It is September…May We Never Forget

LORD, to You alone we pledge our allegiance. We need You & Your Way. Fill us with Your Spirit and use us as You will; we are nothing without You. In You we have life and purpose.

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2011

And so we enter the month of September, with its scents of the passing summer and approach of autumn.   For many the sounds of the beginning of the school year fill the air and there is the breath of harvest on the breeze.  Autumn brings with it a quiet peace of completion, a comforting stillness absent in the awakening of spring and production push of summer.

And we remember – we must never forget – those who were murdered by the others who came with pre-meditation and hatred in their hearts on September 11, 2011.

We do not remember in order to get stuck in the mourning, for though grief on a certain level never ends, we must go on. We remember in order to honor the victims, to pay tribute to the heroes, to bless their surviving families and to be wise.  History teachers are always good to remind us that if we do not remember our history, we are destined to repeat it.

I am neither a history, international relations, world religion nor political science expert, but it seems as if prior to 9-11-01 we were trying to live somewhat isolated, pretending all was goo and there was no risk of evil, similar to prior to our involvement in World War II.  And then as now we learned.  Brought face to face with evil intent which could not be pacified with “we don’t want to participate”, we had to stand up for ourselves and we have.

We must never forget that the world in which we live is not all good.  Our spiritual heritage as Christians is clear.  So long as we are living our lives in our physical bodies there will be the existence of evil and good.  Evil does not seek peace, but dominion and control.  Evil does not take ‘no’ for an answer and runs over and takes over whomever will not stand and be prepared to block evil’s invation with force.

We do not seek war, but we must always be prepared to stand up and fight and always be prepared to simultaneously love.  For people in and of themselves are not evil, but they have chosen the wrong way.

And so we fight, pray, honor those who have died – the victims and the heroes – and those who serve.


Lord God, may we never forget the lessons of 9-11-01.  May we never forget those who died.  Give us Your wisdom how to continue to defend our values and may our values be yours.  We need You, Lord.  Be with us, protect us and lead ud in the way we are to go.  God, please bless America.  It is a land we love.  Stand beside us and guide us with Your Light of Truth shining brilliantly from above.  From the mountains, to the prairies to the oceans, white with foam. God, please bless America – our home sweet home….In Jesus’ name, Amen

PLEASE remember to view the new song, “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” on youtube at:  SHARE the link!  Let’s let everyone know that the USA is and remains one nation under God and be encouraged in how God values every individual.

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit  Worship music audio clips can be found at For information on her work for the military and their families please visit   Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Author: Elizabeth Fulgaro

I am a God-seeker--a Jesus-worshipper--a Holy Spirit follower. I create songs, devotions, prayers, books and Bible studies to give words with which to get to know God more. For you. Its for one-on-One encounter unto transformed, transcendent living. This is not my vocation. I am not professional. I am a real, ordinary person just looking to do what God put me here to do. (You have a unique purpose too.) So I am called to the work. It is not my income source, but my gift to those who find it blessing. Eagles Nest Foundation sponsors all projects for you. The result: pure, clean spiritual nutrition to feed that deep insatiable spiritual hunger which eventually overtakes each of us and galvanizes you to the life God has for you. This life is purposeful. Exceptional. You--yes, you--are called to something greater and more satisfying in His service. So it is hoped you'll try this spiritually dense nutrition and find it to be a personal blessing. However, the goodness of God-following doesn't stop there. He uses those who seek Him to be His love and care (justice, mercy, advocate, kindness) very tangibly in the lives of those around you. Not by your power but by His. His ideas. God ideas. Not just good ideas. To be part of changing the world, if you will let Him. You learn to just follow where He leads. That if you listen, He will teach you to hear His voice and then when you obey His inner promptings you will become His incredible hands and feet in this hard world. These materials will help! They will help you aim your life towards God in a way you never look back. You will not be the same. He will become the River in your desert spaces and you will become a conduit of this same River of refreshing, replenishing Water of Life to others. Find a prayer. Pick a blog post. Read a book. Be led deeper into the Bible. Select a song which resonates and use it and use it again to go close and ever closer to the God who longs to draw you near. Oh, and don't be tempted to think I'm a crazy over-spiritualized loony...My background is financial planning and counseling. Almost 40 years of it. To choose to believe in God is not to leave practicality and reason behind, but to learn that there is that which goes beyond it and includes it, unto true life fulfillment beyond all your dreams for the one who keeps seeking Him. I am a third generation Californian. I am a person to whom family means everything. The only priority higher is God. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are my home. It is here the 1849-1856 Gold Rush is still glorified. Easy money? Actually only for the few. Even though I was raised in the Church, it took me ten years of doubting God even existed to realize that without Him, no matter how much of this life's "stuff" is accumulated, I actually have nothing. To come to know that all those who chased after gold are dead and all those who still chase stuff will be dead. That's when I became a God-seeker. Looking for that more. And Eureka! (This is California's state slogan and means I found it.) I found God...or rather, I discovered He was there and had been there waiting for me to look for Him the whole time. May you discover more of Him for you, greater flourishing life and greater flourishing for all in the world as well. God bless you! ~Elizabeth

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