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Valley Forge, PA


Photos from a family trip to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 

   

 Imagine the Patriot army living in these huts through weeks of bitter winter.   
   
We are blessed to have the heritage of courage, sacrifice and liberty that we do in the USA, and we remember and thank God for those who gave so we could have it. May we cherish and protect what they fought for. 

Animals in their natural habitats


Here’s a post I did on a visit to the Natural History Museum a few weeks back. It was so neat to see the animals as they lived with no human interference. Just them in the places God provided for them.

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A trip to the Natural History Museum!
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What I liked best was the dioramas, with realistic life-sized animals before a painted background of their habitat. These are North American Mammals.

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That is actually a live Emperor Scorpion :O
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Now, the Hall of African Mammals.
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And last, a few gems (literally 😉 ) from the Gem and Mineral section of the museum.
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This is a mammoth from the nearby Tar Pits museum.
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And a family of Saber-toothed Tigers, from the same place.
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Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.
~ Genesis 1:31a ~

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“liberty: because”


Why do we have Liberty?

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The American Sniper’s longest shot


An American hero who loved God and loved his country, Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was the most deadly sniper in US history, with 160 confirmed kills. His longest shot he credits to God.

In north-central Texas, Kyle grew up dipping tobacco, riding horses and hunting deer, turkey and quail — a cowboy at heart.

He got his first gun at 8 years old — a bolt-action 30-06 rifle.

The son of a Sunday-school teacher and a church deacon, Kyle credits a higher authority for his longest kill.

From 2,100 yards away from a village just outside of Sadr City in 2008, he spied a man aiming a rocket launcher at an Army convoy and squeezed off one shot from his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle.

Dead. From more than a mile away.

“God blew that bullet and hit him,” he said.

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12.13.14


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An interesting and noteworthy date! And here are a couple verses to keep in mind every day of the year.

Times Square and Lt. Col. Francis Duffy


On my awesome trip to New York, which I’ve been blogging about here and here, I got to visit Times Square!IMG_1058
I saw a very interesting thing there—this Cross.IMG_1093
This Cross commemorates Lt. Col. Francis Duffy, the most decorated chaplain in US military history. Lt. Col. Duffy, an Irish Catholic, served with the 69th Infantry/165th Infantry in the Spanish-American War, and in Europe during World War I. IMG_1102
The following is from SixtyNinth.net:

He was most often found along the front lines hearing confessions and saying Mass, as well as visiting and counseling the soldiers. It was by his “ministry of presence” that he had his greatest influence and became an almost a legendary figure. Once the fighting began, he often traveled with a unit first-aid station, providing physical and spiritual care to the wounded and the dying. His presence on the battlefield was inspirational. Duffy was always near the heaviest fighting, exposing himself to constant danger as he moved from unit to unit. His decorations included the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal.

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And there’s a statue of Lt. Col. Duffy on the other side.IMG_1107 IMG_1108
Holding a Bible.
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It’s so neat that this brave man of God is commemorated in this special, public way!

Read more about Lt. Col. Duffy at NYC Parks and SixtyNinth.

Blessed Thanksgiving!


O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
~ Psalm 107:1

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The exalting of a nation


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Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
~ Proverbs 14:34 ~

Passover and Easter: Jesus brings it all together (history + photos)


My post on Passover and Easter. A bit of history, plus pictures. 🙂

Passover and Easter: Jesus brings it all together | This Is Our Father’s World.

St. Patrick’s Breastplate


Some quotes from St. Patrick’s breastplate prayer.

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
From snares of the devil,
From temptations of vices,
From every one who desires me ill,
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a mulitude.

Christ with me
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ in me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ on my right
Christ on my left
Christ where I lie
Christ where I sit
Christ where I arise
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me
Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks to me
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Salvation is of the Lord.
Salvation is of the Christ.
May your salvation, Lord, be ever with us.

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