By Mike Riley

The greatest activity we can spend time doing is worshipping God. Worship is not repeating hasty, routine petitions or listening to mood-inducing music. Worship is the experience of being “lost in wonder, love, and praise,” as Charles Wesley wrote — It’s awe that inspires adoration.

 By Mike Riley

In today’s digital world, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with the abbreviated terminology that accompanies today’s fast-paced, youth-oriented electronic communication. For example, in the “Instant Messaging” (IM) world, the text-message language, “laughing out loud” becomes “lol.” The phrase, “By the way” becomes “btw.” And regrettably, some people are using “omg” for “Oh, my God!”

As we celebrate the birthday of this nation, it seemed good to remember how God brought this nation into being and reflect on His mercy.  The following are excerpts from Miracles in American History  32 Amazing Stories of Answered Prayer by Susie Federer.