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Janitor to President

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But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. Luke 22:26

James A. Garfield has a remarkable history. He grew up in an Ohio log cabin—poor and fatherless—a youngster who worked in the fields to help feed his family. Wanting to improve himself, he read and attended school whenever possible. He enrolled in the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute in Hiram, Ohio, where he also worked as a janitor. The once student/janitor ultimately became the school’s leading professor, and in 1857, its president. A quarter-century later, he became the 20th President of the United States. In his teens he gave his heart and life to Jesus Christ—adding teacher and preacher to his resume.

The progress of his life—from poverty to humble service to knowledge to leadership—is a lesson for us. Everyone…

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Unspoken – The Cure

See the eyes of a million faces
Lookin’ for it in a million places
Only one can save us, Jesus

 
 

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What really happened on July 4th, 1776

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History.com

The Continental Congress did not vote for independence on July 4th, neither was the declaration of independence signed on that date.

As our pastor pointed out, what did happen on July 4th was a ‘meeting of the minds’ and an agreement/adoption of the language of the Declaration of Independence.

So, July 4th has to do with a formal declaration (of the language and basis) of independence, as the written contract or declaration was agreed to and voted on.

July 4th has less to do with actions of separation or signing, but the forward-looking affirmation and agreement of words.

Excerpt from History.com
“On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to approve a Virginia motion calling for separation from Britain. The dramatic words of this resolution were added to the closing of the Declaration of Independence. Two days later, on July 4, the declaration was formally adopted by 12 colonies after minor revision. New York approved it on July 19. On August 2, the declaration was signed.”

See entire article at History.com:

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – 1776 – US Declares Independence

 
 

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Security: Complacency vs. Courage

How many individuals have changed the course of history and made themselves a wall against tyranny? How many others have blindly followed the crowd? Sparta and Athens held back the Persian empire from Europe via the courage and leadership of individual men.

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https://livingbyathread.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/a-young-jewish-woman-300-spartan-fighting-men-and-gods-preservation-of-his-people/

 
 

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Louie Giglio Mashup of Stars and Whales Singing God’s Praise

“…The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” –Psalm 19:1b

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” –Romans 1:20

“Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
–Job 38:1-7

 
 

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Danny Gokey – The Comeback

 
 

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It Is Well ~ The Tragic Story Behind the Amazing Hymn ~ Horatio Spafford

 

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