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Posted on 04/01/2009 7:51:26 AM PDT by JustAmy
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They may keep it off the air waves, but we can send it all around by the Internet. Wonderful photography! (Especially the pictures of Sedona and the Grand Canyon!)
The song you are about to listen to is from a Las Vegas Diamond Rio concert. They received an immediate resounding standing ovation, and continue to do so every time they perform it! Everyone who loves America should be thrilled to hear this song!
Although, Diamond Rio has never before done a statement song, they felt compelled to record ‘In God We Still Trust.’
But guess what? Sadly, major radio stations wouldn’t play it, because it was considered ‘politically incorrect’. Consequently, the song was never released to the public.. So America , see what you think. If this offering speaks to your heart and you feel lead to share it with friends and loved ones, please do!
DIAMOND-RIO - “In God We Still Trust”
Nice. Butterflies are miracles, they’re beautiful magic coming from ugly caterpillars.
Standing at Attention with hand over heart for our Pledge!
Its coming, are you willing.
The night is dark, and the soldier looked into the darkness, and wondered if he was the only one awake in the obscurity of this long night. As he stood there, he fingered the cross on the chain around his neck, right there in among his dog tags, and a thought came to him.
Christ had stood his own long watch that night in the garden, waiting for events to come in their time, and he waited knowing what was to come. He too had doubts, but only in himself, not in his purpose, or the importance of what he had to do, to endure, and why. Imagine his thoughts, his inner conflict, was he strong enough, was he going to be able to do this, would he fail? His own state of mind was clear in his remarks to the disciples, chiding them to stay awake while he prayed. But he had to be alone, he had to stand his watch alone, because he had to be the single proof for what was to come.
And when it came to him to stand and accept the events, as they each in their time took place, he did so. What strength it must have taken, what courage, and most of all, what belief in what he was to do. No man had ever carried such a load before, or since, and no man has ever had too since one man did in that garden so long ago. That is the ultimate duty, the final service to all mankind.
Like that soldier standing his long watch in the night, we too all stand our own watches. We come to this Easter with our own lives and our duties we must observe. Our family connections, our friendships, and our careers all take a lot of our time, and yet we must come to that point where everything takes a backseat to our most important duty, our faith and our commitment to live it.
One man stood in a garden and came to the most difficult decisions, and in doing so gave all of us something so precious it can not be bought for all the gold in the world, nor sold for a single thin dime. The only coin of value in this moment is that of faith, simple faith.
Like the faith that carried Jesus through the trials and suffering of his last hours, we have to take a moment and make our own choices to live by. This Easter, I ask you to take the time and think of the meaning of this day, when a man stood to his terrible duty and made it happen, knowing in advance each terrible moment to come in their fullest.
Like our soldiers overseas serving in distant lands doing difficult and often dangerous service, we too must make a commitment to our duty, our faith. Remember that only those who have the faith in God will walk the halls of Heaven, not those with the most money, or the best connections, or the best political contacts. Be it a poor man in a slum, or a rich man with drawers of gold, all trust in a faith that says you will leave all material things behind, poverty and wealth, and surrender to your destiny, bought with simple faith.
This Easter I ask you to remember that single man in the garden and the choices he had to make, not for himself, but for each and every one of us. We must not forget the price paid for our salvation, nor must we accept anything but complete freedom to keep that duty of faith before us. Let us be like our Soldier and Sailors, Airmen and Marines, and stand to our duty in the long night of todays world of little faith like lighthouses in the gathering darkness. Let us stand in our own gardens of faith, and pay the price of faith to honor one who did for us so long ago, for all eternity.
Remember those who serve, and be ready to serve them in support. Together we will built a better country, insure the freedoms in which faith is allowed, and build the fortitude to stand in faith to the challenges we will face. Let this Easter be your test, your chance to stand your own personal watch of faith.
