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Friday, June 22, 2001
WHY THE AMERICAN FLAG IS FOLDED 13 TIMES

The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.

The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.

The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the
veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their
lives for the defense of our country to attain peace
throughout the world.

The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American
citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of
peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.

The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of
Stephen Decatur, "Our Country, in dealing with other countries
may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong."

The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart
that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of
America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation
under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is
through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and
our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found
within or without the boundaries of our republic.

The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the
valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light
of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on Mother's
Day.

The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has been
through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the
character of the men and women who have made this
country great has been molded.

The tenth fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given
his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since
they were first born.

The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen represents
the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon,
and glorifies in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob.

The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents
an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the
Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.

When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost
reminding us of our nation's motto, "In God We Trust".

After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on
the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the
soldiers who served under General George Washington, and
the sailors and marines who served under Captain John Paul
Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates
in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us
the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today.




Wednesday, June 20, 2001
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. - Seneca -


Sunday, June 17, 2001
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. - Earl Nightingale -



Saturday, June 16, 2001
O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14

Enjoy the blessings of this day, if God sends them; and the evils of it bear patiently and sweetly: for this day is only ours, we are dead to yesterday, and we are not yet born to the morrow. - Jeremy Taylor



Tuesday, June 12, 2001
L...oves
O...nly
V...ictorious
E...ternally

-Keith Remsing-



Monday, June 11, 2001
P.S.

Every day, try to help someone who can't reciprocate your kindness.



Todays Message:

All of us are going to be faced with challenges, there's nothing we can do about that. How we prepare and how we decide to handle them is what makes the difference. God has made us in such a way that we can become victorious over the greatest odds.

Never give up on yourself or anyone else! Miracles happen every day!



The Two Rules of Perseverance:

Rule #1: Take one more step.
Rule #2: When you don't think you can take one more step, refer to Rule #1.



Sunday, June 10, 2001
Last post, I am trying to get the log function to work now, where other people can answer messages.


Hi Wayne, I got the archive function to work properly finally! So all should be working on this blog.


Hi Wayne, still trying to figure out this blog. I am having trouble with the archiving of it. Will let you know when I ever get it figured out!


Tuesday, June 05, 2001
Hi Wayne, posting today to see if changing the template made any difference and to see if my previous posts will still show up or not. Hope you have a great day today! :) Liz


Monday, June 04, 2001
Good Morning Wayne, Liz here...just checking this out to see if you'll want to actually put this on your site. Let me know if you do. Have a great Monday! :)


Saturday, June 02, 2001
Trying to learn how to post to IBOWW's new blogger page. webmaster, Liz