November: Berlin Wall Falls Everyone knows what a woodpecker is. But do you know what a wall pecker is? On November 9, 1989, Gunter Schabowski, the head of the Communist East German Politburo, announced that the gates between East and West Germany would be opened. For the first
The Common Defense The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution lists six reasons a strong central government is needed. The fourth of these reasons is to provide for the common defense. Soldiers, sailors, and Marines have been providing for the common defense since twelve years before the Preamble was written.
Confessing There is no question that God wants us to be righteous, obedient to his word, embracing Jesus Christ’s moral code. There is also no question that we are unsuccessful in being the disciples we ought to be, and this displeases God. But he knows that sinfulness is our
The Rainbow When Noah disembarked from the ark he saw a rainbow in the sky. God informed him the rainbow was a sign, a promise. That he would never destroy mankind again by flood. The rainbow is a symbol of God’s promise, his covenant with Noah and with us.
On September 11, 1792, thieves were out and about in Paris, France. There was little chance they would be caught. King Louis XVI was locked up in prison. In less than five months he would walk up the steps to the guillotine. In late summer 1792,