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Old Habits

October 18, 2017
Old Habits
An elderly teacher took one of his pupils on a walk through a forest. Suddenly, he stopped and pointed to four plants which were close by. The first was just beginning to sprout, the second had begun to take root, the third was a small shrub, and the fourth was a full-sized tree. The tutor said to his young companion, “Pull up the first plant.” A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Nearly Always Right

October 17, 2017
Nearly Always Right
President Abraham Lincoln once got caught up in a situation where he wanted to please a politician, so he issued a command to transfer certain regiments. When the secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, received the order, he refused to carry it out. He said that the President was a fool. Lincoln was told what Stanton had said, and he replied... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C.Curry Lumber Company

Making A Difference

October 16, 2017
Making A Difference
In his autobiography, Breaking Barriers, syndicated columnist Carl Rowan tells about a teacher who greatly influenced his life. “Miss Thompson reached into her desk drawer and pulled out a piece of paper containing a quote attributed to Chicago architect Daniel Burnham that read, "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Mad Anthony Wayne

October 13, 2017
Mad Anthony Wayne
General Anthony Wayne is often referred to as Mad Anthony Wayne due to his daring military exploits. On July 16, 1779, General Wayne planned the Battle of Stony Point to take place midnight, when the enemy would least expect it. Every detail was meticulously calculated, even to the point of the men wearing white pieces of cloth on their hats to differentiate them from the enemy... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Love One Another

October 12, 2017
Love One Another
Francis Marion, a brigadier General during the revolutionary war became known as the “Swamp Fox” because he set up his base of operation in a swamp. Marion’s brigade could assemble at a moment’s notice, hit British and Loyalist units and disappear into the swamps. Considered one of the fathers of modern guerilla warfare... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Lean Against the Door

October 11, 2017
Lean Against the Door
On one of his European tours, master magician and locksmith Harry Houdini found himself locked in by his own thinking. After he had been searched and handcuffed in a Scottish town jail, the old turnkey shut him in a cell and walked away. Houdini quickly freed himself from his shackles and then tackled the cell lock... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

His Dream Was Impossible

October 10, 2017
His Dream Was Impossible
Automobile genius Henry Ford came up with a revolutionary plan for a new kind of engine which we know today as the V-8. Ford was eager to get his great new idea into production so he had some men draw up the plans, and presented them to the engineers... A Moment in time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

God Bless America

October 9, 2017
God Bless America
Irving Berlin was born in a Russian Jewish Ghetto and immigrated to the United States when he was five, settling in New York’s Lower East Side. He was inspired to write the song, “God bless America” in 1918, and revise it in 1938, when war and the Nazis were threatening Europe... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Generosity

October 6, 2017
Generosity
The story is told that one day a beggar by the roadside asked for alms from Alexander the Great as he passed by. The man was poor and wretched and had no claim upon the ruler, no right even to lift a solicitous hand. Yet, the Emperor threw him several gold coins. An observer was astonished at his generosity and commented, "Sir, copper coins would adequately meet a beggar's need. Why give him gold?" A Moment in Time Brough to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Foundation of Morals

October 5, 2017
Foundation of Morals
Charles Carroll, one of the lesser known signers of the Declaration of Independence, said, “Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure… are undermining the solid foundation of morals, and the best security for the duration of free government.” A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Fear Paralyzes

October 4, 2017
Fear Paralyzes
Black Bart was a professional thief whose very name struck fear as he terrorized the Wells Fargo stage line. From San Francisco to New York, his name became synonymous with the danger of the frontier. Between 1875 and 1883 he robbed 29 different stagecoach crews. Amazingly, Bart did it all without firing a shot... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Emancipation

October 3, 2017
Emancipation
When the final draft of the Emancipation Proclamation was taken to Abraham Lincoln at noon on January 1, 1863, the president picked up his pen to sign it, and twice he laid it down. The gravity of what was about to take place after years of civil war, and exhaustion from the day’s events, helped Lincoln to put this historical moment into perspective... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Ask Not

October 2, 2017
Ask Not
In what is called the most memorable speech by any 20th century politician, President John F Kennedy spoke these word among many others, during his 1961 Inaugural Address. “The world is very different now... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Unspoken Word

September 29, 2017
The Unspoken Word
Winston Churchill said: “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” When we speak without thinking, we often say something that is hurtful. These harsh words cannot be taken back, and many times the destruction of them will continue for much longer than we can imagine... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Trailblazer

