By Charles Towne                        

If those of us who are Christians simply roll over and play dead, surrender to all the negative “stuff” that is surrounding us right now, what does that say about us, and what we are or aren’t doing to help our nation?  So many people right now are trembling in fear.  They don’t know what to do or how to cope.

There is a verse in the bible in Joshua 24:15 that we need to read and adapt to our lives today as never before.  It goes like this, “Choose you this day what gods you will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

My dear friend, regardless of what others believe or don’t, this is our collective house, our nation, and as the song goes, “From sea to shining sea.”  Isn’t it time we as Christians showed how much we care and do our part to help bring our country to a stronger potential as a leader among nations?

“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”.  Let us substitute, “my house”, for “our house”.  This glorious country is our house, our home, and I sincerely believe that if ever in our nation’s history there was a time for prayer, it is now!

On the April 1966 cover of Time magazine they ran their iconic, IS GOD DEAD?  Question.  This intriguing question was provoked by Time’s investigation of a trend among many theologians to write God out of theology at that time in our history.

The general reaction among Christians at the time of Time’s question was outrage.  I, due to the way I have seen God moving in my own life and the lives of so many other praying Christians over the years, can attest to the fact that He is very much alive and well.

This country is our home, this is where we live, and we are all God’s children.  Isn’t it time we proved it by our love and with our prayers?


Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life.


  1. Dear NH, As usual your comment is most appreciated! Please you and yours stay safe, be at peace, be happy, and keep looking up. Bless you muchly, Chaz

  2. Absolutely!!
    Great article! I assume you
    meant to substitute the words
    “our house” for “my house” so
    that the whole country would be OUR HOUSE. Yes, I agree with you! We must be unified, we must be praying and we must truly love and care about each other, especially right now.
    Thank you, Chuck!!
    We all need to be reminded!!
    God bless you!

  3. Dear CSG, Yes, yes, yes! It is OUR house, and aren’t we so greatly blessed. I have always considered it so, even from a kid, but now, after this thing that has struck us, even more so. Bless you and yours with great love, health and spiritual prosperity. God protect us all from the scourge of evil men that would destroy OUR house! Chaz

  4. This does seem to be a good time to live your neighbor, to show and practice our Christian ethic! All over the country people are very afraid, they get contradictory information, everyone seems to be an expert, they point fingers and find fault rather than solutions, this more than any time I can think of, is a time we can and must, let our light shine! We must show everyone there IS hope, there IS solace, there IS peace and comfort, and it comes from HIM! HE is not dead, He is watching over us even in times like this when we seem to give in to despair!. As our Irish friends say, “God bless us each and every one!”

  5. Ahh Richard, you are so right, but you, like me, believe in the good, and that if there was ever a time for love and trust it is now. Yes, these are confusing time and that is the reason that we need the Father like never before, and we have always needed him, haven’t we. We are going to come out the other side of this thing stronger and better than ever! Thanks so very much my friend, Keep looking up for He is definitely in control. Bless you and yours, Chaz

  6. Yes Charlitos Yes Yes !!! We need to repeat and repeat, loud and louder : GOD Bless America and Our Planet !!! All day All Times !!! Hopefully Mr. Trump and all Presidents around the World turn this phrase and SPREAD GOD Bless Our Planet !!!
    Always amazing articles. Stunning stories …
    GOD Bless YoU Little Brother !!!
    All arise and keep Motivated Together for a Better World … For Amazing Planet !!!

  7. Leo, yes my friend, and we as a country, UNDER GOD! will see this thing through. We as a people , a Christian people, will be stronger and better for all the different ethnic peoples in America. Let the world see us as God’s people is our prayer. Bless you my brother, in Jesus wonderful name, Amen

  8. Dear Herb,Yes my friend, you are so right. But, and this is the biggie, “By their fruits you shall know them.” Thank God, we know where our strength and our faith comes from don’t we? Bless you and yours pal, Chaz


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