Monday, December 31, 2012

Just the first Act ot the Drama

Day 365

“The American war is over; but this [is] far from being the case with the American revolution, on the contrary, nothing but the first act of the drama is closed. It remains yet to establish and perfect our new forms of government, and to prepare the principles, morals, and manners of our citizens for these forms of government after they are established and brought to perfection.”  

~Benjamin Rush~

This quotations seemed fitting to close this very long process with. I have done 365 day; this was a leap year but I did not do a post on Christmas. I hope you understood most of the quotations and liked some of them. Patrick Henry is probably my favorite concerning politics; Thomas Jefferson for something new and fun; John and Abigail Adams for sweet and sappy; And Benjamin Franklin for just saying the most stuff all around. 
I still love quotations. This did not kill my love for them and you will see a lot more in the near future, although not everyday.  

Happy new year! 

Well Bye, 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Candid Minds

Day 364

"I have long been of opinion that the evidence of the truth of Christianity requires only to be carefully examined to produce conviction in candid minds."

~John Jay~ 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wise and Good

Day 363

"As good government is an empire of laws, how shall your laws be made? In a large society, inhabiting an extensive country, it is impossible that the whole should assemble to make laws. The first necessary step, then, is to depute power from the many to a few of the most wise and good."

~John Adams~ 

1776 'Thoughts on Government' 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Of The People

Day 362

"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men: Therefore the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity and happiness require it."

~John Adams~ 




Thursday, December 27, 2012

Any Kindness

Day 361

"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any goo therefore that I can do, of any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." 

~William Penn~ 

William Penn is not in the time period but he was close enough and I don't guess anyone will care but me.

Well Bye,

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Liberty = Freedom of Speech

Day 360

"Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech."

~Benjamin Franklin~

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

In those days...

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.  
2This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria.  
3And all went to be registered, each to his own town.  
4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 
5to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 
6And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 
7And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. The Shepherds and the Angels
8And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  

9And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. 
10And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  
12And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”  
13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

 14 “Glory to God in the highest, 
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

15When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”  
16And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.  
17And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.  
18And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.  
19But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.  
20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

Well Bye, 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Born In Bethlehem

Well Bye, 

Their meaning is not be be sought for

Day 358

"Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure."

~Thomas Jefferson~ 




Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Truth is...

Day 357

"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought."

~Samuel Adams~ 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Songs I like

Erin showed me how to do this! How to put the songs on my blog without having to use videos! So here are some Christmas songs I like

Well Bye, 

The True Touchstone

Day 356

"It was remarked yesterday that a numerous representation was necessary to obtain the confidence of the people. This is not generally true. The confidence of the people will easily be gained by a good administration. This is the true touchstone."

~Alexander Hamilton~ 


Friday, December 21, 2012

The Wisest Ever Yet

Day 355

"The example of changing a constitution by assembling the wise men of the state, instead of assembling armies, will be worth as much to the world as the former examples we had give them. The constitution, too, which was the result of our deliberation, is unquestionably the wisest ever yet presented to men."

~Thomas Jefferson~ 




Christmas Pictures

Merry Christmas!

Well Bye, 

The whole song is not on the slideshow but if you like it you can listen to the rest here.  

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Respect of the Constitution and Laws

Day 354

"If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws – the first growing out of the last. [...] A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government."

 ~Thomas Jefferson~ 




Do You Hear What I Hear?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How many

Day 353

"How many observe Christ’s birth-day! How few, his precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments."

~Benjamin Franklin~ 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy in Believing

Day 352

I have been happy … in believing that … whatever follies we may be led into as to foreign nations, we shall never give up our Union, the last anchor of our hope, and that alone which is to prevent this heavenly country from becoming an arena of gladiators.

~Thomas Jefferson~ 

This Is Christmas!

"I really like this song! You'd think after hearing it like twenty times I would be tired of it, but no I still love it and I hope you will to." 

Well Bye,

Monday, December 17, 2012

Beating the Tea

Day 351

“After we had cleared the ships of the tea, it was discovered that very considerable quantities of it were floating upon the surface of the water; and to prevent the possibility of any of ifs being saved for use, a number of small boats ere manned by sailors and citizens, who rowed them into those parts of the harbor wherever the tea was visible, and by beating it with oars and paddles so thoroughly drenched it as to render its entire destruction inevitable.”  

