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Where Are Your Roots?

November 29, 2018
Where Are Your Roots?
A farmer one planted two fruit trees on opposite sides of his property. The one he planted to provide a hedge to hide the unsightly view of an old landfill; the other to provide shade to rest under near a cool mountain stream. As the two trees grew, both produced began to flower and bear fruit. The farmer decided to gather the fruit from the trees... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

What's the Difference

November 28, 2018
What's the Difference
In the late 80s, a substitute teacher wrote in the Washington Post about the depressing experience he had while teaching three advanced government classes in a suburban Virginia school. He polled his students on the basic question of whether the American system of government was morally superior to that of the Soviet Union? 51 of the 53 high school seniors he asked—the brightest high school seniors in one of the best school systems —saw no difference... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Wall of Separation

November 27, 2018
Wall of Separation
Challenges to the Constitutionality of the government being run by Christian principles continued throughout the late 1800s, finally arriving at the Supreme Court. In the case of Reynolds v. United States, 1878, the court pulled out Jefferson’s speech in its entirety and confirmed that Jefferson also said that Christian principles were never to be separated from government. The Supreme Court used Jefferson’s speech for the next 15 years to make sure that Christian principles stayed part of government... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Staked the Future

November 26, 2018
Staked the Future
“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our Country.” This 22 word prayer that was declared to be unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court in the case Engel v. Vitale and disallowed in schools in 1962. Within 12 months of this decision, two more decisions had completely removed Bible reading, religious classes and instruction.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Ice Palace

November 23, 2018
Ice Palace
On November 25, 1895, a cornerstone of ice was laid in Leadville, Colorado, the beginning of the largest ice palace ever built in America. The town was in the doldrums; the repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act in 1893 had ended its glory days as a silver-mining center. In an effort to keep their city alive, the citizens staged a winter carnival. On New Year’s Day, 1896, the town turned out for the grand opening.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Unholy Man Holy

November 22, 2018
Unholy Man Holy
Oswald chambers said, “We trample the blood of the Son of God if we think we are forgiven because we are sorry for our sins. The only explanation for the forgiveness of God and for the unfathomable depth of His forgetting is the death of Jesus Christ. Our repentance is merely the outcome of our personal realization of the atonement which He has worked out for us... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Pastor's Funeral

November 21, 2018
The Pastor's Funeral
Funerals of pastors are often solemn affairs. If you have even attended one, however, you may be struck by a strange kind of irony. After a lifetime of ministry supposedly focused on grace, they bring the poor soul to his grave with eloquent eulogies and high tributes that give the lie to it all. All the deceased’s good works are magnificent and, of course, all shortcomings passed over... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Influence

November 20, 2018
Influence
Although he claimed to be an atheist, Sigmund Freud continually speculated about religious issues, as if subconsciously, haunted by the God whom he denied. When Freud turned 35, his father sent him a copy of the Hebrew Scriptures he had given to him when he was a boy. Sigmund had read and studied that book, at least for a while.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Semper Fi

November 19, 2018
Semper Fi
On October 22, 1983, terrorists bombed the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon in which hundreds of Americans were killed or wounded as they slept. A few days after the tragedy, Marine Corps Commandant Paul Kelly, visited some of the wounded survivors in a hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. Among them was Corporal Jeffrey Lee Nashton, who was severely wounded in the incident. Nashton had so many tubes running in and out of his body that a witness said he looked more like a machine than a man; yet he survived... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Overconfidence

November 16, 2018
Overconfidence
Golf immortal Arnold Palmer recalls a lesson about overconfidence: “It was the final hole of the 1961 Masters tournament, and I had a one-stroke lead and had just hit a very satisfying tee shot. I felt I was in pretty good shape. As I approached my ball, I saw an old friend standing at the edge of the gallery. He motioned me over, stuck out his hand and said, “Congratulations..." This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Glory of Friendship

November 15, 2018
The Glory of Friendship
Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him." True friendship is one of life’s greatest blessings. It is reported that Howard Hughes, when worth approximately 4 billion dollars, said, “I’d give it all for one good friend.” What would you give for a true friend... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Fall of an Empire

November 14, 2018
The Fall of an Empire
Edward Gibbon, author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, has attributed the fall of the Empire to the following characteristics prevalent in Roman society. The rapid increase of divorce; the undermining of the dignity and sanctity of the home, which is the basis of human society. Higher and higher taxes and the spending of public monies for free bread and circuses for the populace... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Cost of Forgiveness

November 13, 2018
The Cost of Forgiveness
It costs to forgive... Stated psychologically, forgiveness takes place when the person who was offended and justly angered by the offender, bears his own anger, and lets the other go free. Anger cannot be ignored, denied, or forgotten without doing treachery in hidden ways. It must be dealt with responsibly, honestly, in a decisive act of the will... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Sacred Duty

November 12, 2018
Sacred Duty
Alexander Hamilton once said, “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”. When neither the constitution or our laws are respected, the result is anarchy... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Frugality

November 9, 2018
Frugality
One of America’s most miserly millionaires was John G. Wendel, who died in 1915 at his home in New York City. Seeking to keep their inherited fortune in the family, Wendel and five of his six sisters remained unmarried. He instilled such frugality in his sisters that when the last one died in 1931, it was found that although her estate amounted to more than $100 million, she never had a telephone, electricity, or an automobile... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Farewell Address

November 8, 2018
Farewell Address
Do not let anyone claim the tribute of American patriotism if they ever attempt to remove religion from politics. George Washington said in his Farewell Address to the Nation: “… that the free Constitution, which is the work of your hands, may be sacredly maintained; that its administration in every department may be stamped with wisdom and virtue; that, in fine, the happiness of the people of these States, under the auspices of liberty... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Robert Bruce of Scotland

November 7, 2018
Robert Bruce of Scotland
In the 14th century, Robert Bruce of Scotland was leading his men in a battle to gain independence from England. Near the end of the conflict, the English wanted to capture Bruce to keep him from the Scottish crown. So, they put his own bloodhounds on his trail. When the bloodhounds got close, His attendant said, “We are done for. They are on your trail, and they will reveal your hiding place.... " This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Remember Not

November 6, 2018
Remember Not
A letter was found in the clothing of a dead child at Ravensbruck concentration camp that read, “O Lord, remember not only the men and woman of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all of the suffering they have inflicted upon us: Instead remember the fruits we have borne because of this suffering—our fellowship, our loyalty to one another, our humility, our courage, our generosity, the greatness of heart that has grown from this trouble... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Distinguished Scholar

November 5, 2018
Distinguished Scholar
In his book Facing Loneliness, J. Oswald Sanders writes, “The round of pleasure or the amassing of wealth are but vain attempts to escape from the persistent ache.… The millionaire is usually a lonely man and the comedian is often unhappier than his audience.” Sanders suggests being successful often fails to produce satisfaction. He refers to Henry Martyn, a distinguished scholar, as an example.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Leave It Alone

November 2, 2018
Leave It Alone
James Garfield was a lay preacher and principal of his denominational college. In l880, he was elected president of the United States, but after only six months in office, he was shot in the back with a revolver. At the hospital, the doctor probed the wound with his little finger to seek the bullet. He couldn’t find it, so he tried a silver-tipped probe, but he couldn’t locate the bullet... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Criticism

November 1, 2018
Anyone who attempts anything in life is sooner or later going to be criticized. Being criticized is not a problem if you develop a positive way of dealing with it. Winston Churchill had the words of Abe Lincoln framed on the wall of his office: "I do the very best I can, I mean to keep going. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won't matter... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

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