Sunday, June 27, 2010

Blessed But Tired!

The Lord surely gave us Showers of Blessings this week. Seem Camp Meeting started  ahead of time at church.  We were ready for an out pouring of the Holy Ghost.   The Blessed Holy Spirit honored us with His Presence night after night.  How  many of you have ever been in a service where wave after wave of glory came, people praising and minding  God?   Tuesday night the house of God was full and running over.  People going to the altar, some going to someone else and getting things right, others on their feet praising God, some leaving and going to someone's home and talking to them about their soul.  Seem all were in one accord.  The one thing that brought this about was obedience.  Care to guess how long this went on?  Ten minutes after midnight we were dismissed.  Seem no one was in a hurry.  The preachers just stepped aside and let the Holy Ghost move.

I don't know how many people were there. Different states were represented.  The singing was anointed, the preaching was anointed and the people were anointed.  Wasn't it  David who said "Anoint me with fresh oil?"
That is exactly what we got.  A fresh anointing!

The youth choir was such a blessing.  God used those young people in a mighty way.  In a testimony service (and we have them when someone feels like they need to testify.)  quite a few of the young people stood with tears running down their faces and said thank you to bus drivers that stopped their way and invited them to
church.  Others thank you to a Mom and Dad.  There is no way to describe to you what the Lord did for all of us that night.

During preaching you could hear someone sobbing.  The person  literally ran to the altar.  The Lord was there to set the sinner free and to help the saints of God. I wish all of you could have been there, especially Tuesday night. I have never seen God move on this fashion. We were basking in His Presence.  Most nights it was after 10 pm before we got out.  We had some God anointed preachers.  I am so glad for preachers that still preach without fear of man.  Especially am I glad for my pastor who God has been using to keep all of his sheep following The Great Shepherd.  Bro. Rusty and Mrs. Ceil  truly have a servants heart.

We hated for the meeting to close.  I don't think it has come to and end for our local church.  We are going to have to start a new building in the near future.

I feel so blessed to be a part of a church that is alive.  Preachers that were there said that they go to a lot of places and they don't see anything like they have seen here.  We had missionaries from all over.  It is always good to get to know your missionaries.  I think God blesses here because the people have a mind for missions.  We support 120 or maybe a little more.  That is not bragging but my husband and I know how God supplies your need when you step out on faith promise.

I know I am a little late getting this report in.  This is Sunday afternoon.  This morning God blessed again.
Several of the preachers from prison ministries were there.  One preached for us this morning.  Our local church has a prison ministry.

It's almost time for us to get ready for the night service.  If you would like to hear a little of the ministry go to    Bro Ken Bowman was one of the main speakers.  He usually  spoke at night.  God used him every time he preached.  I like Bro. Randy Sutherland's preaching.  You will find all the camp meeting preaching at the web page.    I am not sure ~ but some of the singing may be on there, also.  There are cd's and dvd's of all services.  You can download each message if you like.  Or just listen.  Of course, you won't hear all the praises and shouting ~ but you might hear some.  I haven't look at it yet.
Until next time God bless!

In Christ, Aliene

Monday, June 21, 2010

Camp Meeting

Camp Meeting is in full swing already.  I could not believe the people that came early.  Yesterday Morning we were full and overflowing.  We surely need a new Sanctuary, which is already in the making.  We need this for our regular services.  Plans are being drawn up.  It seems God's people are wanting to get to where God's blessings are flowing.  Surely the Lord is so good to us to let us be a part of something that is on fire for the Lord.  People are driving 50 miles one way just to be in our regular services and have a place where their children can see what serving God is really about.  Last night a family joined.

I never want take what God is doing here in Livingston La.  for granted.  We have wonderful leadership and a people that have a mind to work.   We have been in churches were you could not find a spark of life.  But I am so thankful that the Blessed Holy Spirit honors our services.

People will be coming in today  form different states.  We are anticipating a real move of God this week.

