#MyCountryTisOfThee: Remembering Our True Country

Flags in Boston Common

But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. I realize that this might not be your typical Memorial Day post. And I make that disclaimer right off because a few of […]

#MyCountryTisOfThee: Long May She Wave

Boston Common_Flags_CloseUp

I am very patriotic to my country and I will not hesitate to tell you. We always display the flag in our front yard on Memorial Day, Veterans’ Day and especially on the Fourth of July. Of all the songs written about the flag, George Cohan’s song, “You’re a Grand Old Flag” is my very […]

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Culture Watch Wednesday

The other night, I was using the Bible app on my phone to do some reading. The chapter I was reading was wonderful; I was refreshed and encouraged. As I put my phone away, a thought crossed my mind. When was the last time I read the actual paper copy of my Bible? The thing […]

#MyCountryTisofThee: The Story Behind the Song

Flags in Boston Common

I love to learn about the “background” pieces of history.  So I began to dig a little into the back story of the patriotic song, “My Country Tis of Thee.”  Turns out, the words are original, but the melody is not. The words were written by Samuel Smith in 1832 while he was a student […]

#MyCountryTisOfThee: Freedom Isn’t Free

Boston Common_Flags_CloseUp

For the first time in five years, I will spend this Memorial Day at home. Over the course of the last five years I have had the opportunity to enjoy Memorial Day weekend in Washington, DC, Boston and New York City. All three of these cities are sites of the United States’ history and origins […]