***I just wanted to ask my readers to send Mike Pence a message. He is being unfairly bombarded and attacked for trying to protect our religious liberty. The lies and hysteria are just jaw-dropping. I sent him an email encouraging him to stand strong and telling him I'm praying for him. Here's his email address:
take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand
in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching
thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
I recently came across a copy of a newspaper called “Globe Leader,” dated January 13, 2013. It’s a newspaper from New Wilmington, PA. In it there is an article about a Christ Church in Alexandria, VA, where George Washington had a family pew. It’s still there, and it’s the only pew left with a swinging door and a little metal plate with the name “George Washington family.” Visitors are welcome to sit in it. There is a list of George’s honorary pall bearers for his funeral, which must have been at this church.
The Church is still an active church, which had a full crowd for its
services on Christmas Eve. The author of this article said it was a very
nice service. It was an hour and a half long, conducted by a woman, and
The brochure about this church said it was also attended by Robert E.
Lee (who also has a marked pew, but no swinging gate), who, of course,
used to live where Arlington National Cemetery is now. During the Civil
War, many of the local churches were taken over and turn into hospitals.
However, the reputation of Christ Church as George Washington’s place
of worship preserved it as a church. It’s reputed to be the oldest
church in one of the original 13 colonies.
And the brochure said that it is a tradition for the sitting U.S.
President to attend at least one service at Christ Church during their
administration, often on a Sunday near Washington’s birthday
celebration. No mention of whether or not our current President has
attended, or intends to visit. But Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston
Churchill sat together there on Sunday, January 1, 1942, to observe the
World Day of Prayer for Peace.
The construction of this church began in 1767 and was completed in
1773. It still has a vibrant congregation. It can hold up to 550 people,
including those who may be seated on the balcony.
There’s a beautiful color picture of the church building on the front page of this newspaper. Might be nice to visit sometime.