Saturday, July 4, 2009

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!

Images of Fourth of July....
What an incredible display, that we look forward to each year!! I've always been in awe of fireworks. I swear i immediately become 6 again, every fourth!! :)
FREEDOM
It's all about our freedom!! Freedom to BBQ, or churches to gather, or your right to speak your mind. We are so very lucky to live in a land where we have these rights!! As soo many dont!
Our men have died defending us, defending our right to stay free. Sooo many ... willing to stand up and fight when others have threatened that right. For you, and for me.
So that we aren't threatened each day that we leave our homes.. so that I can blog and say what I want... so that I can bring a bible out in public, and not have to hide it in a hole in the wall.... so that you have the right to vote... and the right to a fair trial, if anything ever happens...
soooooo many reasons....
All I can say is that i PRAY that is how our country STAYS.
I hope our current leadership doesn't take us down the path of socialism, and try to "fix" what aint broken!!
I rejoice in America.
I am THANKFUL each and every day to live in America.
And today, along with all the wonderful displays of that celebration that we most think of on this day, I will be remembering that our Freedom isn't free!!
Like our salvation wasnt free.... Jesus died for us. Paid the highest price for us.
So have our soldiers.
Men faught for our country - to be able to live by God's word, and not the King's rule. They birthed our country ON GOD. IN GOD. FOR GOD.
Funny how now they want to keep America and their freedoms... but take the FOUNDATION of it away. :(
Just blows my mind, to tell you the truth.
And the fact that our government bows down to the wishes of the minorities that whine that they dont believe in God, so it shouldnt be in their face, on their money, or in their government. Yah.. .don't even get me started.
Rejoice today. Give thanks today.
And take time to remember it wasn't by "luck" that you are free!!!
Happy Independence Day!!!
May God be with you!!!
xo
Bren

5 comments:

Sheri said...

Well said, Bren.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Bren ~
Very well put. I agree with you completely!
May you and your family have a safe and happy holiday.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Amen to all of what you said Bren!

Sherry said...

Bren I feel TOTALLY the same!!!
Soldiers, Our Flag, Our songs of America,especially the song I'm Proud to Be American,bring tears to my eyes. And no matter how bad things are for us,I STILL thank God for everything!!!! And YES the current administration scares me and makes me fear for our GREAT Country's safety and ideals that the US of A has always upheld.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!
Sherry

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Bren,
I'm with you!! Things are very scary right now. God bless the USA.