After visiting Washington’s Crossing several times, I envisioned myself sitting there, on the banks of the Delaware River. I was taken back in time and suddenly, there he was. The most regal human being I have ever seen, General George Washington. His posture was perfect as he sat with ease upon his horse. Yet, even more noticeable was the look in his eyes. It was almost beyond description. They glinted with flashes of light, like stars twinkling in the night sky. It snowed all around him. So, I knew the good Lord above was trying to tell me something. So, I continued to sit quiet and listen, as I was being gifted with a part of American history. Resolve is defined as, “find a solution to; determined.” See, GW already had in his mind the goal. But it was his resolve that anchored him to cross the river.

Fully expecting to be supported by two brigades south of Trenton, Washington assembled his own troops near McConkey’s Ferry in preparation for the crossing. By about 6 PM, 2,400 troops had begun crossing the ice-choked river. The operation was slow and difficult due to the condition of the river. There was an abrupt change in the weather forcing the men to fight their way through sleet and a blinding snowstorm.

Against all odds, Washington and his men successfully completed the crossing and marched into Trenton on the morning of December 26, achieving a resounding victory over the Hessians. By moving ahead with his bold and daring plan, Washington re-ignited the cause of freedom and gave new life to the American Revolution.


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In the above description from the Washington’s Crossing Park website, a few things caught my attention. Right in the middle of this “daring plan,” there was an “abrupt change in weather,” that resulted in, the men having to “fight their way through sleet and a blinding snowstorm.” It got worse, to the point, they were in a blinding snowstorm, “crossing an ice-choked river.” But “against all odds, Washington and his men successfully completed...” But the reason for that crossing, had not yet happened. They still had to march to Trenton. I honestly believe that God, in His wisdom, allowed the weather to get worse. Why? Why did He want the Continental Army, to have to go through such brutal conditions? Well, I believe it is because the Hessians, due to the extreme weather, had let their guard down. They didn’t think that anyone in their right mind, would try to cross and ice-choked river, in a blinding snowstorm. They couldn’t have been more wrong and it was because of their loss, “Washington re-ignited the cause of freedom and gave new life to the American Revolution.” I fully believe America, is in need of courageous men and women, who are willing to re-cross this Delaware River – figuratively speaking. Like Washington, we must reignite the cause of freedom. We must give new life to America, like President Donald Trump; Senator Mastriano; Marjorie Taylor Greene; Candace Owens, my wonderful friend Kathy K., and so many more. We have been blindsided, while trying to press through the ice-choked, Democratic Left politics. America is in desperate need of a re-ignition and new life. We must begin to fervently burn again for freedom. We must remember, Lady Liberty.

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I know it is hard as hell right now. Many have given up on things ever getting any better. People have lost hope. Morale is low. People are struggling just to put food on their tables, pay rent, and put gas in their cars.

In the winter of 1776, General George Washington and his ragged army had experienced only defeat and despair. The War for Independence was going badly, with failure following failure.

As the harsh Pennsylvania winter set in, the morale of the American troops was at an all-time low. The soldiers were forced to deal with a lack of both food and warm clothing, while Washington watched his army shrink due to desertions and expiring enlistments. Now, more than ever, a victory was desperately needed.

Now more than ever, we must unite and stand strong. We cannot desert our country and watch it be ultimately destroyed by those who hate it. But look what is starting to happen with the arrest of President Trump. Patriots, our fervor is starting to be re-ignited.

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I am not saying his arrest is a good thing. But it has awoken the sleeping giant. I do not know if a Japanese general said that after Pearl Harbor. But it sure is fitting for the times we are living in, here in America. Even some Democrats are changing sides, due to the political persecution of Trump. So, even though our enemies like Bragg and others who have joined him in this, “witch hunt,” are so confident of taking him down, ultimately – God will have the victory and so will we. Yes! Things may have gotten worse. But we are still right in the middle of this ice choked river. Many have said, “We are living in a country, our Founding Father’s fought to free us from.” Unfortunately, that statement is profoundly true.




The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.”

We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.


References: www.dictionary.com; www.mountvernon.org; www.washingtoncrossingpark.org

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