And Jesus said:
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
And whither I go ye know,
and the way ye know.
Happy Birthday to our first president, George Washington.
What a contrast there is between Washington and our current president.
It was cold. It was wet. Yet Washington was leading, and not from behind. He was a brave man. Ever in the thick of it. Seemingly unafraid. A leader.
And so it begins. How shall it end?
When he’s not dropping groundhogs, the new mayor of New York City,
Warren Wilhelm Jr. * Bill de Blasio, is thinking up new ways to celebrate diversity, as should be expected from a progressive mayor.
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We here at WTPOTUS wish you and yours a healthy and happy 2014.
And behold, an Angel of the Lord stood near them, and the brightness of God shone around them, and they were struck with a great fear.
And the Angel said to them: “Do not be afraid. For, behold, I proclaim to you a great joy, which will be for all the people.
For today a Saviour has been born for you in the city of David: he is Christ the Lord.”
Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor:
On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged.
Following are excerpts from A Thanksgiving Lesson, by Chip Wood: [emphasis added to quotes]
Did you know that our Pilgrim forefathers tried communism when they first landed at Plymouth Rock? …
The Pilgrims who arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620 were incredibly brave and hardy souls. They were motivated by the noblest of virtues. They vowed, each and every one, to be as selfless as possible—to always put the needs of the group first. They agreed to own everything in common and to share everything equally.
And their naïve piety almost killed the entire colony. …
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Today we commemorate the veterans who have served our country throughout our history. Veterans Day was set aside as a
celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
God bless and keep them, and their families, too.
Round about the caldron go;
In the poison’d entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot!
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Today, Autumn begins. Celebrate!
Yes, winter is coming, but with the bad comes the good: