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Francis Scott Key and Olympic Tradition
August 09, 2012
, Sing Your Life Song!

Inspiration From Captivity
Salt & Light Volume IV, Issue 32 by D. Scott Prindle

"Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men." (Ephesians 6:7)
Star Spangled Banner
There is a great Olympic tradition in medal ceremonies... raising of the flags and singing the national anthem of the gold medal athletes.

It's part of Olympic spirit and I still get shivers when I hear our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.

In 1814 the British Royal Navy assaulted Baltimore. An American attorney was held captive on one of these enemy ships.

He watched the Brits rockets' red glare as their bombs burst in the air against the night sky.

After fighting all night, at mornings first light, the Flag was still there.

How do you remember Francis Scott Key? As an attorney? The poem he wrote inspired as a captive at sea became our national anthem.

Since he didn't write music, his words were put to the tune of a popular bar room drinking song.

Life is Ministry
Your job does not fully define you. You are more than your career. All of your life is ministry, just as Francis Scott Key's legacy was more than practicing law.

You have many gifts and God uses them all in the course of living your life each and every day.

Sometimes your worst days when it feels like you're being held captive become the catalyst for God's best work in you and through you.

Next time you're watching an Olympic medal ceremony and hear our national anthem, think of the high calling of your present circumstances.

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