N.W.BOYER…Christian Author

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Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday

 

queen Elizabeth and great grandchildren

For the Queen’s 90th birthday, she poses with  her Great Grandchildren: Charlotte, George;  Zara and Mike Tindall;  James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise,  Savannah and Isla Phillips (photo by Annie Leibowitz)

Boyer Writes  would like to wish Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain, a very happy 90th birthday. She has much to be proud of for she has outlived other monarchs whose portraits are hanging upon the majestic, great walls of her castles.  I’v often wondered how one would feel looking at the faces…of the famous and infamous gone before.  One bet she has talked to a few in the dark hours of the night when things were not going well.  As in any family, there are heartaches.The Queen has seen her share with her own children and the death of a daughter in law, who will always be the favored memory of those who followed her every move. 

One  sees our children grow up and wish that they will always  be successful in love and career, happy in all they do, appreciate us as parents and much more.  When they first came into this world as innocent, lovely babies they have no idea the world they will be facing as they grow.    Few families, the greatly honored and the unknown, live life without some major disappointments.  That is why one must look at all the blessings that comes with the unexpected.  We may be certain that Queen Elizabeth looks with pleasure on this picture of her and her newest Great Grand Daughter and George, who may be  England’s king one day long after Elizabeth is no longer alive.   Even as she did not expect to be the Queen, who knows if there will be a Queen Charlotte.  Life is strange in its twists and turns. 

Speaking of strange twists and turns, if you are a history buff and want to spend some time (or maybe a  shorter skip-through), seeing the video of the life of Elizabeth II below, it will be worth it.  So much of the world history is featured in this review of her early life and her reign as Queen.  She will be remembered as a young person for standing with her royal family and her country through World War II when there was so much sadness. From the bombings of England, millions of homes were damaged or destroyed.  The courage of her parents and their influence on her during this terrible time had made her who she is today.

For someone who has known few private moments in her life, compared to her duties with the public which she has taken as her life work, I would like to say that I am thankful that I am only the “queen” of my household. No trumpets have sounded for me nor  will they  at my funeral.  There is no mass fortune in my heritage, nor are there servants to cater to my every need.  I have no drivers to take me here and there, unless my husband drives.   I would not change a thing.  I like climbing into my truck, going wherever I please, without interruption.  I would like to live as long as Elizabeth has and be able to walk about the way she does without help.

God bless the Queen and may she see only more birthdays as long as her  life has meaning.

 


Day 3 Crossing the Ocean for an Easter Message

Easter LilyToday is Good Friday.  It has always puzzled me why we call it “Good” since this is the most horrible day of the crucifixion of Christ. Then I learned that it is called “Good” because it led to the Resurrection of Jesus and His victory over death and sin.

I live in the United States of America.  This is my beloved country, but today  I must look to another country and its leader, to wish me and my readers a “Happy Easter”.

Why must I look so far away?   Sad as it is, most likely we here in the U.S. will not receive such a message as you will hear in the video below.  I hope that I will be wrong, but we will see.   So, I am thanking the Brits for this sincere, in-depth  message of Easter, one of the most important days in the Christian faith. History will reveal leaders who were not afraid to claim the Christian faith and its importance to peace in the world.

Throughout the writing of the  United States Constitution and other important matters, our Founding Fathers called for prayer and sermons to help in their decision making.  A letter from John Adams, who originally came from Great Britain,  2nd President of the U.S, wrote in 1810 to Benjamin Rush, a doctor who came from Scotland,  concerning the Christian faith and the varied beliefs of it:

 “Christian religion, as I understand it, is the brightness of the glory and the express portrait of the character of the eternal, self-existent, independent, benevolent, all powerful and all merciful creator, preserver, and Father of the universe, the first good, first perfect, and first fair. It will last as long as the world. Neither savage nor civilized man, without a revelation, could ever have discovered or invented it. Ask me not, then, whether I am a Catholic or Protestant, Calvinist or Arminian. As far as they are Christians, I wish to be a fellow-disciple with them all.”

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Our country was founded on those who left their homeland  to be a part of the New World. They did it for many reasons.  They fought the  fight to become independent from the country we now call our “friend.”   No longer enemies, but shoulder to shoulder, we have stood with Great Britain during terrible World Wars and against mutual foes who would enslave the world.  Thousands of America’s best lay in graves here and abroad.   More recently, the men and women of Great Britain and the U.S. have joined together in the fight against terrorists abroad and at home.  Let them take a lesson from history.  We are not nations that  will give up the fight.  Our heritage means too much to us. We know our way of life and freedom we share is worth giving all we have to insure that none will have died in vain and our young people will have life, liberty and a continual pursuit of happiness.  The  blood lines and heritages of many Americans stretch “across the pond” from which their relatives  first came. Now, we must stand with them and our allies in Europe who are suffering great attacks from a different enemy. We thank the Christian military chaplains and Christian missionaries and doctors  who have faithfully served people around the world.  We pray for the Christians who are under great persecution.

 

Thank you, Prime Minister David Cameron, for your inspirational Easter message in 2015 to the people of Great Britain.  We receive it here, on this soil far across the Atlantic ocean, at the Easter season, 2016.