the moment of conception.

Considered the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln, Maddox leaves a legacy for the future of all mankind. This is an unforgettable drama of life, love, desire, temptation, accomplishment and integrity. Innocent Blood keeps you on edge until the very last page.
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George Washington: The Character and Influence of One Man
George Washington: The Character and Influence of One Man
Book by Verna M. Hall

The character needed for restoring America's political leadership in the 21st century. Excerpts from Washington's own writings and accounts from his contemporaries of his character and leadership.  Second volume in the Christian History of the American Revolution series.

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