You sit there, staring at the phone for forty-five minutes. There's this girl you really want to ask out, but every time you try to pick up the phone to call her, you freeze. Finally, you realize she probably isn't going to call you, and the phone isn't going to call her all by itself. You start to punch in her number. Are you still afraid? Yes. But courage is not the absence of fear, it's the disregard of it! So here goes!
OUR NATION'S GODLY HERITAGE Long before the Founding Fathers signed their lives to the bold and daring declaration that created our new nation, a hardy band of immigrants pledged their lives to God and to one another even before they set foot on land. In this agreement, known as the Mayflower Compact, the Pilgrim Fathers reveal the reason they endured the perilous journey across the Atlantic in hope of founding a new colony--they believed they were on a mission for God, and they earnestly desired to "advance the Christian faith." Their agreement, in part, reads as follows: "Having undertaken for the Glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith , a voyage to plant a colony, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic." November 11, 1620