'Abraham Lincoln' Tagged Posts

'Abraham Lincoln' Tagged Posts

“BEAUTY INSTEAD OF ASHES”

“We live in the midst of alarms.  Anxiety clouds the future, and we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read.” That pretty much sums up the way we see things today. But those words were written a century and a half ago by a man named Abraham Lincoln.  He presided over a nation torn in half by a bloody civil war whose death toll was refigured a few years ago…

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE MOUNTAINTOP?

Famous speeches often become famous because they borrow the language of the Bible or echo the words of prophets, apostles or Christ Himself.   Abraham Lincoln borrowed the words of Christ when giving his famous “House Divided” speech in the days before the Civil War.  Julia Ward Howe borrowed Scriptural imagery when she began “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with the…

THE GOOD FIGHT

In July of 1861, folks in both the North and the South figured on an easy victory in mere months.  Neither the Union nor the Confederacy were truly prepared for the bloodiest war in our history – the Civil War. The history books tell us of the initial enthusiasm and excitement.  General McDowell marched forth from Washington with his 35,000 men, eager for battle.  A…