Democracy’s Open Door

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Challenges shall arise

Founding Fathers always knew

Banking on nation’s resilience

Diligence sees us through


Compromise offers path

Democracy’s open door

Common ground must be sown with faith

No longer keeping score


Nation’s tomorrow calls

Steering with imperfect hands

Leading always, “Of the People”

Across freedom’s great land


With each generation

Grateful nation never bends

Defending democracy’s quest

Freedom’s proud dividend

A shining example of a nation’s perseverance. U.S. Capitol Building’s dome was finished during the American Civil War. (Courtesy of Pinterest)

In his Gettysburg Address, President Abraham Lincoln immortalized the continuing spirit and faith in the American experiment of democracy with these words, “. . . that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Arthur Ashe Quotes

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True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.  It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.

Start where you are, use what you have.

Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) was an American professional tennis player.  During his distinguished career, he won 76 tournament titles, including three Grand Slam tournaments.

Franklin Graham Quote

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We often become mentally and spiritually barren because we’re so busy.

From Proverbs 21:5:  “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to want.”