Lincoln and The Bible

    It fascinated me that President Obama took His oath of office, January 20, 2009, on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible.  March 4, 1861, Lincoln placed his hand on that Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution as the President of the United States.  Many of us are convinced that Lincoln cannot be expained apart from his faith in God […]

A Heart that Yearned for God

By now, you know that I am a Lincoln buff.  I have many books on Lincoln. Our dinning room walls are covered with pictures of Lincoln.  Jo and I have traveled the Lincoln Heritage Trail through Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. We have visited Ford Theater and the Peterson House across the street where Lincoln died.  […]

Was Abraham Lincoln a Christian?

    At the Central Woodward Christian Church in Detroit, Michigan, they dedicated a beautiful stained glass window in 1929 showing Abraham Lincoln as the Emancipator striking the shackles from a slave boy.  The  minister at that time, Edgar DeWitt Jones, tells the amusing story of the Detroit businessman, born in the South, who brought his […]

That Man Died For You

    On April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot to death in Ford’s theater in Washington, D.C.  As his body was brought to Illinois for burial services, the train passed through the town of Albany, New  York. The people there were given the opportunity of getting one last look at “Honest Abe.”  Thousands filled the streets […]