George Washington’s Divine Protection

The Founding Fathers and Mothers believed that George Washington was protected by "Providence" because he had a divine destiny. (Perhaps, each of us has a divine destiny.)  George Washington dodged death so many times that his survival is miraculous. He repeatedly acknowledged “Divine Providence” for his personal survival and for the success of the American … Continue reading George Washington’s Divine Protection

“The Mother of our Country”– The Unwavering Martha Washington

Most histories of America’s founding were written by men.  So, it is little wonder that the great and vital contributions of the women are often neglected.  The Founding Mothers played a crucial role in the birth of our nation. In her most famous letter to her husband, Abigail Adams pleaded for the Founding Fathers to, … Continue reading “The Mother of our Country”– The Unwavering Martha Washington

Benedict Arnold: From American War Hero to Traitor to Enemy

  The Native American Indians tell the tale of a tribal elder teaching his grandson: “There are two wolves inside every person, one good and one evil. They are constantly fighting for dominance, to see which one will win. Grandson, which wolf will win.”  “I don’t know grandfather.”  “The one you feed.”  That is the story … Continue reading Benedict Arnold: From American War Hero to Traitor to Enemy

Miracle at Saratoga

 The founding fathers and mothers recognized the victory at Saratoga as a turning point in the Revolutionary War. They considered this miraculous victory as further evidence of Divine Providence.  One of the most important victories of the entire war was the famous Battle of Saratoga in October 1777.  This battle was pivotal to the success … Continue reading Miracle at Saratoga

Washington’s Miraculous Retreat From New York

The founding fathers and mothers attributed the success of the American Revolution to “Divine Providence.” One of the many miracles they recognized was George Washington’s safe retreat from New York  After ending the siege Boston, British General Howe sailed his army to New York with the vast British fleet. General Washington marched his Continental Army to … Continue reading Washington’s Miraculous Retreat From New York

Miraculous Retreat from the Battle of Cowpens

The founding fathers and mothers were convinced that victory over the invincible British Empire was the result of Divine Providence. (See Blog Post: “The Divine Birth of the American Nation.) One of the miracles they cite is the successful retreat from the famous Battle of Cowpens.  On January 17, 1781, General Daniel Morgan and the Americans … Continue reading Miraculous Retreat from the Battle of Cowpens