~George Hewes~ a Mohawk on the ships on December 16 1773


This is one of my favorite quotations I found this year. It makes them sound so real; to think of all those men with funny hair going out in their boats to beat the tea it's really a very funny picture. 

I guess. If you don't have anything else to laugh at.

Maybe it might just be funny to me. 

Hope you like it anyway. 

Well Bye, 


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Boston Tea Party

Day 350

~December 16, 1775~

“This destruction of the tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, intrepid and inflexible, and it must have so important cosequeneses, and so lasting, that I can’t but consider it as an epocha in History.”

~John Adams~




Saturday, December 15, 2012

The day before the Boston Tea Party

Day 349

Rally mohawks! Bring out your axes

And tell King George we’ll pay no taxes

On his foreign tea!




Friday, December 14, 2012


Day 348

"When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary." 

~Thomas Paine~

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Enjoyment of the Blessing

Day 347

"The best service that can be rendered to a Country, next to that of giving it liberty, is in diffusing the mental improvement equally essential to the preservation, and the enjoyment of the blessing."

~James Madison~ 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Law and Liberty

Day 346

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge." 

~James Wilson~

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

He will be great

"He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High." 

~Luke 1:32~



I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it

Day 344

It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

~Patrick Henry~ 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Breath Of Heaven





Day 343

"Some of the most agreeable moments of my life have been spent in reading works of imagination which have this advantage over history that the incidents of the former may be dressed in the most interesting form, while those of the latter must be confined to fact. They cannot therefore present virtue in the best and vice in the worst forms possible, as the former may."

~Thomas Jefferson~ 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Engraved with the point of pin

Day 341

"Now is the seedtime of continental union, faith and honor. The least fracture now, will be like a name engraved with the point of a pin on the tender rind of a young oak; the wound would enlarge with the tree, and posterity read in it full grown characters."

~Thomas Paine~  




Thursday, December 6, 2012

More the Heart than the Head

Day 340

"The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head."

~Noah Webster~ 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Accountable to God and his Country

Day 339

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."

~Samuel Adams~ 


I don't have anything to name this

Day 338

"The people can never willfully betray their own interests: But they may possibly be betrayed by the representatives of the people; and the danger will be evidently greater where the whole legislative trust is lodged in the hands of one body of men, than where the concurrence of separate and dissimilar bodies is required in every public act."

~James Madison~ 

Monday, December 3, 2012

The First Monday in December

Day 337

"The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day."

~From Article I Section 4 in the US Constitution~ 





Saturday, December 1, 2012

Let us dare to...

Day 336

I was looking for a quotation to use today and I found it in a very unexpected place. Jess borrowed a book from a friend and inside was a receipt from the post office. For a lot of money! (I didn't know you could spend that much at the post office.) At the bottom of the receipt was a quotation from John Adams and that is what I will use today.

"Let us dare to read, think speak and write!" 

~John Adam~  

(Their was not originally a exclamation mark, but I thought it needed one)   

Friday, November 30, 2012

Be Prepared

Day 335

"There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet an enemy."

~George Washington~ 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

General Happiness

Day 332

"If there is a form of government, then, whose principle and foundation is virtue, will not every sober man acknowledge it better calculated to promote the general happiness than any other form?"

~John Adams~ 




Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Extend your views beyond yourself

Day 331

"It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn."

~George Washington~ 

Give this Christmas Away!

A few days ago we were putting up our Christmas tree and someone said we should play Matthew West's song 'Give this Christmas Away'. 
I hide it well but I always get a little worried when someone wants to play a song for all of us because out of ten people there is almost always someone who doesn't like the song.
But we played it and to my happy relief I saw Daddy tapping his foot and at the end he was singing the refrain. Mommy said at the end that it was very pretty and everybody wanted to play it again. 
It's a small thing a guess but it makes me happy when everybody likes a song. I can sit back and sing it as loud as I like and know that (except for my not-go-great singing voice) no one will mind. 
So this is a great beginning to the best time of year. Starting November first and going though January first is the best time of year in my opinion.

