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There She Stands

This morning I was reflecting back on past 4th of July’s.  The fireworks, the friends, food and laughter.  The many places we have lived and the many venues where we have participated in fireworks, or just stood by and watched.  We’ve been involved in fireworks stands and 4th of July choir celebrations.  But none is so meaningful as the song featured on this moving video by Michael W. Smith, “There she stands”.

I found this video that someone had made for a Celebration of America at his Trinity Baptist church.  It features three great songs with pictures – but if you can make it all the way through the songs and pictures to the quote by a Franklin D. Roosevelt at the very end – you are stronger and less emotional than I am!  It is very worthwhile watching.  Watch – be blessed and thankful to be an American.

 

Happy 4th!

 

God Bess

History and Story behind the Words to the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”

God Bless America

God Bless America (Photo credit: wstera2)

My favorite.

Enjoy this great story by the great Orson Wells.

Happy 4th and God Bless!

Faith Of Our Fathers

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I heard an excellent message this morning on the Founding Fathers of our great country – including pictures and quotes from the men. It was inspiring, to say the least. These men were ordinary men – but they did extra ordinary things and showed extra ordinary courage in light of declaring freedom. And so inspired – I went about to find a great video to share with you with some of those great things I heard this morning. I trust that we will never forget the price that was paid and those who paved the way for us to be free.

Enjoy and God Bless.

Freedom Weekend

July 4th Fireworks

A weekend of freedom

of independence

loud noises

fill the night

fireworks stands

are now visible

a feeling of unity

among community

everywhere I go

fresh fruit

sunshine

and laughter

this is July 4th

a long weekend

time to reflect

to eat

to barbecue

to write

to walk

to visit

and remember

what this weekend

is really all about

it’s about

our freedom

Freedom

One nation

under God

indivisible

with liberty and justice

for all

God Bless

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