I love that song, too bad it didn’t get the recognition it should have. I’ve seen Diamond Rio perform in concert a few times and they are great entertainers, not hard to look at either. ;)
You found another blue butterfly, there must be such a thing. Well coordinated post.
Words that we should live by especially in the days that lay ahead. Faith in God. It's all we'll have and all we need.
Changing my tagline.
Oh, yes, there are blue butterflies! Thank you, aqua..Hope you get your trip to Charleston.
I have to run..busy day. I am so happy you are back!
I fear too many will not even care, not wanting to be seen as ‘religious’ [as that might give people the idea you’re some far right wing religious nutcase.] The discrimination against Christians is world wide, many are killed in Africa, and by Muslims, those practitioners of the Religion of Peace with machetes(!) (Bloody Pieces is more like it)
Easter has to mean more then a day for store sales, or our faith is being distorted and diminished on purpose. Please, keep it ours and keep it precious or we will lose it, sure as taxes!
I need to go out and do some things before the super storm outbreak gets to my area.
I know that's coming here one day, may God give us the strength to confront it.
WOW .... Absolutely beautiful!! Both the music and the pictures are wonderful.
Thank you for posting that YouTube link, Yorkie.
When my children asked about ‘death’, I explained, “ Well, no one on earth knows exactally, but here is what I think it must be like kind of like for Believers.”
“Once upon a time, there was a caterpillar named Wiggles. He worked hard at wiggling around on the ground, and up bushes and trees. He and his brothers and sisters were very close and spent their days together, munching on twigs and leaves.
One day, his brothers and sisters found his empty suit. They sobbed and mourned, and, as they were carrying the empty caccoon up the hill to ‘caterpillar cemetary’, they wept, as they missed him, so much.
And, above them? Wiggles was FLYING! And, he looked down, saw his brothers and sisters, so very, very sad, and, he hollered to them, “Here I am! I am FREE! Can’t you see?”
And they kept marching up the hill to the caterpillar cemetary, not seeing ......yet.”
Thank you so much for those words, Johnn.
I can't stay today, but wanted to ping my short list with a link to an msnbc poll wanting us to give Obama a grade. We need to freep this big time! Currently 38% are giving him an "A" and 38% an "F"!
Click here and freep away....
Try this: MSNBC Poll - Grade Obama
Pretty daffodil and great frame. I really enjoyed the poem that you posted. Thank you.
I was there once .... just driving through. Spent a night there and did a walking tour of some beautiful old homes.
I would love to go again and spend more time.
Jaycee .... that is a lovely Blue Butterfly graphic. Thank you.
Thank you, Yorkie.
Pretty crocus, Meg.
Thank you for that pretty blue butterfly graphic and the cute butterfly poem, Yorkie.
You have been posting some great poetry.
Thank you, Meg.
Thank you, Conor.
I can’t remember whether Billie or MamaBear made that Easter time pledge.
God Bless America.
Thank you, JOHNN.
Have a wonderful spring Thursday.
I must have already voted; all I get are the vote results. ;^ )
Have a beautiful spring day, Lori.
If you copy and paste this link in to your browser, it should work. This was the link that was email to me.
But, if you have already voted, you will be directed to the results page, apparently.
I couldn’t remember who made today’s pledge. If you didn’t do it, it must have been Billie. :)
I’m leaving for awhile; I’ll see you when I get back.
Ooops .... duplicate post. Sorry.
Here are some pictures of Charleston taken during our trip a few years ago.
What a wonderful way to explain death to children.
I LOVE Charleston! We saw Battery Park and all the beautiful homes. We love the history of that area. Unfortunately, we only had a day and a half to sight see, so we missed a lot. We went to a plantation, called Magnolia Plantation, I think, and we went out to Fort Sumter and toured Fort Moultrie. There was just way too much to see and do and way too little time.
We were right there, too, Aqua! Isn’t it beautiful? Thanks for those wonderful pictures!
I have never been there, but you ladies are giving me ideas..........
That is so cute, L.J. (poem and picture)!
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