Author Archives: forloveofgodandcountry

About forloveofgodandcountry

I'm originally from New Jersey where I spent most of my life. I now live in North Carolina with my husband and 4 children. I'm an attorney

On This Anniversary of 9/11

by Diane Rufino, September 11, 2017 We look back sixteen years ago and remember the horrific attacks on our buildings, on our fellow Americans, on our country, and on our way of life. The nature of those attacks pushed the … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Southern Secession Movement of 1861

by Diane Rufino, July 23, 2017 The question is: Was the Civil War fought over the issue of Slavery?  I won’t deny that slavery was an issue that inflamed the passions of both sections of the country and put each … Continue reading

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If Satan Can Defeat Us in Our Homes, He Can Defeat Us as a Nation

  by Diane Rufino, July 23, 2017 “If Satan can defeat us in our homes, then he can easily defeat us as a nation.” — Paul Aynes, Bible Study, People’s Baptist Church, Greenville, NC Today was another excellent Sunday in … Continue reading

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Those Who Are Tearing Down Confederate Monuments are Forcing Selective Amnesia on Americans

by Diane Rufino, July 27, 2017 In this era when Southern (Confederate) leaders, symbols, generals, buildings, etc are being erased from our memory and history, and vilified in our conversations because of their connection to slavery, I wanted to take … Continue reading

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2017 Independence Day Reflection

by Diane Rufino, July 4, 2017 “My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died; Land of the Pilgrims’ pride, from ev’ry mountainside, Let freedom ring!” Every successful experiment starts with … Continue reading

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God’s Role, Not Government’s

by Don Keel, May 30,  2017 I’ve noticed breathtaking naivete displayed through forum letters and articles recently. Some clergy have advocated government as the means to follow Christ’s teaching to help “the least among us.” The very nature and mission … Continue reading

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Making Sense of the Meaning and Intent of the Second Amendment: It Isn’t Hard Folks!

by Diane Rufino, May 24, 2017 “No free man shall be debarred (denied) the use of arms.” –  as proposed by Thomas Jefferson for Virginia’s Bill of Rights, 1776 The Federal Farmer (anti-Federalist author) in 1788: “To preserve liberty, it … Continue reading

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