Well Bye,


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Care of human life and happiness

Day 330

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

~Thomas Jefferson~ 



Monday, November 26, 2012

When the government decides...

Day 329

"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny."

~Thomas Jefferson~ 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pervent is Ruin

Day 328

"If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin."

~Samuel Adams~ 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Law & Liberty

Day 327

"Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge."

~James Wilson~ 




Friday, November 23, 2012


Day 326

"It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give happiness." 

~Thomas Jefferson~

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Abigail Adams

Day 325

~Form Benjamin Rush’s Sketches about Abigail Adams~

“The pleasures of these evenings [in conversation with John Adams] was much enhanced by the society of Mrs. Adams, who in point of talent, knowledge, virtue, and female accomplishments was in every respect fitted to be the friend and companion of her husband in all his different and successive stations, of private citizen, member of Congress, foreign minister, Vice President and President of the United States.”





Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Every child in America...

Day 324

"Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country." 

~Noah Webster~ 




Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Day 323

 ~Thomas Jefferson's opinion of George Washington~

"Although in the circle of his friends, where he might be unreserved with safety, he took a free share in conversation his colloquial talents were not above mediocrity, possessing neither copiousness of ideas, nor fluency of words. In public, when called on for a sudden opinion, he was unready, short and embarrassed."




Monday, November 19, 2012

The spirit of resistance

Day 322

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere."

~Thomas Jefferson~ 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

My humble opinion

Day 321

"Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind."

~James Wilson~




Free system of commerce

Day 320

"I own myself the friend to a very free system of commerce, and hold it as a truth, that commercial shackles are generally unjust, oppressive and impolitic — it is also a truth, that if industry and labour are left to take their own course, they will generally be directed to those objects which are the most productive, and this in a more certain and direct manner than the wisdom of the most enlightened legislature could point out."

~James Madison~ 





Friday, November 16, 2012

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Day 319

"United we stand, divided we fall, Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs." 

~Patrick Henry~ 




Thursday, November 15, 2012

Perpetual Union

Day 318


"The Delegates of the United States of America in Congress assembled did on the fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-seven, and in the Second Year of the Independence of America agree to certain articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States...

The stile of this confederacy shall be "The United States of America."

~Articles of Confederation~

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

God is Just

Day 317

"Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever." 

~Thomas Jefferson~

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Love of God

The love of God is greater far

Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.

When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.


Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Well Bye, 


Liberty and Learning

Day 316

"What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual & surest support?"

~James Madison~  




Monday, November 12, 2012

Birthday Buddies

This is a late happy birthday to my twin and my best friend in all the world! 
We are so different and yet so much a like that we are able to agree on all sorts of plans and carry them out with amazing results. *Sneaky giggle here.*

Happy Birthday Erin! 
You're the best! 


Day 315

“The great object is that every man be armed.”

~Patrick Henry~

Sunday, November 11, 2012

He is a complete gentleman

Day 314

“You will doubtless have been informed that the Congress have unanimously appointed George Washington, Esqr. General and Commander in Chief of the American forces. I beg leave and recommend him to your respectful notice. He is a complete gentleman. He is sensible, amiable, virtuous, modest, and brave. I promise myself that your acquaintance with him will afford you great pleasure, and I doubt not his agreeable behavior and good conduct will give great Satisfaction to our people of all denominations.”     

~Thomas Cushing to James Bowdoinsr~

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Catch It!!!

Day 313

“The Declaration of Independence only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it your self!”
~Benjamin Franklin~



I saved this quotation for my birthday and I hope you like it! 
Well Bye, 

Friday, November 9, 2012


Day 312

“[I]f we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”

~Daniel Webster~

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Every word!

Day 311

“Every word of the Constitution ultimately decides a question between power and liberty.”  

~James Madison~




Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Impartial Justice

Day 310

"The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens."

~Thomas Jefferson~ 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Great Country!

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” 

~John Jay~



I don't have much to say with this post. And it doesn't really matter if I did, no one reads it anyway, but I do have thoughts on who I would like to be our next President and I thought I might as well say that even if I can't vote yet and I'm only one teenage girl in a who Country of thousands of people a lot louder than I am.  But I love America and want it to go on being the GREAT Country it has been for so long. 

"Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor."
~1 Peter 2:16b~

Well Bye, 

The People Themselves

Day 309

"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories."

~Thomas Jefferson~ 

Monday, November 5, 2012


Day 308

"A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions."

~James Madison~ 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dangerous to Play With

Day 307

"The Army (considering the irritable state it is in, its suffering and composition) is a dangerous instrument to play with."

~George Washington~ 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Give it up...

Day 306

"Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you… From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and in the moment of death."

~Thomas Jefferson~ 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

God be Praised!

Day 304

"Our unalterable resolution would be to be free. They have attempted to subdue us by force, but God be praised! in vain. Their arts may be more dangerous than their arms. Let us then renounce all treaty with them upon any score but that of total separation, and under God trust our cause to our swords."

 ~Samuel Adams~

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

'Tis Folly...

Day 303

‘Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favours and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.

~George Washington~ 




Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What Faith Can Do

Well Bye, 


Day 302

A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support.

~Thomas Paine~ 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Secure Liberty

Day 301

"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." 

~Thomas Paine~ 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

What I Live for

I Live for those who love me,
Whose hearts are kind and true;
For the heaven that smiles above me,
And awaits my spirit, too;
For all human ties that bind me,
For the task my God assigned me,
For the bright hopes left behind me,
And the good that I can do.

I live to learn their story,
Who suffered for my sake;
To emulate their glory,
And follow in their wake;
Bards, patriots, martyrs, sages,
The noble of all ages,
Whose deeds crown History’s pages,
And Time’s great volume make.

I live to hail that season,
By gifted minds foretold,
When man shall live by reason,
And not alone by gold;
When man to man united,
And every wrong thing righted,
The whole world shall be lighted
As Eden was of old.

I live for those who love me,
For those who know me true;
For the heaven that smiles above me,
And awaits my spirit, too;
For the cause that needs assistance,
For the wrongs that need resistance,
For the future in the distance,
And the good that I can do!

~From McGuffey’s fifth reader~ 
I really loved this poem!

The Disease of Liberty

Day 302

The disease of liberty is catching; those armies will take it in the south, carry it thence to their own country, spread there the infection of revolution and representative government, and raise its people from the prone condition of brutes to the erect altitude of man.

~Thomas Jefferson~

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Majority Who Participate

 Day 301

"We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate."

 ~Thomas Jefferson~ 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Enjoyment of her rights

Day 300

"It is very imprudent to deprive America of any of her privileges. If her commerce and friendship are of any importance to you, they are to be had on no other terms than leaving her in the full enjoyment of her rights." 

~Benjamin Franklin~

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Chains of the Constitution

Day 299

"In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." 

~Thomas Jefferson~

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nothing special

These are a few pictures Jessica took the other day for our movie. 
Kinda like publicity photos, but not.

We had a lot of fun being goofy and getting Jess to laugh at us!

Well Bye,

Before a tyrannical government can rule

Day 298

"Before a standing army or a tyrannical government can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in American cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular (or professional) troops that can be, on ay pretense, raised in the United States." 

~Noah Webster~

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Swindling on a large scale

Day 297

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." 

~Thomas Jefferson~ 1816

He hides a smiling face

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill,
He treasures up his bright designs
And works his sovereign will

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,
The clouds ye so much dread
And big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purpose will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain:
God is his own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

~William Cowper~

Monday, October 22, 2012

They deserve a place of honor

Day 296

"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and  keystone under independence. To secure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good." 

~George Washington~

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Bible contains...

Day 295

“The Bible contains the revelation of the will of God. It contains the history of a creation of the world, and of mankind.”  

~John Adams~

Saturday, October 20, 2012

On you depend the fortunes of America

Day 294

 "Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.

~Joseph Warren~




I'm still yours

Well Bye,

Friday, October 19, 2012

I don't have time to think of a name right know!

Day 293

As Emily pointed out I'm doing 366 days of quotations; they aren't all going to be great.

"Being ignorant is not so much a Shame, as being unwilling to learn." 

