In Gardens of Stone

On May 25, 2015, in America, Courage, Death, Freedom, Heroes, History, Liberty, Memorial Day, Patriotism, Soldiers, War, by Derrick G. Jeter

In gardens of stone, lay soldiers who stood alone on frozen hills, beside vallied rills. In gardens of stone, a trumpet blown over markers of the brave, who rest within the grave. In gardens of stone, our flag is flown in vigil of red, white, and blue, for those who loved their country true. In […]

Gratitude: Happiness Doubled by Joy

On November 27, 2014, in America, Thanksgiving, Virtue, by Derrick G. Jeter

Erma Bombeck called Thanksgiving, “pig-out time throughout the land.” And O. Henry called the holiday, “purely American. The holiday may be purely American—and a time to pig-out on turkey—but the attitude is purely Christian. Few things are more unChristian than for a forgiven sinner to be an ungrateful saint. Ungratefulness is a sign of pride, […]