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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday's Gift to you . . .

You know the value of prayer: it is precious beyond all price. Never, never neglect it.
- Sir Thomas Buxton

You will be so surprised at this tour of the Capitol. And yes it is eight whole minutes - but no second of it is wasted time...



Love, sandie

13 comments:

varunner said...

I was fortunate enough to grow up in Northern Virginia, and we enjoyed many trips on the subway into D.C. on Saturdays, where we experienced all the museums and such. Fun times! :-)

Whosyergurl said...

My daughter is out there and I have "done" D.C. including the Capital, to the point that I fear I take it for granted. If one hasn't visited and seen our nation's capital, it is certainly a "must-do." I still haven't begin to see all that the Smithsonian has to offer...so there will be more trips. Hugs, Cheryl

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I saw this recently and was just stunned at the information contained. Who knew about Thomas Jefferson since his behavior sometimes indicated otherwise, but I'm glad he instituted that church service. I think one reason we don't know these things is because this nation was founded primarily by people who adhered to the Judeo-Christian ethic. Hence, people took for granted that the same ethic would prevail in this nation with successive generations. Thanks for sharing this. I think it's important to know. :-)

Thisisme. said...

Speaking from over here in England, that was,indeed, a lovely tour for me to have, and I did appreciate it. Hope you're having a good weekend.

Pat MacKenzie said...

It's interesting to see how far from its origins the government has gone in the name of 'political correctness'. Very thought provoking.

Home In The Hollow said...

We were raised and educated in a way that always included religion so this tour to me was not a surprise. It is and always will be my way of life! Thanks, Kiddo...:)JP

Susan said...

Wow, Sandie. I learned a lot. Didn't know any of those facts. Extremely interesting. Thanks so much for sharing. Susan

Ginny said...

Well, so much for separaion of church and state! How come people don't know any of this?

Tweedles -- that's me said...

ilove these words
"he who plants kindness gathers love.”
love
tweedles

Sharon Kirby said...

This was so inspiring, and encouraging.

It's no secret that God loves Americans (just as He loves ALL people) - now if Americans would just return to their love of God!

I can think of no better statement to make as a country than "In God We Trust" -

Thanks for sharing this - it was great!

Together We Save said...

Wow - thanks. Glad to know you like Smokey Bones, they have awesome coupons but I have never tried it.

Just Be Real said...

Have a good day Sandie. Blessings to you

Jennifer said...

On the way to work this morning I listened to Charles Stanley speak about how God gives up hills and valleys ... so very true. He said that when we accept God we will actually look forward to the valleys because we will know God is always by our side. My heart sang because I knew it was so true. Blessings and thanks for always keeping in touch! Jennifer