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Archive | Historical Glimpses

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

Settlers of Ohio

Last Wednesday, we went on an educational and thought-provoking field trip to Marietta, Ohio with some other home-school families in the area. One of the many points of interest we visited was the Campus Martius Museum. The unique name of the museum gives insight to the nature and character of the artifacts it displayed. Campus […]

An Address From Washington

In a few weeks, we anticipate having a living history lesson. A long-time friend and teacher, Pete Olson will come from Denver the last week of June to speak at several different places about the Christian heritage of America. For now, let us take heed again to an address from George Washington to representatives of the Baptist Churches of America right after his inauguration two hundred and […]

Mount Vernon

“Give him the grace to die to self on a daily basis so that Your ordering of events and Your resurrection power will be evident in every battle of his life.” Imagine the impact of having these words prayed for you. This was a part of Dad’s verbal blessing, given to me during our trip […]

A paragraph from Washington

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labour to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious […]

The Mystery of the Mayas

The strength of a nation in its future depends upon the strength of the father-son relationships within that nation. Through a message that the Wilkes family told us about from Doug Phillips, I saw this illustrated once again. It is an impressive lesson from history and I would like to share it with you. Of all the Native American people groups, […]

Christmas Bells

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was filled with sorrow at the tragic death of his wife in a fire in 1861. The Civil War broke out that same year, and it seemed this was an additional punishment. Two years later, Longfellow was again saddened to hear that his own son had been seriously wounded as a lieutenant […]

George Washington

“I am sure that there never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the […]