Thursday, July 06, 2006

Our Republic

It has been a full week already -- but what a joyous one! The 4th was packed with activity from the early morning races, to the peaceful evening at the park enjoying the brass concert.....and of course, the exploding fireworks that followed. I'm posting a few pictures of our day along with several quotes from our founding fathers. May we once again catch their vision to live as "one nation under God."
"The great vital and conservatice element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and divine truthes of the gospel of Jesus Christ."
-- Congress of the Unites States

"[The Bible] is the rock upon which our republic rests."

--Andrew Jackson

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ."
--Patrick Henry

"Education is useless without the Bible."
--Noah Webster

"I am sure that 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 manifestied during our Revolution, or that thy failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them."

-- George Washington


Anonymous said...

I love the quotes! How did the races go? I did mean to write and it still might happen but... tomorrow Amanda and I leave for Business Challenge. Please pray for us, that we may be able to be good witnesses of the gospel, as I am sure we will meet some none believers.:) God Bless you

Kris Wolf

The Wissmann Family said...

Hey Kris! Thanks for your note! Was great to hear from you. The races went really well -- Josiah, Andrew, Elizabeth, and Matthias all competed and made good times, especially as they didn't get much training in beforehand!

Hello to Amanda, too. You have a wonderful trip and we'll be praying for both of you. We think of you 'campers' often!!!

rehm family said...

Powerful quotes! Thank you for sharing them. I don't think it matters how often you hear them. They still have impact every single time!!

Thank you too, for such a wonderful time this past week. We were all blessed!

Love to all,
The Rehm's

PS--Hi, to Kris, and Amanda as well! Prayers, hugs, and love your way!

BrittLeigh said...

Those were great pics! It sure was a happy 4th ;)!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the Prays. and hello to the Rehm Family! hows it going?

I have some pictures to send both of you from camp. I will get on that one of these days(smile).

The "Campers" ;)