Category Archives: Personal Heroes and Role Models

Various people of inflluence and character who have played roles in history or in my personal life.

What shall be done with the Negro? Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

What the Black Man Wants; Speech to Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, April 1865, just days before end of Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln ” What I ask for the Negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice. … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Abolitionist Frederick Douglas

The first in a series of excerpts from Frederick Douglas, social reformer, writer, Christian and abolitionist whose brilliant oratory and debate stunned the pro-slave faction, who could not believe he was a self-educated ex-slave. Unfortunately he is not on the … Continue reading

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Study to Show Yourself Approved: Robert Dick Wilson

“Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Tim. 2:15 Robert Dick Wilson was born in 1856 in Pennsylvania, and received his doctorate at the age … Continue reading

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The Humility of Theodore Roosevelt

The Humility of Theodore Roosevelt “It is a humbling matter to consider the wide gulf, the gaping chasm, that exists in this poor sin-besotted world, between creature and Creator.” Theodore Roosevelt By any account, Teddy Roosevelt was a remarkable man, … Continue reading

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The Last Prayer of Oliver Cromwell

The Last Prayer of Oliver Cromwell According to historians, a fairly large number of people were gathered at Oliver Cromwell’s bedside and were witnesses to his last prayer. Cromwell, of whom one of our own founding fathers, John Adams, gave … Continue reading

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Oliver Cromwell; a Man for All Seasons

If nothing else, Oliver Cromwell is proof that God, the God of the Bible, still and always delights to choose the, “the lowly things of the world, and the things which are not, to bring to not the things that are.” Continue reading

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Flight and Disgrace

” If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest expression every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace, if he flinches at that point.”

Martin Luther
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