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Read about our perspectives on world events in His story. This could include quotes, hymn histories, current events, and any type of historical documentation.

The Opiate of Socialism


Socialism The movement of socialism had its roots in the materialistic philosophy of Karl Marx (1818-1883). He and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) developed the major outlines of his view in the pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto (1848). He maintained that reality was material rather than spiritual. Upon this foundation he proposed the utopia of a classless society […]

Perspective Adjustment

Kendalyn took me out to Egg Harbor! Special times!

Last weekend a few of us had a grand excursion out visiting Cantigny Park! The beautifully designed flower beds and fountains amazed us. The tour of the McCormick mansion made us very grateful for the conveniences of our time in history. The museum centering around the 1st Infantry Division gave us a whole new appreciation […]

The Constitution, Part VI

Distant relatives such as these exchanged their home in Europe for the security and freedom outlined in the Fourth Amendment.

AMENDMENT 4 The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be […]

The Constitution, Part IV

Reenactor poses by the banister at the house Washington used as a headquarters during the winter at Valley Forge

The militia is defined as a body of soldiers in a state enrolled for discipline, but not engaging in actual service except in emergencies, as distinguished from regular troops, whose sole occupation is war or military service. AMENDMENT 2 A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of […]

The Constitution, Part II

The George Washington Memorial Chapel near Valley Forge

Introducing … the Preamble, one of the best-loved and most well-recognized of 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 […]

Spreading Christmas Cheer

The Gift Shoppe, one of thirteen restored cabins.

Over the two weekends after Thanksgiving, Fort New Salem put on a “living history” event that we really enjoyed. It was called “Spirit of Christmas in the Mountains” a good name for an event that brings back to life what Christmas in West Virginia looked and felt like long ago. Among the variety of other […]

It’s Not the Economy

The economy is a surface issue. It is only one indicator of God’s blessing (or lack of blessing) on a country. The root issue for God’s people is a broken and contrite spirit. Have we humbled ourselves the way in which He really wanted? Deeper than praying for God’s blessing is seeking for God’s best, […]