and thoughts.
LAUS DEO!  (Continued.....)

"Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United
States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens
to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and
entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow
citizens of the United states at large." And finally that Thou wilt most
graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to
demean  ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind
which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion,
and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can
never hope to be a happy nation.  Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Laus Deo!

As you probably guessed, over 92 percent of Americans like the idea that our
Pledge of Allegiance includes the phrase "under God." It is clear when one
studies the history of our great nation, that Washington's America was one of
the few countries in all the world established under the guidance, direction
and  banner of Almighty God, to whom was given all praise, honor and
worship by the great men who formed and fashioned her pivotal foundations.

When one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places all over
our nation's capitol, he or she will easily find the signature of God, as it is
unmistakably inscribed everywhere you look.

Though many try to disprove and reason, their arguments are weak and
easily proven without basis.  Their efforts will forever be in vain; God assures
us of
that.  Have you noticed as of late, how many more people are coming together,
affirming the fact that this nation was, from the beginning, built on God?
Any nation that is not built upon God will fail.  The truth is .  .  .

We have always been one nation under God!  Laus Deo!  Praise be to God!

You may forget the width and height of "Laus Deo", it's location, or the
architects but no one who reads this will be able to forget it's meaning, or
these words:

"Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain."
(Psalm 127: 1)

Let us remember to do our part, through prayers and sacrifice, to be the
watchmen who stand their guard.

Submitted by Cliff Borden
Have you read the book titled "Pipeline Korea"? It is
almost wholly letters written by the author during his
military service after being drafted and ending up in the
Korean War. A very good read.

    Stay safe, buddy.
    J. Charles Cheek   (John)
    Author of "Stay Safe, Buddy" (ISBN 159286631X)
    A Novel about Humor & Horror during the Korean
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