Monday, February 17, 2014


Happy President’s Day!

or is it . . .

Happy Washington’s Birthday Day!?!

Actually, the official Federal Holiday is Washington’s Birthday, but over time has slowly morphed into a day to celebrate all United States Presidents.

Some of what comes to mind when I think of the first U.S. President George Washington is his courage, honor, and wisdom. A favorite elementary school tale speaks of a virtuous George Washington being asked if he cut down a cherry tree. To which he replied, “I cannot tell I lie, I did it with my little hatchet.” (The Life of Washington, 1800, Parson Weems)
Ahh, the simplicity of his answer. He must have felt a tremendous amount of fear about telling the truth, after all, his deed would probably bring some consequence. Yet, George Washington still chose truth.

John 8: 32 says “Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.” In this verse, we know the Truth to be the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and the freedom that surrender will bring.

In the next verse of John 8 God’s Word says; “They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”” They didn’t get it. Jesus just gave them absolute truth . . . Believe in Him and have everlasting life. Simple. Why did the people Jesus was teaching make it complicated?
If only they could be like the young George Washington. Believe in the truth enough to risk giving all to it, because if we do – the Truth will set you free!



  1. Great post! Just think how much peace comes when the truth is always told. I would think one might be in a constant turmoil trying to remember what was said when lies were involved.

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    1. Thank you! I agree, in the long run the truth is easier. :)

  2. Sadly, it seems that many have ventured away from the truth. Thank you for this encouraging post! May we all choose truth!

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  3. Telling the truth. Sounds simple, but not always easy to do, especially when we've done something wrong. We think a white lie will get us out of it...not. It always only complicates our lives. If we could but learn. :-) Great post.

    1. Very wise words, Patricia. Thank you for the comment.

  4. Hi Michelle! Nice to meet you today! I'm coming over from Twitter.

    "They didn't get it." There was a lot of that running around wasn't there? I'm pretty sure if I was around then, I wouldn't get it either! But truth is always the best path, how does anything get resolved without it?

    Now to be that person who always chooses the truth. Erg. I'll be working on that for my whole life.

    1. Wow, Ceil! So good to meet you too! Thank you for coming to Stitches and checking us out!
      I agree, choosing truth is an on going task.
      Thanks again!