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TODAY, I am all about giving thanks.  Thanks that I was blessed to be born and raised in the United States of AMERICA, during its most glorious years.  Able to raise my children and see them happy, loved and with children of their own.  All of us living free.  Free to enjoy life and to pursue whatever we were lead to, without interference.  We have enjoyed the right to worship GOD freely, and to share our faith with others.  I have been blessed to see God allow me and my children after me, to be part of HIS WORK in the earth.  There is no greater JOY.

Sadly today, I realize that we are seeing the end of the United States of America.  The selfish pride and woeful neglect of our citizens have allowed evil to grow to where it is now, overwhelming. 

I pray that you will take some time with me, to reminisce, and appreciate living in the USA.

Today, I want to remember the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as I have known it.  I would like to share with you, some songs and images that remind us of how blessed we have been in this country.  Let us enjoy these freedoms, while they are still available to us.

You probably have never heard the whole story of the inspiration for our Nation’s Anthem.  I know that I had never heard it.  It is a wonderful story.  I hope you take the time to listen to it.

Star Spangled Banner As You’ve Never Heard It

Jul 6, 2013
A story of how our national anthem came to be. I was asked by someone to put a video together for this audio and upload it, so here it is. I was never expecting it to get so many views. Yes, I’m aware some info isn’t exactly right. Please stop sending complaints. Like I said before, I was asked to upload it here. You can look up the accurate story if want the precise info. Here’s a link to one of many sources for info on the true story: Hope you enjoy the message of this video though. God Bless America! P.S: Sorry about the typos in the anthem! *I don’t own the audio or pics and the flag video that I used towards the end belongs to FarWestTexas.


This short video, was a real blessing to me.  Sergeant Benavidez shared some things from his heart from which all of us can benefit.

Oct 8, 2017
Medal Of Honor Recipient Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez shares the true meaning of our flag. I filmed this in the early 1990’s when Roy came to our unit in Cleveland, Ohio (Desert Storm was getting underway) to speak at the Soldier of the Year awards. PLEASE SHARE (DO NOT DUPLICATE) THIS VIDEO, AND KEEP OUR TRUE PATRIOTIC AMERICA ALIVE! NOTE: COMMENTS THAT ARE ANTI-AMERICAN/HATE ORIENTED/RACIST ETC WILL BE REMOVED.


I have always loved this song from Lee Greenwood.  It is even more meaningful to me now.  Nostalgic already.  I will ALWAYS BE PROUD that I AM an AMERICAN CITIZEN.  AND, I will ALWAYS thank GOD for our men and women in the military, who sacrifice so much for our sake.  They are the most abused and least appreciated people on earth.  Keep them in your prayers. 

Apr 11, 2007
*EDIT* Comments are back, guys! Just another American Soldier dedication video. Now the whole, “fathers, mothers” thing wasn’t meant to have a mother or son before or after the picture, just saying, so don’t get all weird on me about that. Song: Lee Greenwood – God Bless the U.S.A.


Kate not only does an excellent rendition of this song, she was the FIRST person to ever sing it.  This is a restored and colorized version of the original film made of her premiere performance of the song.  Included in the video below is a short prelude to the song that I had never heard before.  ENJOY.

May 7, 2019
This is a short I produced, adapted from THIS IS THE ARMY. Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” by Irving Berlin. The great Warner Bros. orchestra conducted (not on screen) by Ray Heindorf.


I selected this video because it had the best photos of America to go along with the lyrics.  I have always loved this song.   I thought it should have been the National Anthem.  Though now that I know the whole story connected to the Star Spangled Banner, I understand.  Still, this is a beautiful tribute to our Nation.

Jun 30, 2015
America the Beautiful By Katharine Lee Bates, 1913

O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet, Whose stern impassion’d stress A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness! America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved, And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine Till all success be nobleness, And ev’ry gain divine!

O Beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam, Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, Till selfish gain no longer stain The banner of the free!
America the Beautiful


This is fast becoming one of my favorite Christian songs.  It is connected to Christmas, which I do not practice…but only because people think of it that way.  I don’t.  I love that it shares the TRUTH about the reason JESUS came and what HE accomplished in so doing.  We don’t know how much longer we will be able to share things like this, as they are already making Christianity the focus of their animosity.  SO, while we can, we should spread the love of GOD as much as possible.  After all, freedom to practice their religion was the main reason most people came to America in the beginning.

It’s About The Cross | New Creation Church

May 25, 2020
Jesus’ finished work at Calvary has paid the price for our sins, once and for all. Today, we can have a confident hope of good when we look to the cross! Let us join our voices and declare this Hope to the world, especially in the times we are living in. Performed by New Creation Worship’s choir, this song was first presented at our online English service on Sunday, 24 May 2020, and all recordings were done in line with government health advisories. We welcome you to join our upcoming online Sunday services via our YouTube channel ( at the following timings: • 11.30am SGT | 3.30am GMT • 2.30pm SGT | 6.30am GMT • 5.30pm SGT | 9.30am GMT • 8.30pm SGT | 12.30pm GMT For more information, please visit #nccsg #NewCreationWorship

It’s not just about the manger where the baby lay It’s not all about the angels who sing for Him that day It’s not all about the shepherds or the bright and shining star It’s not all about the wise men who travelled from afar It’s about the cross, it’s about my sin It’s about how Jesus came to be born once So that we could be born again It’s about the stone that was rolled away So that you and I could have real life someday It’s about the cross It’s not just about the good things in this life I’ve done It’s not all about the treasures or the trophies that I’ve won It’s not about the righteousness that I find within It’s all about His precious blood that saved me from my sin

It’s about the cross, it’s about my sin It’s about how Jesus came to be born once So that we could be born again It’s about the stone that was rolled away So that you and I could have real life someday It’s about the crossThe beginning of the story is wonderful and great But it’s the ending that can save you And that’s why we celebrate It’s about the cross, it’s about my sin It’s about how Jesus came to be born once So that we could be born again It’s about God’s Son nailed to a tree It’s about how every drop of blood that flowed from Him when it should have been me It’s about the stone that was rolled away So that you and I could have real life someday So that you and I could have real life someday It’s about the cross
This song demonstrates again, that JESUS CHRIST is our GATEWAY, the cross is the bridge that gives us access to HEAVEN, to restored fellowship with our Heavenly Father.  Jesus is the ONLY WAY.  I am so thankful that HE made a way, where there was NO WAY.  AND, He can still make a way for us, in this mess we are in, where we see no way.  He is the WAY MAKER.

Finally, yes our allegiance should be to our NATION.  A Nation that has enjoyed the blessings of GOD for so many years.  Our prayers and our thoughts should be for the welfare of our NATION.  BUT, OUR PRIMARY ALLEGIANCE should be to GOD.  In the coming days, our FAITH will be TESTED.  A CHOICE WILL HAVE TO BE MADE BY EVER SINGLE SOUL.  Will you stand with GOD, or will you cave and kowtow to man/the devil?  I pray that GOD will give you the STRENGTH and the COURAGE to stand for TRUTH.   I hope you KNOW that JESUS CHRIST is the AUTHOR and FINISHER of our FAITH.  So, when faced with a situation that is too hard for me, I always focus on that promise.  My FAITH is in NOTHING ELSE, but JESUS CHRIST, the AUTHOR AND FINISHER of my FAITH.


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