Keeping America 'under blessings of Almighty God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1891005" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Abraham Lincoln[/caption] The federal government's revenue before the Civil War came mostly from tariff taxes on imports, the majority of which were collected from more…

Apollo 13 drama united world in prayer

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1890855" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mission Control[/caption] "Houston, we've had a problem" were the words sent from Apollo 13, which was launched for the moon April 11, 1970. Mission more…

Those who rescue poor, hungry, wretched

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1878815" align="aligncenter" width="600"] William Booth, Founder of the Salvation Army[/caption] Millions of people in 118 countries are helped by the Salvation Army, founded by William Booth, who more…

Robert E. Lee prayed for North during Civil War

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1878315" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Robert E. Lee[/caption] Wilmer McLean's farm in Manassas Junction, Virginia, was the location of the first Battle of Bull Run in 1861. Confederate General more…

How faith is connected to fighting

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1874675" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Omar Bradley[/caption] Five-Star general Omar Bradley died April 8, 1981. Born 1893, in a cabin near Clark, Missouri, Omar Bradley would walk to school more…

'Greatest show on earth' was not a circus

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1874185" align="aligncenter" width="600"] New York Great Roman Hippodrome[/caption] The "Greatest Show on Earth" was owned by P.T. Barnum, who died April 7, 1891. Selling millions of tickets, more…

A nation 'born to serve mankind'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1868115" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Christmas truce, World War I[/caption] During World War I, there was an unofficial "Christmas truce" during the winter of 1914. The song "Silent Night" more…

'The tomb is empty because He is risen!'

by Bill Federer -- On George Washington's tomb is engraved the Scripture, John 11:25, where Jesus told Martha: "I am the Resurrection and the Life; sayeth the Lord. He that believeth in more…

'Christians not ashamed to let the world know'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1867185" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Martin Luther King Jr.[/caption] Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated April 4, 1968. Pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, he rose to national more…

Fictional character warns of losing God, country

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1854285" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Edward Everett Hale[/caption] "The Man Without a Country" was a classic novel written by Edward Everett Hale, who was born April 3, 1822. It more…