Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Nervous Nellie in America

Well, tomorrow is my doctor appointment to see what the results of my scan are. I would like something to show up so I have an answer to all the pain I feel. Even if nothing shows up, I am going to let the doctor know that I am going to opt for having a look-see with the laprascope. I am going to also ask for copies of all the reports on my scans and send them to my doctors up north. I already have an appointment to speak with one of my doctors up north on Monday, March 16th.

Today I taught Eric about the Great Awakening (a spiritual revival) that began in America around 1730. The colonies were in spiritual decline when a preacher by the name of Jonathan Edwards in Massachusetts began to clearly preach the gospel of Christ. This awakening was part of God's plan in the birthing of America. President Calvin Coolidge (who by the way was born on the 4th of July in 1872!) spoke about the Great Awakening in a speech he gave during his term in office which was from 1923 to 1929 (taking over from President Harding who passed on). It is a cool speech and I wanted to share it.

"The American Revolution was preceded by the great religious revival of the middle of the 18th century, which had its effect both in England and in the colonies. When the common people turned to the reading of the Bible,...when they were stirred by the great revival...the way was prepared.... It was because religion gave the people a new importance and a new glory that they demanded a new freedom and a new government. We cannot in our generation reject the cause and retain the result.

It is these beliefs, these religious convictions, that represent the strength of Amercia, the strength of all civilized society. is righteousness alone which exalteth the nation..."

~President Calvin Coolidge (30th president of the United States)

Pretty cool speech eh? I especially like when he says "We cannot in our generation reject the cause and retain the result." I think the statement applies to us today.


Sue said...

I am praying for your test results tomorrow! It seems my sister is in the same boat as you. They can't seem to figure out why she is in pain either.

Becky said...

Thank you Sue, it means so much to me. I am continuing to remember your sister in my prayers.