Rosa Parks Moment? Or Simple Compliance?

Well we’ve certainly had a lot of fun talking about Starbucks. After listening to the call placed to the police, After watching the interview of the two men arrested, After reading the (short) interview with the manager, After learning that loitering became an issue at this location and policy was enacted one year earlier to …

I am no bird. No net ensnares me.

This may be one of my favorite quotes in the world. And it's so hard to choose just one. Being in a very authoritarian marriage, where our church preached something called "Spiritual Authority", a concept backed up by many biblical scriptures, A woman was to submit to her husband whenever there was an impasse in …

“That’s Why I Call America a Sharia Compliant State.”

  Listen to Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's words on the link below. They are also written out directly beneath the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmZ0Qmqn3Wo "Now how similar is this to the American Declaration of Independence which declares that all men, meaning men and women, were created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among which - among …

~The Illusion of Freedom in America~ Are we a “shining city on a hill”, or an aquarium?

Here is a beautiful quote from Ronald Reagan in regards to opportunity in America. Sadly, the vision - the dream, is becoming a thing of the past and I fear that it will become nothing more than a story we tell our grandchildren. The story of what America used to be. "I, in my own …

George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

I thought instead of sharing only my own heart this Thanksgiving, I would also share the heart of our nation's beloved first president.  Something struck me right away, as I began to read this document - this document that someone had the presence of mind to preserve - no doubt lovingly. It struck me that both Houses …

~Where the Earth Was Free From Sorrow~

We were traveling through Monroe, MI, and drove by an old Battlefield.  We pulled  over to have lunch there and began to read the historical markers. The River Raisin Battlefield was the site of one of largest engagements during the War of eighteen-twelve. The battle on January twenty-second, and the massacre on January twenty-third, in …