Journal Journeys

When fear comes, let us say, “There is no room in the inn.” Lonnie/8-20-21

When fear knocks at the doors of our mind and heart, help us lecture it with faith and truth. Lonnie /8-20-21

“Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their housemen, BUT DO NOT LOOK TO THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, OR SEEK HELP FROM THE LORD.” Isaiah 31:1 NIV


John Quincy Adams


Letters of John Quincy Adams to His Son

John Quincy Adams named his son after his mentor, George Washington. In a letter to his son, Adams wrote, ‘I have myself for many years made it a practice to read the Bible once a year . . . with the intention and desire that it may contribute to my advance in wisdom and virtue.’

. . .

“‘My custom is to read 4-5 chapters every morning immediately after rising from my bed. It employs about an hour of my time and it seems to me the most suitable manner of beginning the day.'”


“In the years following World War II, General Omar Bradley warned America, ‘We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount . . . The world has achieved brilliance without conscience.’

Though we had helped to win a great military and moral victory in Europe, we were becoming a world of ‘nuclear giants and ethical infants’ (Bartlett’s Quotations).”

Red Sky in the Morning; p. 105

New Life Publications 1998

America’s Greatness—God!

“I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors . . . fertile fields . . . vast world commerce . . . her public school system. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution.


did I understand the secret of her genius and power.”

Alexis de Tocqueville (as quoted in Red Sky in the Morning p.93)

New Life Publications 1998

emphasis mine

Even Then . . .

“People are realizing that the Founding Fathers were not angels. They were flawed; some were slave owners . . .

When the Founding Fathers were writing the Constitution, they were already talking about how to get rid of the stain known as slavery . . .

People forget that the settlers were coming from an area where slavery existed.

. . . America proved that it was able to turn things around and in the right direction.

Graham Allen

Dear America p. 230

Center Street 2021

All Black Lives Matter

“Ask a hundred people on the street of any city in America if they know who George Floyd was; then ask who David Dorn was . . . Both men were black, and Dorn is every bit as dead as Floyd is, even though Dorn was neither high on drugs nor handcuffed while trying to resist arrest when he died. If Black Lives Matter said or did anything to honor Dorn after his death, I didn’t hear about it.”

Graham Allen

Dear America p. 134

Center Street 2021

I am not particularly a Graham Allen fan; I could do with less tone and attitude. But I agree with this observation. I suggest you look into the story of David Dorn.