Cannot Drink Grapes

Continuing with my Oswald Chambers devotions, I ran across this quote on the devotions for September 30.  “You cannot drink grapes.  Grapes become wine only when they are crushed.”  The devotion went on to say that when we suffer a defeat in our Christian life, we cannot stay defeated.  We use that defeat to be …

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Monocacy National Battlefield in Maryland

On our way back from Washington DC, Tom and I stopped at one more National Park:  Monocacy National Battlefield.  Monocacy was the closest Civil War battle to Washington DC.  I mentioned it in yesterday’s post about the Civil War Defenses of Washington. Monocacy National Battlefield commemorates the place where the Union troops left in Washington …

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