We almost feel like the three disciples.  "Let us build sanctuaries here and just worship"  The preacher brought that out last night.  There were six on that mountain.  Three disciples (live human beings)  Two that were resurrected ( Elijah and Enoch)  And the Lord.  No wonder they felt the way they did.  But had they stayed on that mountain and enjoyed all the blessing themselves ~ how were the people at the foot of the mountain going to get in on God's blessings?   So no tabernacles were built so that others may be told that their is a Living God.   He wants to bless His people and them He wants us to be a blessing to those  that are looking for something real.

Pray for the camp meeting this week as the Lord moves among our people and that new ones may come into the Kingdom.  I'll give you a report later in the week.
                                         Always In Christ,    Aliene

Sunday, June 20, 2010

 This is an outline of a message that my brother prepared for today.  He gets credit and I posted it without his permission.  I know he willnot care.

 PSALM 128

This is Father’s day And I have been thinking about fatherhood and all that is involved.

There are good dads in this world who work very hard to care for their family’s.

There are those who are biological fathers only and have not part in the lives of his children.

One-third of America’s children are not living with their natural fathers.

I want to thank those men today who step up and become fathers to a child whose father has made mistakes and for what ever reason can’t be a real dad to his child.

There are fathers who are lazy and don’t try to take care of their family’s.

Now, I want to say something here that some might think is harsh, but I don’t think very much of a man that will not take care of his family!

This week I have been thinking about my dad. I think it’s sad that many times in life we don’t fully appreciate a persons life until they are gone.

Forgive me for making references about my dad for a little while this morning. He has been gone to heaven for some years now but I think of him often. My dad was not perfect and he made lots of mistakes but he was still my Dad.

All of us think about our dads in different ways .

Some may think good thoughts about their dad . Some may think bad thoughts!

Some may have to pray that God would help them forgive their dad for failing them.

I was blessed with a good dad!

This morning I want to share with you this Psalm that tell what a good Dad can be.

1. A good dad is one who fears the Lord and walks in His way.

V.1 “Blessed is every one that feareth ( showing reverence to ) the Lord; that walketh in his ways.”

The word blessed sticks out in this chapter.

I don’t know much about my dad’s life before he married my mother .

I do know that he came from a very poor family .

I do know that he only had a third grade education.

I do know that he was raised in the depression time.

I do know that he was not raised in a very spiritual home.

I do know that it wasn’t until he and my mother married and had children that he began to fear the Lord in a real sense of the word.

My older brother begin playing with some boys whose dad happen to be the pastor of the Nazarene church in our home town.

Our uncle lived next door to the church and that pastor came and ask if the children could come to Sunday school. To make a long story short, it wasn’t long until our whole family was in church. Dad became the Sunday School bus driver. Soon our mother found the Lord as her personal Saviour. It wasn’t until later in life that Dad found the Lord and begin to walk with the Lord. (Never give up praying for a person who needs God.)

Even though Dad didn’t know the Lord as his personal Saviour yet he still taught us children to fear the Lord. When it came to church time we were there! Sunday School, Sunday morning, Sunday night, revival time we were there. Sometimes revival lasted for as much as two weeks, but we were there! We were taught to fear the Lord!

“Blessed is every one who fears the Lord.”

To walk with God and became a man of the word of God.

I am glad that God is a longsuffering God . I don’t know why some of us take so long giving our hearts to God, but for whatever reason, we do.

It was some years later that Dad began to walk with God and became a man of the word of God.

But I do know that because he and our mother feared the Lord, had a lot to do with what I am spiritually today.

Thank God for a dad and mother who fears the Lord.

This verse says “Blessed is he who fears the Lord.”

2. A good dad is one who works hard to take care of his family.

Look at verse 2-4

“For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.” Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.”

Dad taught us that hard work never hurt anyone.

I Tim 5:8

“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

Now its hard to talk about one of my parents without including the other.

A. Dad and Mother were good providers for the family.

(Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house:)

Dad worked at many jobs from ship yards to Ice Man for our home town. (That was before I was born.) But during my life as a child he worked in a saw mill. I never remember my dad being without work. He always found something to do. It may not have been work he enjoyed but he always had work. Because he wanted to take care of his family.

