It’s almost here. The time to celebrate the freedom of our nation. I told the Mr. that we should find fireworks somewhere and take our babies to watch. My exact words were this: “Even if we just sit in the truck and eat a bologna sandwich and watch fireworks.” lol! I know. There is nothing too good for me. 😉
Our church family gathers at our house around the fourth. We eat hot dogs and make homemade ice cream and they are invited to bring fireworks. I love it. It’s so fun to open our home (yard) to everyone. When I was a little girl, we used to do this at another family’s home. The memories were so great for me that I wanted to do this for our kids.
I feel very blessed to live in a nation that is free. I am thankful to be able to choose. I think of this often when we attend church. I am thankful to be able to worship God out in the open. Not everyone in this ol’ world has that freedom. It breaks my heart.
I know that America has her faults. She is not perfect, by a long shot. I pray for our country and our leaders. I also pray for the peace of Jerusalem, as God instructs us to do. I am thankful though…for the men and women in this country that have a heart for others. Their main concern is seeing that others make it. People that give their lives for their neighbor. I don’t ever want to take that lightly. Sometimes it’s the soldier, sometimes it’s the preacher. Let that sink in a minute.
I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family. I am heading out to mow the yard. It’s cool and breezy here today. What a blessing in July! May you celebrate your independence and think about those that give all to make sure that we are free. On that note…most of all, I am thankful for Jesus Christ. God’s words says that when He makes us free…we are free indeed. Now that, my friends, is something to celebrate!
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