~Benjamin Franklin~

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Day 292

"Bless my family, kindred, friends and country, be our God and Guide this day and forever for His sake, who lay down in the grave and arose again for us Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." 

~George Washington~

I should not have sought him...

"When I was coming to Christ, I thought I was doing it was doing it all myself, and though I sought the Lord earnestly, I had no idea the Lord was seeking me. I do not think the young convert is a first aware of this. I can recall the very day and hour when first I received those truths [of the doctrine of election] in my own soul–when they were as John Bunyan said, burnt into my heart as with a hot iron, and I can recollect how I felt that I had grown on a sudden from a babe into a man–that I had made progress in scriptural knowledge, through having found, once for all, the clue to the truth of God. One weeknight, when I was sitting in the house of God, I was not thinking much about the preacher's sermon. The thought struck me, How did you come to be a Christian? I sought the Lord. But how did you come to seek the Lord? The truth flashed across my mind in a moment–I should not have sought him unless there had been some previous influence in my mind to make me seek him. I prayed, thought I, but then I asked myself, How came I to read the Scriptures? I did read them, but what led me to do so? Then, in a moment, I saw that God was at the bottom of it all, and that he was the Author of my faith, and so the doctrine I have not departed to this day, and I desire to make this my constant confession, 'I ascribe my change wholly to God.'" 

~Charles Spurgeon~



Well Bye, 




Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Governor of the Universe.

Day 291

"It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage....Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe."

 ~James Madison~ 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Great Confidence

Day 290

"'Tis great Confidence in a friend to tell him your Faults, greater to tell him his." 

~Benjamin Franklin~

Monday, October 15, 2012

highly rated

Day 289

"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated." 

~Thomas Paine~ 




Sunday, October 14, 2012

Very Striking

Day 288

(Somewhere between January and know I got the days messed up but know I have it right!)

"That this is a consolidated Government is demonstrably clear, and the danger of such a Government, is, to my mind, very striking."

~Patrick Henry~ 

June 4, 1788 at the Virginia Ratifying Convention
Patrick Henry was against ratifying the new Constitution because he saw it as giving to much power to the federal government and not to the states. 

   To make something stronger.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

for want of a...

Day 285

"A little neglect may breed mischief: 
for want of a nail the shoe was lost; 
for want of a shoe the horse was lost; 
for want of a horse the rider was lost. 
For want of a rider the battle was lost. 
~Benjamin Franklin~

Friday, October 12, 2012

Die or be Free

Day 184

"Nevertheless, to the persecution and tyranny of his cruel ministry we will not tamely submit -- appealing to Heaven for the justice of our cause, we determine to die or be free."
~Dr. Joseph Warren~




Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's truly Fall!

Well Bye,

Struggled for Liberty

Day 183


"Or situation is truly delicate and critical. On the one hand we are in need of a strong federal government founded on principles that will support the prosperity & union of the colonies. on the other we have struggled for liberty & made costly sacrifices at her shrine and there are still many among us who revere her name to much to relinquish (beyond a certain medium) the rights of man for the dignity of government." 

~Mercy Otis Warren~ 

I really like the quotation. It is a good example of what so many must have been thinking in the first years after the War for Independence was won. They had just secured their liberty and with the proposal of a new constitution they saw that liberty threatened to be taken away.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

More every picture!

Five Kids!

Seven Kids!

Eight Kids!!!

Well Bye,

I consider...

Day 182

"I consider the doctrines of Jesus as delivered by himself to contain the outlines of the sublimest system of morality that has ever been taught but I hold in the most profound detestation and execration the corruptions of it which have been invented..."

~Thomas Jefferson~

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I love them so much!!!

Well Bye,



Day 281

"Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."

~Leviticus 25:10~
Inscribed on The Liberty Bell




Monday, October 8, 2012

the basis of any government

Day 280

“No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.”

~Noah Webster~ 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A fine thing

Day 279

“Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.”

~Abigail Adams~




Saturday, October 6, 2012

Just enough

Day 278

"May your life be filled with just enough challenge for you to demonstrate your character!"

~Patrick Henry~

Friday, October 5, 2012

Truth can stand...

Day 277

"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself." 

~Thomas Jefferson~

Thursday, October 4, 2012