Image by jasmic Subscribe by email Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
A Heart For God: America on the Brink, Killing Lincoln and Memorial Day

Sunday, May 27, 2012

America on the Brink, Killing Lincoln and Memorial Day

(I will share the following to open our church service today if the Pastor calls on me.)

I've been reading "Killing Lincoln" by Bill O'Reilly (of "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox). It's about the final battle of the Civil War and lead up to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth. (That's the Siege at Petersburg picture from Wikipedia at the left, part of the final battle. Look at that cannon!)

And if there's anything that I've learned in reading "Killing Lincoln" it's that America has always been on a razor thin edge teetering on the brink and precipice. The end of the Civil War itself could have gone either way depending on the obedience of a select few soldiers.

And what's kept America alive, what's kept America free is the willingness of servicemen and women to give their lives for their country: 200,000+ made the ultimate sacrifice in the Civil War alone (that's combat deaths ~ second only to World War II ~ see quotes and links below).

We honor our war dead this weekend.(Selah ~ pause to reflect)

"'Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.'" (John 15:13)

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all." (The Pledge of Allegiance)

QUOTES:

"At any rate, these (the Civil War's) casualties (200,000+ combat and 400,000+ other) exceed the nation's loss in all its other wars, from the Revolution through Vietnam." (from civilwarhome.com)

"In total deaths the American Civil War was the deadliest war in American history (although in combat related deaths, World War II remains the deadliest conflict with 292,000 combat deaths [versus approximately 203,000 in the Civil War])." (from wiki.answers.com)

(Siege at Petersburg picture in the public domain: click here.)

You might also be interested in:

Labels: , , ,

Bookmark and Share

4 Comments:

Blogger oakleyses said...

louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton, prada handbags, louis vuitton handbags, tory burch outlet, nike air max, coach outlet, christian louboutin shoes, true religion, prada outlet, michael kors outlet online, cheap oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet online, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet store, christian louboutin, nike shoes, michael kors outlet online, tiffany jewelry, polo ralph lauren outlet, christian louboutin outlet, kate spade outlet online, oakley sunglasses, burberry outlet online, nike free, jordan shoes, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, burberry outlet online, kate spade handbags, michael kors outlet online, polo ralph lauren, gucci handbags, ray ban outlet, true religion outlet, longchamp handbags, oakley vault, longchamp outlet, coach purses, chanel handbags, michael kors outlet, coach outlet store online, tiffany and co jewelry, nike air max, coach outlet, red bottom shoes

6:10 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

mulberry, lululemon, north face pas cher, true religion jeans, longchamp pas cher, air max, lacoste pas cher, sac michael kors, abercrombie and fitch, louis vuitton, louis vuitton pas cher, air max pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, ray ban pas cher, ray ban uk, ralph lauren pas cher, guess pas cher, longchamp, sac louis vuitton, north face, nike free, timberland, nike roshe run, oakley pas cher, scarpe hogan, nike air force, chaussure louboutin, sac vanessa bruno, michael kors canada, tn pas cher, nike free pas cher, true religion outlet, vans pas cher, hollister, hollister, hermes pas cher, nike air max, nike air max, barbour, new balance pas cher, nike roshe, burberry pas cher, louis vuitton uk, air jordan, ralph lauren, michael kors uk, converse pas cher

6:11 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

p90x workout, ghd, nike huarache, nike trainers, babyliss pro, lululemon outlet, rolex watches, longchamp, new balance outlet, vans outlet, mont blanc pens, uggs outlet, ugg soldes, insanity workout, roshe run, canada goose outlet, north face jackets, marc jacobs outlet, north face outlet, canada goose outlet, celine handbags, uggs on sale, jimmy choo shoes, ugg boots, valentino shoes, abercrombie and fitch, chi flat iron, bottega veneta, ugg outlet, reebok shoes, soccer shoes, giuseppe zanotti, wedding dresses, instyler ionic styler, canada goose outlet, soccer jerseys, mac cosmetics, canada goose, mcm handbags, beats headphones, asics shoes, ferragamo shoes, nfl jerseys, hollister, herve leger, ugg, birkin bag

6:13 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

pandora charms, canada goose uk, canada goose, converse shoes, hollister, converse, nike air max, parajumpers outlet, links of london uk, ralph lauren, thomas sabo uk, timberland shoes, toms outlet, replica watches, coach outlet, moncler, oakley, lancel, baseball bats, montre femme, juicy couture outlet, moncler, louis vuitton canada, moncler, supra shoes, karen millen, hollister canada, ray ban, moncler, uggs canada, hollister clothing, pandora jewelry, iphone 6 case, pandora uk, vans, louboutin, juicy couture outlet, moncler, gucci, swarovski jewelry, ugg, swarovski uk, moncler outlet, wedding dress, canada goose pas cher, canada goose, air max, moncler

6:16 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home






free counters