Ship at Jamestown, Virginia

James Monroe – The Monroe Doctrine

“I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.” Psalm 30:1 KJV

Have you ever had one of those cases where you work so hard on something, only to have someone else take credit for your work? The bells of America’s freedom rang loud and nation after nation heard the clang.

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Reagan and Ford – The Presidential Dream Team

“And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits”. Leviticus 26: 19-20 KJV

It was called the Dream Team. It is unbeatable.

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James K Polk – Claiming California

“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God….” Ephesians 2:19 KJV

It is an issue that plagues a nation. It is immigration. One of the biggest problems with a large immigrant population is that eventually they start thinking that this is their country, too.

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John F Kennedy – Being Catholic

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1 KJV

In these 45 words they cover so much, like our rights to religious freedom and speech. I have faith that my God is strong enough that if there is only one faithful person left He can still burn the altar.

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Chester Arthur – Continuing Garfield’s Legacy

“Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?” Ecclesiastes 7:13 KJV

It’s not that I have anything personal about the color green, it just that this shade of green doesn’t look very appetizing to me. So you had the one wanting reform in civil service running with one who didn’t want that reform to happen.

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Ronald Reagan – The Story of his Father

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35 KJV

Each one of them still holds a special place in my heart. It is through this pain that we really understand how much we really care for that person.

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Dwight Eisenhower – The Old General Eisenhower

“Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.” Psalm 71:9 KJV

Most people have trouble with getting older at some point in their life. Personally, my hardest time with aging was when I hit….

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Thomas Jefferson – His Wife Martha

“I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me.” Song of Solomon 7:10 KJV

As I rubbed my belly I blurted out, “I think that might have been the best meal I’ve ever had in my entire life.” Words are a funny thing. If we use a word or combination of words too often they can lose their luster.

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Lincoln and Grant – Their Relationship

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” Proverbs 12:15 KJV

As I sit here at the steps of the Capitol in Washington DC, I’m amazed with all our country has been through. Sometimes listening and following directions is hard.

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Harry S Truman – Meeting Billy Graham

“Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.” Numbers 20:8 KJV

He was an up and coming preacher and he might have even been a little full of himself. Three weeks later he was off to meet the President.

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