Q: Trash Panda (JUCO)
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– SSH x 20
– Windmill x 10
– TN rocking horse x 10
– Cherry pickers x 6
– 30 sec on own
Mosey to open square with short wall, do rep and then run lap
– step ups x 16
– dips x 15
– Heels to heaven x 15
Mosey to coupon pile and partner up
Below x 46 with partner, one goes up steps and 4 pull-ups or 6 push ups
Mosey to flag
Dealer choice around circle
Dwight Eisenhower-34th president from 1953-1961. The article I read talked about how the 1950s were a time of extraordinary religious revival: Church membership rose from 49 percent of Americans in 1940 to 69 percent in 1960. As a reference that number has dropped to 46% in 2022. And President Dwight D. Eisenhower—along with Billy Graham—played an important part in encouraging this spiritual devotion. In fact, Eisenhower played a very personal role in popularizing religious faith in America.
On February 1, 1953, just 10 days after his inauguration, Eisenhower was baptized and remains the only president ever to have been baptized while in office, and his work to link faith and American identity has influenced political debate in the country for half a century since.
Though the baptism ceremony itself was private, Eisenhower made every effort to place faith at the center of national life during his years in office. He began his inaugural address with a short prayer that he had written himself. His Cabinet meetings began with a moment of silent prayer. He initiated the National Prayer Breakfast, and welcomed Rev. Billy Graham into the White House as a spiritual adviser. He heartily approved when, in 1954, Congress inserted “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance and later made “In God We Trust” the official motto of the United States, even placing these words on the paper currency. He also introduced the Nation’s first regular stamp bearing a religious significance with the inscription “In God We Trust”.
Why so much religiosity? Eisenhower believed religious faith was the single most important distinction between American freedom and Communist oppression.
One quote of his from the article was “America’s problems might be easier to solve, if every American would dwell more upon the simple virtues: integrity, courage, self-confidence, and an unshakeable belief in his Bible.”
While we don’t have the nationwide influence of Eisenhower, we can and should have those same virtues and influence those around us. I felt Matthew 5: 14-16 are applicable verses. “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”