Mother also worked hard to help pay the bills and put food on the table and to buy us children clothes . Two jobs I remember Mother working at was packing strawberries and working in the scrimp factory. They set the example for us.

B. Dad and Mother taught us children to work.

There was always something to do at our house. The girls had jobs and then we boys had jobs.

I want you to know that we boys always had the harder jobs, or at least it seemed to me like they were. My sisters would have different thoughts about this.

Let share with you just a few jobs we boys did. Rake the yard, dig up the garden in the spring with a shovel, plant the garden, hoe the garden, milk the cow, stake the cow out with a chain. Carry water from the well that had a pitcher pump on it, that was about 50 yards from the house. (It seemed to me like it was a mile.)

How many of you have had the privilege of drinking from the family water bucket with a dipper?

Most days two or three buckets of water would do for the family. But there was more to this water hauling than what we drank. Saturday morning was wash day . Mother had a ringer type washing machine on the back porch. There was a number three wash tub sitting beside the washer.

First we carried water for the washer. Then carried water for the tub to rinse the clothes.

There were eight people in our family and the washing was for the whole week. We had to fill each one of them many times. After we filled them up, we could go play but we had to be able to hear Mother when she calls for more water. Enough about my family.

As I look around this church this morning I see families that I know teach their children the value of hard work. All of you were taught the value of work from childhood just like I was. I feel sorry for children that have everything handed to them. They are missing out on lots of blessings.

3. A God fearing, hard working family is a blessed family.

Look again at verse 1&2

“Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. 2. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.”

There are some blessing that I want us to see in this chapter for the person who walks with the Lord..

A. The Man who fears the Lord and walks in His ways is blessed.

V.1 “Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord”.

“Count your blessing name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”

If we walk with the Lord we can’t help but be blessed!

2. The man who is blessed is a happy man.

v. 2 “ ”Happy shall you be.”

Because we walk with the Lord we will find happiness!

3. It will be well with that man who does these things.

v. 2 It shall be well with you.”

Matthew Henry’s commentary says.

“Whatever befalls thee, good shall be brought out of it; it shall be well with thee while you live, ever yet better when thou diest, and better yet for all eternity.”

The word says “God shall supply all of our needs according to His riches.”

4. These blessing shall come out of Zion.

V.5 “The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion:”

Zion was were the ark of the covenant was. The Ark represented the presence of God.

Psalm 20:1-2
“ The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion.”

5. Look at the last verse.

“Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.”

I am not sure why the Lord let the Psalmist put this verse in but I think maybe he was thinking about us grandparents. Oh! What joy grandchildren bring to us. When we grow tired we can send them to dad and mom!

If I had known how much fun grandchildren were I think we would have had them first!

If you want to hear more about my grandchildren see me after church.

It might take a while!


Hanging on my desk is a reading that Pallie gave me in 1989 that I think every Father needs to have. This was written by Terry Tanksley

It goes like this.

God said, Go! Don’t quit! Your work is not in vain. I’ll always go with you to strengthen and sustain.”

I said, “God, I’m convinced that I don’t walk alone, but there are days when I lack the courage to go on.”

God said, “Go on! Don’t you quit!
Remember, I love you; Victory is just ahead and I will see you through.”

Happy Father’s Day Dads!!!

This reflects my  sentiments also.
Always, Aliene

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Look Up

When Things Look Down We Look Up

 "When things look down, we look up". With this in mind consider the following thoughts about the situation of our heavenly abode in heaven versus our temporary abode in this world.

The Economy

The United States: The economy is bad, and it is currently getting worse.
Heaven: The economy is doing very well. There is no debt, and the Lord is rich. As joint-heirs with Christ, we have part in His riches (2Corinthians 8:9)

The Government

The United States: The government is too big, it is at odds, and it cannot be trusted.
Heaven: There is complete agreement within the heavenly government. We can be sure that the heavenly government has our best at heart.

