Nova Scotia and Connecticut played a unique role in the freedom conflict of the colonies during the Revolutionary War period. Martha Washington's Quilt brings our attention to little-known pieces of history as we look through the eyes of the Starr family. Samuel Huntington, a relative of the Starr family, was one of the signers of our Declaration of Independence. This story is about one family's struggles, triumphs, heartache, faith, and joy as they live through a defining piece of our nation's history.
One Nation under God: the Factual History of America’s Religious Heritage is a study of our Founding Fathers—their beliefs, their goals and their history. It uses the direct words of the Founding Fathers from personal letters, personal Bible notes, and many more substantiated sources.
The book follows the spiritual direction of our country from the time the Puritans landed in the new world up to today. Our loss of faith in God and how that loss has impacted our society is profiled. It includes quotes from some of the people that had the most influence on the growth of our once great nation and some of the people and events that have caused our nation to decline economically, socially, and morally.
One Nation under God includes many landmark court cases that have affected our way of life in the way the American people can worship the Lord in public and in private. The book is a map of our rise to greatness and our decline to the potential oblivion of this once "light on the hill" for all the world to follow. It also is a guide on how to reclaim our greatness by turning back to God for His forgiveness and guidance.
The farther away we move from God the worse our society becomes. I started writing
One Nation under God
setting out to prove to the country—possibly the world—that we are a Christian nation.
"…One Nation Under God
helps us remember who we are and what we did and thus helps preserve the American spirit."
—David Barton, Historian, Author, TV Producer, founder of Wallbuilders
America is in danger of losing the constitutional republic created by the Founding Fathers. Since the beginning of the progressive era, the federal government has steadily encroached on the rights of the states and the people. Yet today, we are inundated with politicians of both parties who seek new ideas and innovative ways to make government work, rather than solutions for preserving our political heritage. To restore our republic, we need to look to the past, to the political fathers of old who made the nation the best and brightest on earth. Grover Cleveland was the last of those fathers. As a mayor, governor, and president, Cleveland dealt with many of the same troubles we face today—the public character and behavior of our candidates, the role of government in the everyday lives of the people, the burden of taxation, the distribution of wealth, government involvement in an economic depression, monetary policy, and complex foreign affairs. By studying Cleveland’s policies and ideals, we can relearn those forgotten lessons of ancient times and restore the American republic.
The congregation of Meadow Creek enjoys dinner on the grounds in the shade of a massive red oak tree. Many of the people seated around the tables are descendants of Revolutionary War veterans and have lived on the south side of the Nolichucky River all their lives. Most of them are farmers. They love this place. They’re very good at what they do. And they treasure their church. For two hundred years, the congregation has met here, and it hasn’t always been easy. The Christian life never is.
Thomas Hooke McCallie wrote a memoir in 1902 reporting for the benefit of his children what he knew of his family’s immigration to the New World, of his education at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, of his courtship and marriage—and in more detail the trials and tribulations that befell him, his family and his church during the tumultuous years of the Civil War. THM, as the editor calls him throughout the book, opposed secession by his home state of Tennessee and refused to support the Confederacy either as a soldier or as a minister. And, with equal vigor he opposed the Federal government’s resolve to preserve the Union by force of arms. His determination not to support either side of the conflict was the perfect formula for being harassed by both sides. Much of the memoir turns on the troubled existence resulting for THM, his family and his church because of his fixed view of right and wrong at this catastrophic moment in our nation’s history.
In spite of the detailed reporting of pain and privation suffered during the war, the editor feels the real theme of the story is the way THM and his wife face every new crisis with prayer—prayer and faith that their prayers would be heard. Early in the war THM preached to Confederates soldiers who found their way to his church and later in the war, after the Union Army occupied Chattanooga, to Union soldiers, never changing the message because of the color of the uniform. The message? That every man, whether dressed in blue or gray, must know the saving Grace of Jesus Christ.