Monday, April 13, 2009

Food for Thought from Mount Vernon

David Ben-Ariel, Mount Vernon

Osprey Nest, Mount Vernon

Osprey Nest at Mount Vernon Wharf

Potomac River at Mount Vernon

Potomac River view from Mansion

Bowling Green Mount Vernon

Bowling Green

Soccer Dad & Sons from Venezuela

Soccer Dad & Sons from Venezuela

Mount Vernon sheep

Satisfied Sheep

Mount Vernon Mansion

Mount Vernon Mansion

Jeremy at Mount Vernon Mansion

My friend, Jeremy

George Washington's Barns

George Washington's Barns

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

Visiting the historic site of George Washington's home, where he lived and died and is entombed, and learning more about our first American president who refused to be king, one can't help but be awestruck with his qualities of greatness, his drive and vision, his patriotism and passionate interest in plants and animals... he reminds me of Solomon! Walking the grounds of his plantation, it was apparent he had applied the Seven Laws of Success Herbert W. Armstrong wrote about.

Few folks today would be so selfless to leave such a paradise to go fight battles or lead against all odds, with a will to win that had to be a God-send.

George Washington's Gristmill

George Washington's Gristmill down the road a bit from Mount Vernon
(I took this picture from inside George Washington's Distillery where whiskey - liquid gold -was made)

I love how George Washington inherited the least (compared to his two older half-brothers) and yet did the most with what he had and greatly prospered.

George Washington prophetically wrote, "...I hope...we shall become a storehouse and granary for the world." How befitting considering the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples (primarily) who founded this nation, by the grace of God, are Israelite sons of Manasseh, the son of Joseph, foretold to become a single great nation and breadbasket that would feed the world!

That was when we were in our prime, but now, undoubtedly President Washington would be grieved to see how our great nation has degenerated, and how presently an apparent president usurper pollutes the White House and disrespects our Constitution, and how we suffer from a serious famine of men and women of good will and strength of character, and would humbly bend his knees and ask for Providence to bless America again. Won't we all please do the same? (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Mount Vernon Flowers

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