"If you will not stand and defend your God-given liberty, you will be a slave to one who opposes it!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"Take God out of anything and it dies!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"People do not make wars; governments do."
~ Ronald Reagan

"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men."
~ John F. Kennedy

"There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy."
~ George Washington

"Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
~ Abraham Lincoln

"Unless enough individuals take dominion of the principles that guided our founders, our efforts to repair and rebuild will be futile!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."
~ General George S. Patton

“I would rather be optimistic and disappointed than pessimistic and correct.”
~Ben Gilmore

"Defeat is optional."
~ Ben Gilmore

"Prayer gives God the legal authority to act."
~ Ben Gilmore


2016-07-25 Burdens & Blessings

ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

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July 25, 2016

This is a letter to our friends –

Burdens and Blessings

Do you remember singing, “Count your blessings. Name them one by one. Count your many blessings. See what God has done.” Certainly, that is good advice.

How about, “Count your burdens …” It occurs to me that burdens and blessings are the same thing. The difference is in how you look at them!

It is a given that God knows and loves each of us as individuals. (Some may not choose to accept that – but – truth is not changed by our choices!) Thus whatever situations occur in your life are permitted by a loving God.

Most life situations are the result of our choices (good or bad) which God uses to teach us about responsibility. Other life situations have not involved our choices: aging parents, failed economies, wars…

Bottom line – God wants the best for each of us. What seem like “burdens” then become opportunities to want the same thing God wants. Each “burden” becomes a blessing.

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