The Job Market

The United States: This country will always have people who are not willing to work for a living, and the government will take care of them. Now, however, even people who desire to work are struggling to find jobs to provide for their families.
Heaven: All will have work to do in heaven (Revelation 22:3).

The Security

The United States: We consider ourselves to be safe, because of the power of our military. This sense of security has wavered as of 9/11, and will be tested again in the future.
Heaven: All is safe. The creator of the world sits upon the throne there, and no foe can match His great power.
Ray, Andrew
I saw this and thought it was good.   Our country is sure not what it use to be, but aren't you glad heaven is in view?  If we look at circumstances we will go down.  I'm reminded of Peter walking on the water.  He did fine until he got his eyes off the Master and looked around and he started going down.  We do the same thing if we focus on our surroundings.  But when things look down just lift your eyes upward to heaven. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Camp Meeting!

  "A Nation In Need"
                         Proverbs 14:34  "Righteous exalted a nation:  but sin is a reproach to any people."
We start our camp meeting Sunday.  The theme is 
A Nation in Need.
It officially starts Monday night but people start coming in Sunday.
I am not going to really comment on our Nation.  I'll leave that for the preachers.  I want to tell you what camp meetings have meant to me.
I don't remember missing but one and I was expecting our son.
I look back over the years and I can see what it has done in my life.
I remember months before camp would come I would start sewing. 
Our camp meetings were outside under a big tabernacle. Saw dust trails! Home made benches and altar and podium. 
There were cabins and dorms all over the place.  Campers pulling in.  I know it was hot weather but it did not matter to us.  We were not use to air conditioners back then.  It was during those meetings that help us to get our feet down spiritually.  It was a time when the Lord would  honor us with His Presence and encouraged the saints.  
We would hear praying in the night coming from the Tabernacle.
The older saints set the example. 
As I was a teen ager~ I remember the young people out under the tabernacle praying.  I remember we were praying for a certain young person that the Lord was dealing with.  Finally around midnight the evangelist came over to us and told us to go and get some rest, the Lord had heard our prayer.   During the night in the wee hours of the morning we heard shouting and praising God.
Someone came and told us that the young gentleman was under such conviction that he got the other boys in the dorm up to pray with him.  You can imagine the sleep we got.

I probably could tell you a lot more but I am going to fast forward.
I was  sixteen and had met a young man.  He was at that camp.  When we all were back home he starting writing to  me.  His Dad was a pastor in North Louisiana.  We wrote and he would call me once in a while.  This went on until we graduated from high school.
He came down for my graduation and needless to say ~he proposed to me the evening before.  That was March 31.  We got married the following November.  

Then we started our little family in church and going to camp meetings.  They grew up knowing the shouts of the saints as we did.

We still look forward to camp meeting.  It is a little different now.
No, it's a lot different!  We now have air conditioned buildings
and dining hall.  I can't say I miss the heat!  I surely don't.  It  gets mighty hot here in South Louisiana.

We do need to pray for our nation as well.  We are surely in need.
But we have a God! 

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Dreamer

A DREAMER AND HIS DREAM                 06-11-10

Let me tell you, Jesse hated this job. And you would too, I imagine, if you had to do it. Jesse was a chicken plucker. That's right. He stood on a line in a chicken factory and spent his days pulling the feathers off dead chickens so the rest of us wouldn't have to. It wasn't much of a job.
But at the time, Jesse didn't think he was much of a person.
His father was a brute of a man.
His dad was actually thought to be mentally ill and treated Jesse rough all of his life.
Jesse's older brother wasn't much better. He was always picking on Jesse and beating him up.
Yes, Jesse grew up in a very rough home in West Virginia . Life was anything but easy.
And he thought life didn't hold much hope for him.
That's why he was standing in this chicken line, doing a job that  few people wanted.

