Saturday, November 20, 2004

Jefferson Thanksgiving Festival a.d. 2004 ArmyMenNowAndThen


The man on the left is an Army Special Forces medical doctor (and "War Eagle" Auburn grad) just back from Afghanistan who came to meet "General Washington" who had the year before enlisted his children into the Army of Washington as "Prayer Warriors" to "pray for your Papa, Mama, brothers and sisters, friends and family, and all those defending Liberty all around the world." as "GW" asks each child to do.

His children excitedly told him over the long distance telephone line how General Washington was praying for him and having children all across America pray with him, reminding the children they were "just as powerful as General George Washington as a Prayer Warrior because our loving Father God in Heaven listens to all our prayers equally."

Monday, June 14, 2004

One of President Jefferson's Prescribed School Books?

President Jefferson also served as Chairman of the Washington schools when he lived in the Executive Mansion (later The White House). Jefferson reportedly said that two books WOULD be used in the Washington schools, other books COULD be used. The prescribed two books were the Holy Bible and the Isaac Watts Hymnal.

The questions are:
(1) Which translation of the Holy Bible, the King James Version, or some other? and
(2) Which Isaac Watts Hymnal, the famous "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" or this hymn book for children titled "Divine & Moral Songs for Children"?

One of President Jefferson's Prescribed School Books? Title Page...

At a convention in Valley Forge promoting this Constitution, "GW" had the great good fortune to meet Mrs. Carris Kocher who compiled, arranged and edited this collection of Isaac Watts songs for children.

Isaac Watts biography