Monthly Archives: July 2017

Rethinking the Southern Secession Movement of 1861

by Diane Rufino, July 23, 2017 The question is: Was the Civil War fought over the issue of Slavery?  I won’t deny that slavery was an issue that inflamed the passions of both sections of the country and put each … Continue reading

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If Satan Can Defeat Us in Our Homes, He Can Defeat Us as a Nation

   by Diane Rufino, July 23, 2017 “If Satan can defeat us in our homes, then he can easily defeat us as a nation.” — Paul Aynes, Bible Study, People’s Baptist Church, Greenville, NC Today was another excellent Sunday in … Continue reading

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Those Who are Tearing Down Confederate Monuments are Forcing Selective Amnesia on Americans

by Diane Rufino, July 27, 2017 In this era when Southern (Confederate) leaders, symbols, generals, buildings, etc are being erased from our memory and history, and vilified in our conversations because of their connection to slavery, I wanted to take … Continue reading

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2017 Independence Day Reflection

by Diane Rufino, July 4, 2017 “My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died; Land of the Pilgrims’ pride, from ev’ry mountainside, Let freedom ring!” Every successful experiment starts with … Continue reading

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