In addition to all the rough treatment at home, it seems that Jesse was always sick.
Sometimes it was real physical illness, but way too often it was all in his head. He was a small child, skinny and meek.That sure didn't help the situation any. When he started to school, he was the object of every bully on the playground. He was a hypochondriac of the first order.
For Jesse, tomorrow was not always something to be looked forward to.
But, he had dreams. He wanted to be a ventriloquist.
He found books on ventriloquism. He practiced with sock puppets and saved his hard earned dollars until he
could get a real ventriloquist dummy.

When he got old enough, he joined the military.
And even though many of his hypochondriac symptoms persisted, the
military did recognize his talents and put him in the entertainment corp.
That was when his world changed.
He gained confidence.
He found that he had a talent for making people laugh, and laugh so hard
they often had tears in their eyes. Yes, little Jesse had found himself.

You know, folks, the history books are full of people who overcame a
handicap to go on and make a success of themselves, but Jesse is one of
the few I know of who didn't overcome it.
Instead he used his paranoia to make a million dollars, and become one of
the best-loved characters of all time in doing it!

Yes, that little paranoid hypochondriac, who transferred his nervousness
into a successful career, still holds the record for the most Emmy's  given
in a single category.
The wonderful, gifted, talented, and nervous comedian who brought us
Barney Fife 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Century Plant and my Quilt.

This is a pod (?) I guess at the very top of the Century Plant that  I showed you a week or so ago.  I zoomed in and finally got one.  I really don't know what is happening to that 
8 -9 foot plant except it is making  little plants that resemble cauliflower coming out at the very top.  You can enlarge the picture here and see it better.  We notice Sunday that the whole stalk is beginning to lean over.  According to what I read on it ~ it is getting ready for the whole plant to die.  I will continue to check it.  This is the only one I have ever seen bloom

I have been working on my quilt that I showed you a few blogs back.   I am doing it by hand with a 16 inch hoop.  I can't bend over so I thought this would be the best way.  I have to move the hoop quite a bit but it gives me a chance to see what it looks like.  The hardest part was starting in the  middle.  I know that is how Mom did when she quilted ~ except she used quilting frames.  

I should be through by next week.  I will post a finished product.

It will be my first quilt to have ever done by myself.  I know a lot are done on the sewing machine, but as  I quilted this particular one that Mom had cut out before she passed away last year, I just reminiscent and thought of what she is doing now.  On July 9th will be one year that she went to be with the Lord.  I hope to have this Sue Bonnet Quilt finished by then.  I honestly did not think I would like quilting, but I love it.  I plan to start another one when I finish this one. So I will send you two pictures in the next couple weeks.
I hope all of you are having a good week.  I made more Friendship
cakes and still have two more batches to make.  Trying to get some made up for our Camp Meeting that begins on Father's Day.  We are looking forward to that.  Wish some of you could come.  It is all free.  It would be well worth the trip for you to get in on some of the services with  good old God Filled singing and Holy Anointed preaching. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Sabbath and the House of God!

What ever has happened to respect for the House of God?   When my husband started working at A&P back in 1959 ~ they were not allowed to sell any intoxicating drink.  The reason:  A  Church was right across the street.  
At that time A&P was the leading grocery chain across the U.S.  Businesses respected the House of God.  No stores were opened on Sunday.  It was a day of  worship and rest.  We, as Christians, prepared on Saturday for The Sabbath Day.  It was the most important day of the week.  We did not buy nor sell on the Sabbath.  If anyone needed medicine they called the Pharmacist and he would meet them at the drug store. That was an emergency.  I understand that nurses have to work sometimes on the sabbath.  Maybe other line of businesses! That is necessary.   But just to work to get more material gain is putting God on the back burner.
That's my opinion!  We all do have a right to our opinion.  I will respect yours.

We have never bought on the Sabbath unless it was an absolute necessity.  We do not consider milk and bread a necessity.  It can be bought on Saturday. We  do as much as we possibly can to prepare for the Sabbath Day.  So many Christians can't wait to get out of church to go to the steak House or their favorite place to eat.  Then may hand out a tract to the worker. I wonder how many people would be in church if they did not have to work?  I wonder what they think about the Christians  who have a big time on the Sabbath?  Personally, I would not want to stand in their way.  I know what some of you are thinking right now. If they were not working they probably would not be in church anyway!  Why not give them a chance?
Then I wonder what the Lord thinks about in the church during Sunday School ~ coffee and biscuits or rolls or whatever is brought in and served.  My question is~ Can't they eat and drink coffee before and after church?   

