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in God we trust?

Before I start, I would like to tell the origin of the song, “It is Well with my Soul.” The words were written in 1873 by Horatio G. Spafford on a ship near the spot in the Atlantic Ocean where he four daughters drowned after their ship collided with another ship and sank in just 12 minutes, his wife survived. Angry at first with God, he thought God didn’t know what it was like to lose a child, then Horatio remembered Romans 8:32a, “He spared not his own son (Jesus)...” with that the words were written. That’s how it is when you’re a follower of Christ, we know we’re just passing through. This Earth is not our final home. However, as we pass through, we are to represent and live to do as Jesus would and did when he was here on Earth.

That said, we feel bad when we see evil prevail, as what’s happening in this country and called “A Shining City on a Hill,” to be looked up to as a Godly example of how to live. America, with Obama/Roberts Care’s intrusive infringement of our individual privacy and rights. After 2014 will be nothing more than any other socialist country. Imagining America’s freedoms being lost, rather with the guises of health care or gun control or homosexual rights or killing babies in women’s rights.

If I were a political cartoonist, I would draw Jesus’ face with tape across his mouth, behind him the Constitution with a line across the First Amendment and a pen in hand resting on the Second Amendment ready to put a line across it.

Pray, fast, beseech God for this nation. In the end it’s heaven, not D.C., to put our trust.

God help America. Amen.

Stephen L. Heinecke


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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