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The Personal Faith of Washington and Lincoln

If you were to ask the leading historians to list the five greatest presidents of the United States, I am certain beyond a reasonable doubt, that Washington and Lincoln would always be included in that short list....

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Heart and Soul: Love for a Lifetime

It was said that Claudius II of Rome believed that single men made better warriors than husbands; he therefore made a proclamation that marriages were to be suspended for single young men in the Roman army. Knowing that Valentine was a minister, the young men serving in the army would ask Valentine to marry them....

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Davy Crocket's Violin

Not long ago the Houston museum featured the “Texas Exhibit”. My wife and I were fascinated by certain artifacts such as Sam Houston’s walking cane and his single ball revolver where he had actually hand scribed “S. Houston” on the wooden grip. We were also fascinated by one of the knives used by Jim Bowie at The Alamo....

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