My friend, Tracy, made this for me. She had my "Avery" design added.
The crystal is Jamie's birthstone.
This is so fun!!!!
"So whether you ear or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." (1 Cor. 10:31)I hope in writing, it may encourage others to "eat and drink (and live!) for the glory of God."
"Time has also proven the tremendous advantage of having a completely written document for reference purposes rather than relying upon tradition and a few scattered statutes as the fundamental law of the land." (p.159)
|If it was good enough for him,|
it's good enough for us.
"...every man, by consenting with others to make one body politic under one government, puts himself under an obligation to every one of that society to submit to the determination of the majority, and to be concluded (bound) by it." ~John Locke
Unanimity "is next (to) impossible ever to be had." ~John LockeA 50% +1 majority is hardly endorsable. So, we can be thankful for the substantial 2/3 and 3/4 majority rules we have in place for legislation, veto-overrides, and the like.
"The public business must in some way or other go forward. If a pertinacious (definition: stubborn; holding firmly to an opinion or a course of action) minority can control the opinion of the majority, respecting the best mode of conducting it, the majority in order that something may be done must conform to the views of the minority; and thus the sense of the smaller number will overrule that of the greater and give a tone to the national proceedings. Hence, tedious delays; continual negotiation and intrigue; contemptible compromises of the public good." (The Federalist Papers, No. 22, pp. 147-148) (Emphasis mine.)
"Every ethnic group in the United States was once a minority. We are literally a nation of minorities. ...It is the responsibility of the minorites themselves to learn the language, seek needed education, become self-sustaining, and make themselves recognized as a genuine asset to the community. Meanwhile, those who are already well-established can help. The United States has built a reputation of being more helpful to newcomers than any other nation. It is a reputation worth preserving. Once upon a time, we were all minorities." (p.167)
"It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way." -Proverbs 19:2
"Now these Jews (from Berea) were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the Word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so." ~Acts 17:10-11The Berean's were commended for seeking out the truth for themselves of what they heard from the Apostles. There are a multitude of reputable sources of information and though it may weary us to do research that has already been done, make sure your sources are credible. Whoever reads what I write here may believe what I say, I certainly believe it, and my children will believe it. I must have truth deep in my heart and a desperate desire to seek it out in the areas where I am unsure. We must lead people in all truth and integrity.