Grave in New Orleans

Franklin Roosevelt – The Depression

“Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.” John 20:8 KJV

I think it is one of the coolest events of childhood, especially from a parent’s or grandparent’s vantage point. They thought He was going to make the world a different place. Now their hopes were gone.

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Sunset in the Mountains - Appalachian Mountains, Virginia

Woodrow Wilson – Was Wife Edith Wilson really the President?

“In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?” Psalm 11:1 KJV

Many wonder, for the last year and a half of his presidency, if it might be his wife, not him, who was really running the country. No, I’m glad for the view that I have.

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"You're Right!" clipart

John Adams – The Boston Massacre

“For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” Romans 10:3 KJV

No matter how many times I hear it, I never get tired of hearing it. Don’t make me pull out my official How to Count Words manual.

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Dog and Bean Statue

Lyndon Johnson – The Teacher

“And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.” Exodus 4:15 KJV

In order to learn you have to have someone with patience, knowledge, and the unique knack of being able to communicate. The most successful of these don’t take the teacher with them once they learn. No, a lesson learned is a lesson applied.

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Open field across the street from James Madison's Birthplace - Port Conway, Virginia

James Madison – The Father of the Constitution

“And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs….And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.” Numbers 13:23, 27

“At least it’s not an earthquake.” Our efforts to form a nation were really quite trying.

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Listening Thumbs Up clipart

Calvin Coolidge – Silent Cal

“And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.” Luke 2:25 KJV

Listening is a trait not too many of us possess. Calvin’s response: “You lose.”

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The Pedestal Sundial

Gerald Ford – The Nixon Pardon

“Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.” Genesis 13:11 KJV

I was looking out the back window of the car as we climbed to the top of the second hill. I could see the road all the way back to town. I was amazed with all the cars lined up as far back as I could see and they all had their lights on.

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Senaca Rock, West Virginia

Richard Nixon – Post White House Years

But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. Psalms 3:3 KJV

It was a long, lonely night in the motel room. Everything I worked for seemed to be falling apart. “I have never been a quitter,” he said. Lucky for us, our God is a God of second chances.

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Shrimp Boats at Sunset

John Tyler – First Wife and Children

But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. Matthew 8:22 KJV

It’s probably the cry of each generation, but sometimes I really miss the “good old days.” It is also known that it was just before their wedding day, that he first summons the nerve to just kiss her on her hand.

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Fig Tree in the Winter

George W Bush – Wild Youth

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ… Philippians 1:6 KJV

One year I planted a small fig tree in the yard. I wasn’t too inspired by its progress. The strange thing about it is I don’t think they or anyone in history has ever moved a mountain with their faith. Or have they?

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