On this day in 1797, Old Ironsides is launched! “Old Ironsides” is the nickname that was given to the USS #Constitution , one of the first six frigates built for the U.S. #Navy . It is perhaps most famous for its performance during the War of 1812. It defeated four English warships! One historian describes these victories: “The losses suffered by the Royal Navy were no more than pinpricks to that great fleet: They neither inspired its battle readiness nor disrupted the blockade of American ports....What Constitution and her sister [ship] did accomplish was to uplift #American morale spectacularly and, in the process, end forever the myth that the Royal Navy was invincible.” The ship earned its nickname on August 19, 1812 when it encountered the HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia. The two ships began firing their cannons, but the British cannon balls were bouncing off the hard oak sides of the Constitution! One of the American crewman was heard to yell: “Huzza! Her sides are made of iron!” The nickname “Old Ironsides” was born! The British surrendered soon thereafter. The Guerriere was badly damaged and had to be sunk. If the #victory provided a psychological boost to Americans, it seems that it was equally demoralizing to the British. The London Times mournfully reported: “Never before in the #history of the world did an English frigate strike to an American.” #OldIronsides has been preserved and can still be seen at the #Charlestown Navy Yard in #Massachusetts . #TDIH#thisdayinhistory#OnThisDay#AmericanHistory#USHistory#liberty#freedom#throwback#Warof1812#1812#America#USA#classicalconversations#historybuff#sharethehistory
Friends,let's pray awesomely God,I thank you for the winning grace of Persistence Connection that Commands Your Persistence Presence. Lord,I desire that you make me like a tree planted by the rivers of water as I draw upon heavenly resources to demonstrate my love for you. Transform my talents into means of bringing joy to myself,family and others. I shall walk every day in victory and liberty of the Spirit. I receive the mouth and the wisdom which my adversaries are not able to resist in Jesus powerful name I pray,Amen...Shalom my precious friends in the Lord wishing you all Happy Sunday!
7. O princípio fundamental do saber é: procura obter sabedoria; investe todo o teu ser e o que possuis para adquirir entendimento.
8. Dedica grande consideração à sabedoria, e ela te exaltará; abraça-a, e ela te honrará!
9. Ela te coroará com um exuberante diadema de graça sobre tua cabeça e nela fará repousar o esplendor da glória”.
10. Ouve, filho meu, recebe com atenção as minhas palavras e terás vida longa.
11. No caminho da sabedoria te conduzi e pelas veredas da retidão te ensinei a andar.
12. Sendo assim, enquanto andares sabiamente, nenhum obstáculo impedirá tua vitória: correrás e não tropeçarás!
Real Talk: There's a new Lifetime movie I was looking forward to and planned to only do 10-15 mins. Of my workout. During the workout I decided to put all my focus into it, the endorphins kicked in and I finished the rest.
I thought while I was doing it, "Is it more important to watch a movie about women getting cheated on, going crazy, getting kidnapped or getting pregnant with two babies from two different men....or is it more important to work on my fitness?" #victory
P.s. thanks Caitlin for the Lipsense, I love this color and especially love the matte finish. It lasted perfectly though my workout too!
I am preaching @nlfcknoxville ! Make plans to join us this Sunday morning for church at 10:00am and bring a friend! You do not want to miss Sunday morning service! All are welcome, come as you are! 1210 Heiskell Avenue, Knoxville, TN!