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Sunday, May 24, 2015

It is Well with My Soul

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Lieutenant Adolphus Staton (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 22, 1914, at Vera Cruz, Mexico. His citation reads:

For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914; was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion. He exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through the action of the 22d and in the final occupation of the city.

First Sergeant Rudolph Stauffer (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions during 1872, near Camp Hualpai, Arizona. His citation reads:

Gallantry on scouts after Indians.

Major/aide-de-camp John W. Steele (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 29, 1864, at Spring Hill, Tennessee. His citation reads:

During a night attack of the enemy upon the wagon and ammunition train of this officer's corps, he gathered up a force of stragglers and others, assumed command of it, though himself a staff officer, and attacked and dispersed the enemy's forces, thus saving the train.

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The I’m just sayin… Hymn of the Week

It Is Well With My Soul

This hymn was written by Horatio Spafford and composed by Philip Bliss. It was published for the first time in 1876. The story is… Horatio Spafford wrote this hymn after not one, but two traumatic events in his life (the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that left him ruined financially and the death of his four daughters who drowned when their ship sank crossing the Atlantic on the way to Europe). Read more of the story here.

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.


My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!—
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!


And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.


The I'm just sayin… Countdown May List of the Day

Top 24 College Basketball Players of All-Time

24   Hakeem Olajuwon   -   Houston

23   Juan Dixon   -   Maryland

22   Jason Williams   -   Duke

21   Danny Manning   -   Kansas

20   David Robinson   -   Navy

19   Shane Battier   -   Duke

18   Kenny Anderson   -   Georgia Tech

17   Larry Johnson   -   UNLV

16   J.J. Redick   -   Duke

15   Greg Anthony   -   UNLV

14   Steve Alford   -   Indiana

13   Bobby Hurley   -   Duke

12   Patrick Ewing   -   Georgetown

11   Isiah Thomas   -   Indiana

10   Bill Bradley   -   Princeton

9   Grant Hill   -   Duke

8   Bill Russell   -   San Fransico

7   Ralph Sampson   -   Virginia

6   David Thompson   -   NC State

5   Len Bias   -   Maryland

4   Bill Walton   -   UCLA

3   Pete Maravich   -   LSU

2   Lew Alcindor   -   UCLA

1   Christian Laettner   -   Duke

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