Your Resources for Lent and Easter 2/3/17

 

Your Resources for Lent and Easter

Lent starts on Ash Wednesday is on Wed, March 1 this year. Easter Sunday is on Sun, April 16. I thought it would be a nice gift to those who read my blog to give them 3 independent resources for Lent and Easter and anytime for the last of the 3. I hope you enjoy them whether you look at one or all, it is your choice to download. Susan…

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Where Is The America I Knew as a Child? 1/28/17

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Where Is The America I Knew as a Child?

 

Where Is The America I Knew as a Child? I grew up learning about America’s inclusiveness. It was taught in every class and attitude of the teachers (which to me as a child in America was the “world” view of America). We were founded on immigrants that came to America to seek freedom and their dreams of fortune and education. Where Is The Inclusionism That Founded America? It is even engraved on the tablet beside the Statue of Liberty. The engraving was from a poem by Emma Lazarus.

    The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” 

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A Prayer for Our Nation on Inauguration Day 1/20/17

A Prayer for Our Nation on Inauguration Day

Dear Lord,

I pray for You to please watch over Our Nation this Inauguration Day and every day thereafter for the next four years. You know that I don’t agree with President Trump’s policies and philosophy, but I ask that you help me to accept him and respect him despite my feelings.  I trust that you are in control and will guide us all according to our willingness to be led by you. I am obedient to You, O Lord, and will render to Ceasar what is his as Your Word instructs. Give him a willingness to unify our nation and to be led by Your Wisdom. Grant us all the willingness to be conciliatory and not argumentative. Guide all of us to peace in our nation and beyond. May we all trust You and your Lordship in full obedience to You, O Lord. I praise and thank You with a heart of gratitude. Bless Your Name, O Lord. Amen.

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