September 28, 2017
The Trailblazer
On March 10, 1775, Daniel Boone, and thirty-five axmen, began blazing what would become known as the Wilderness Road. Boone and his men logged trees from Long Island in Kingsport, Tennessee, northwest to Boonesborough, Kentucky... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Spider that Saved Scotland

September 27, 2017
The Spider that Saved Scotland
In 1306, after having fought the British for Scottish independence, Robert the Bruce wallowed in despair after a significant loss. Huddled with his men in an abandoned village, Robert noticed a spider attempting to weave its web against the howling wind... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Price of Freedom

September 26, 2017
The Price of Freedom
What is the price of freedom? Does freedom have a price? Is freedom simply an American birthright? Many Americans today cannot answer these important questions. Many do not understand the cost of the freedom we now enjoy... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Lost Boy

September 25, 2017
The Lost Boy
A young man was about to be sentenced to the penitentiary. The judge had known him from childhood, because he was well acquainted with his father--a famous legal scholar and the author of an exhaustive study entitled, "The Law of Trusts." "Do you remember your father?" asked the magistrate... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Lie of Lying

September 22, 2017
The Lie of Lying
The University of Massachusetts conducted a study on lying using 242 undergraduates. Each student was paired with a partner they had never met before, and were instructed to talk normally. The recordings of these conversations showed that 60% of these students could not talk for longer than 10 minutes without lying... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Tenacity

September 21, 2017
Tenacity
Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most well-known composers of all and time, was born in Bonn, Germany. During his life, he composed 9 symphonies, 1 violin & 5 piano concertos, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, and one opera. Most of these were written after 1798, the year that he suffered an injury that cost him his hearing... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Personal Accountability to God

September 20, 2017
Personal Accountability to God
The seventh principle of the Judeo-Christian ethic is the principle of personal accountability. One of the greatest restraints against evil toward another is the knowledge that every person will one day give an account to Almighty God... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Common Decency

September 19, 2017
Common Decency
The sixth principle of a Judeo-Christian ethic is the principle of common decency. Common decency is simply the truth that a decent nation is made up of decent people. When a decent nation is faced with a difficult situation, that nation will do the right, and honest thing... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Abrahamic Covenant

September 18, 2017
The Abrahamic Covenant
The fifth principle of a Judeo-Christian Ethic is the principle of the Abrahamic Covenant. A covenant is an agreement between two people or groups stating they will keep a promise or arrangement between them... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Right to a God-centered Education

September 15, 2017
The Right to a God-centered Education
The fourth principle of the Judeo-Christian Ethic is the right to a God-centered Education. The Bible states that the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Most of America’s colleges and universities were founded by Christians preachers and churches... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

A National Work Ethic

September 14, 2017
A National Work Ethic
The third principle of the Judeo-Christian ethic is a National Work Ethic. Ingrained deep within the American spirit is a willingness and desire to give an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. This is the principle that has allowed America to build the largest and strongest economy in the history of the World... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Traditional Family

September 13, 2017
The Traditional Family
The second principle of the Judeo-Christian ethic is the Traditional Family. Our society is based on the belief that traditional marriage and family is the backbone of a healthy social order. God’s design for marriage is the union of a man and a woman;... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Dignity of Human Life

September 12, 2017
The Dignity of Human Life
The first principle of the Judeo-Christian ethic is the dignity of human life. Our society has always placed a great importance on the respect and preservation of human life. That is why our Declaration of Independence states that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights; and the first of these is the right to “life”. A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

A Time for Heroes

September 11, 2017
A Time for Heroes
In his book, A Time for Heroes, Lance Wubbels paid tribute to the patriotic heroes the world watched on September 11, 2001: “They are the police, the paramedics, rescue workers, doctors, nurses, National Guard, Red Cross workers, and others we have so often taken for granted..." A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Courage to Continue

September 8, 2017
Courage to Continue
Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” During the London Blitz in WWII, millions of Londoners huddled together in basements while their children were being sent by train out of the major cities and into the country for safety. A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Points in Favor

September 7, 2017
Points in Favor
In the late 1800’s, an employee of the Standard Oil company made a poor business decision costing the company $2 million dollars. Edward Bedford, one of the company's high ranking executives, went to see Rockefeller, the head of Standard Oil, to discuss the loss in person... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

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