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America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America21 hours ago
Can you see the birthplace of hope? Well, not exactly since hope is grounded in the reality of God’s desire for Justice and therefore belongs to, and can be born in any person. But one particular person who lived in the twentieth century chapter of our American story embodied it like no other - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You can see the neighborhood and the church that influenced his formative years, the peace center that carries on his witness and his final resting place at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta.
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America1 week ago
Unity between the 13 colonies was never guaranteed. Opinions varied widely first on declaring independence and later on how the colonies would—or even should—unify into a single country. During those earliest years, Delaware’s John Dickinson worked to find consensus among colonial representatives and played a major role in unifying the states. Following his example, his home state of Delaware was the first to ratify the new Constitution in 1789. Dickinson’s home is among the sites protected in First State National Historical Park, which crosses into his other home state of Pennsylvania.

We could sure use some John Dickinsons right now.
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America2 weeks ago
The melting snow that feeds Medano Creek is a welcome break for summertime visitors to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. (NPS/Patrick Myers)
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America2 weeks ago
Canyons, craters, valleys — the scars of billions of years of geological wear-and-tear dot the American landscape. Even today, when a tornado yanks trees out of the earth, rivers sprawl across their floodplain, or pollutants clog the air and make life challenging for those with breathing challenges, we’re reminded our world can be a hostile world. But we can also see the signs of healing. Along the Pacific Northwest’s Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail NPS, evidence of a Biblically huge flood that scoured the Columbia River drainage system about 16,000 years ago bears witness to massive damage. Look again, though, and you’ll see recovery of the scarred landscape. We too may need a long time to heal, and it’s not easy, but we humans are a resilient lot and can recover from some pretty amazing injuries.
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America3 weeks ago
Saginaw Bay, Voyageurs National Park (NPS photo)
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America3 weeks ago
In between the vast vistas of the Rocky Mountains and the hikeable trails of the Appalachians lies another place of geological wonder, the often overlooked region of the Great Lakes. In the same way that time, wind, and water have sculpted the landscape in more widely recognizable scenic landmarks, beauty awaits those who patiently take the road less traveled to the shores of Lake Superior along the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Best viewed by boat, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore hosts rock formations and colored stratifications marking the march of geological progress that rival the better-known parks of the west - and with a lot fewer visitors to make your visit a more intimate experience. It is a place that begs for you to take a deep breath, relax, and wonder about the forces at play where the lake and the shore embrace.

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