Thought for the Day – 26 April 2017

 

Thought for the Day

Born in 1926, I grew up during the Great Depression, and I served in the Second World War. During all my youth and early adult life, patriotism, a sense of unity,  and a zest for life was obvious among most people. In school we were led daily in prayer by our teacher at the beginning of the school day. And, the “Pledge of Allegiance” to the flag and the United States was recited.

The respect and reverence to the Ten Commandments as a way of life was obvious and often reinforced by our parents, schools and society as a whole. There was a deep respect for the family, for the Bible, and for the idea that “Jesus is our Savior” and “God is our Father.” If we would return: we must remember: 

Romans 13:12-13; 12The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.  13Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.”         

About Ephraim J. Stockwell

Ephraim J. Stockwell, Born 30 May 1926 in Howell, Michigan, USA; Grew up on a farm in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Served in Army during WW2 in European Theater of Operations; College in West Virginia, majoring in Physics and Electronic Engineering; Employed by NASA Headquarters, Wash. D.C. as Head of Network Operations (Retired), Husband of Joan Morgan Stockwell, father of 3 sons; Jack, Mark and Rick; Family includes 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
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