September 6 – American Heritage – Noah Webster’s Blue-backed Speller and the Holy Bible

My Pondering

The speller book Webster wrote sold 1 million copies a year for 100 years. That’s impressive. Just think how many of our ancestors learned to read from that? Yet, the BIBLE has sold more than that, more than any book in history! #1 best seller all-time. No other book is anywhere close. More languages, more versions, and more everything good for good reason.

Nonetheless, there are three things which are required to read and understand the Holy Bible:

1) Knowing how to read

2) The desire to hear from God by actually reading it (works)

3) The belief in what you read are actually God’s words (faith)

The Bible speaks for itself for. With modern technology, it literally can speak for itself from apps like YouVersion.

So, in all actuality, just #2 and #3 are required…but #1 sure helps 😉

And Justice for all in America – Jon McNaughton

I painted “Justice for All” years ago for the lobby of the State Justice Building in Louisiana. I told the attorney general I didn’t know how long it would hang before someone demanded it be taken down. It’s still there as far as I know. Get the free eBook about my paintings at mcnaughtonfreebook.com/2022
– Jon McNaughton

A Lincoln’s saga

This man was born in 1809.
In 1816, at age 7, he was forced to work because his family was expelled.
In 1818, he lost his mother.
In 1828, he lost his sister.
In 1831, he opened his first business and went bankrupt.
In 1832, he stood in the legislative elections and lost.
In 1833, he borrowed money 💸 to open another business and went bankrupt again.
In 1835, he met a wonderful woman. He falls in love with her, they get engaged, and she dies.
In 1836, he entered a dark period of his life: deep depression.
He remains bedridden for 6 consecutive months. But he gets up.
He gets up and in that same year of 1836 he runs in the legislative elections and loses again.
In 1840 he presented himself as an elector; he loses.
In 1842, he met the woman he would end his life with.
They fall in love, get engaged, get married and she gives him 4 children and they lose 3 (three).
In 1843, he appeared at the congresses and lost.
In 1845, he appeared again at the congresses and lost again.
In 1850, his son died.
In 1854, he ran for the Senate and lost.
In 1856, he ran for Vice President, he didn’t even have 100 votes.
In ’58, he ran again for the Senate and lost again.
And in 1860 ABRAHAM LINCOLN was elected President of the United States of America. 🇺🇸

He was elected for two exceptional terms (he was assassinated in beginning of the second term.) He was one of the most respected and impactful Presidents in the history of the United States 🇺🇸.

It’s important to tell this story of perseverance because we see the hero, but we don’t see the backstage of the afflictions. You need to accept them, no matter how difficult. Know that as long as you breathe, your goal will be waiting for you. Trust the Lord, He is fair and loving.

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to men. And God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when they are tempted, He himself will provide a way of escape, that they may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:13

Some separation – Benjamin Franklin

My Pondering

Our founder clearly set up our government to be infused with Christian influence, principles and blessing but they did not want religion to influenced by the government.

We got it wrong…it’s a one way separation…not both. Definitely a religious influence upon Government NOT a government influence upon religion.

This statement from Franklin, one of least religious of our founders, clearly make this point clear.

American Heritage – June 2

My Pondering

My oh my, what’s the President of Harvard saying now?
Probably something like, “Discover your true gender”, “Your skin color is of utmost importance” and “We humans are sub-grade to all evolved life over these quintillion years”…and they say our modern society is enlightened. Rubbish.

We have more data and have conquered some wrongs over time, but many have stayed far off center in so many ways.
This is why we need to keep our nose in the Bible and learn from history.

What say you?

This blogger would definitely like to read from your comments and take on this. If you have a slice of wisdom or something to share, please so.