"Even when the rainbow seems to pass right by me....I'm still finding Gold in the clouds....."

12 February 2009

ABRAHAM LINCOLN


Today we celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday. 200 years ago today he was born.
In my opinion, he was the greatest president to ever reign over the United States.
When I was little I used to love reading biographies of his life and presidency.
The Civil War era was and still is one of my favorite time periods to study, watch movies, and read about.
If you have young children, watch the movie "The Littlest Rebel" with Shirley Temple. It is an excellent movie and Abe Lincoln is wonderfully portrayed. My 10 year old still enjoys this movie as do I!

Here is one of my most fave quotes:

"I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice."
Abe Lincoln (1809-1865)


1 comment:

e-Mom said...

Great stuff. Old Abe must have known his Bible very well:

"...judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment." (James 2:13 NIV)