Do not we try and teach our children to behave at church?  No talking, no eating, no gum chewing etc?   We teach them that Sunday we go to church to worship God.  
I don't want you to read me wrong and suppose that this goes on where we go to church.  The Sanctuary is God's House.  Our youth leader sits with the youth.  For the most part we have a good group of youth.  But we want to set the example, don't we?   So we need to be careful that we respect God's House so the generation coming on may follow.

I am not saying you have to see things in the same light as we do and I will not judge those that disagree. 

I know this post will not be received well, but it has been on my heart and I needed to write it. 
It seems to me that the Scripture has something to say about the Sabbath.  I also know the argument that it was so in the Old Testament because they were under the law!   But we are under Grace now!  Does that do away with the 10 Commandments mentioned in the Sermon on The Mount? Do we believe part of the Bible or all of God's Word?
In Jeremiah 17:21-22  ( Thus saith the Lord; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; Neither carry forth a burden out of your  houses on the Sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.   Verse 27 (But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.

You can read Nehemiah and his heart's longing was to go and restore the House of God.  He was in captivity but his heart was on God's House.  Nehemiah 13: 10 ( Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? )
Verse 15-17  ( In those days saw I in Judah some  treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day; and  testified against them in the day wherein they SOLD victuals.
There dwelt men of  Tyre also therein, which bought fish, and all manner of ware, and SOLD ON THE SABBATH  unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and  said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day.  

Nehemiah then told them that they brought more wrath upon  Israel by profaning the sabbath.  He commanded the gates to be shut and not opened until the sabbath day was over.  He also told the merchants and sellers  that there was no need to stay outside the gates of the wall and threatened to lay hands on the if they came again.  He was safe guarding the House of God and the sabbath day.  Don't we have a responsibility to safe guard God's House?

Ezekiel 20:19-2(I am the Lord your God, walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them. And hallow my Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God.)

Could it be that God's fury will be poured out because the House of God is dis-respected and His children wont listen?

Last Sunday we pass by the ball park and about three ball games were going on.  We came home and the place was flooded with 
cars and people.  Have people forgotten what the Sabbath Day is for?  Lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God! May God help 
that  people will give The Lord back His rightful place. 
"That in all things, He might have the pre-eminence"

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Christian Flag

I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
’Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land. God bless the USA.

Yes, our flag is flying proudly today as we face an enemy that would like to take our freedom from us.

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands. One Nation UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
This  we all said at our Senior gradutation last Sunday night. An attack has been made on our National Flag but it still flies.   When it was brought in with the Christian Flag  it made me proud to be an American.  Also proud to be a Christian.  Then we pledged to the Bible. Thank God we can still open our Bibles and read in public and pass out Christian tracts.  We are blessed, indeed!
My brother wrote this a few years back. Something to think about!
What if every Christian in America were to fly the Christian flag along side the American flag? Think about it! Driving down the road one could see the Christian flag on homes and cars. In store windows. Lapel pens in the form of the Christian flag. The Christian flag flying beside our national flag. I wonder if it would turn people's hearts toward God? I wonder if we would see a spiritual revival in our land? God grant that it might happen. What a great opportunity we have these days as Christians.

God told Jeremiah in chapter 51: 27 "Set up a standard (flag) in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations."
Could this be applied to our day?

Think of the pledge to the Christian flag and what it means.

"I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands. One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe."

The pledge is a sermon itself.  One Saviour’s kingdom. One Saviour who shed His blood. One Saviour who was crucifed. One Saviour risen.One Saviour with life and liberty. One Saviour coming again for all who believe.

Let's wave our flags high.

Let's be proud to be Christian Americans! 
Proud and blessed to be a Christian! 

Always, Aliene