Sunday, July 4, 2010

"God and Country"

Fireworks on the Fourth of JulyImage via Wikipedia

Good Evening to All!
I hope this finds all of you in Good spirits while celebrating our Independence Day. As for me, hubby went to bed early as he wasn't feeling well, and I stood outside and watched the fireworks looming way overhead about 2.5 miles down the road from our house. Might I say they were beautiful. Hubby and I mutually decided that we didn't want to "go" see the fireworks as it takes longer to get back home than the whole show lasts, and for the last few years it's been the same fireworks, pretty but the same, so we decided against going. After he went to bed, I stepped out on our front lawn and watched. Lo and behold, they did change some of the fireworks up. They were mostly the same, but they had a few new ones, so I enjoyed them especially the finale. Tonight is also our 24 wedding anniversary, but we celebrated last night by going to Brownwood out to eat ( we went to Chili's ) and then to a show ( Karate Kid) with Jayden Smith. He sure is a cute little boy. Anyway, that's the kind of movie I like and my poor hubby tolerated it and indulged me. I'm gonna see about getting him a new skill saw next week for "his" present. Anyway, if any of you are thinking about going to see this movie, it is cute, but it's almost identical to the first Karate Kid. They changed it up a little bit, but not enough to really notice. You could almost say it's a re-make. I still enjoyed it though.

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Tonight I would like to share with you some things that my friend placed in our Church Bulletin today.

"I BELIEVE THE BIBLE is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book. I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into Heaven and say there is no God.
---Abraham Lincoln

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
---Declaration of Independence, In Congress, July 4, 1776

Off with your hat, as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say; you're man enough for a tear in your eye that you will not wipe away.
---Henry Cuyler Bunner

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed, it must be achieved.
---Franklin D. Roosevelt

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs, but to secure liberty for their souls.
---Robert J. McCracken

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.
---William Allen White

This, then is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith. ( bolded this because of the mentality of our society today. It seems as though Faith is becoming lower and lower on the priority list for our country today. We must fight to keep our Christian standards high like our "Founding Fathers" intended or we WILL be doomed.
---Lyndon B. Johnson

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
---Martin Luther King, Jr.

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
---Daniel Webster

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AMERICA IS A GREAT COUNTRY. If you can't make it in the rat race, they give you free cheese.

PATRIOTISM: The greatest glory of a freeborn people is to transmit that freedom to their children.

GOSSIP is the most deadly microbe. It has neither legs nor wings. It is composed entirely of tales, and they all have stings.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO EXPLAIN SOMETHING YOU HAVE NOT SAID.

Good Night to All and May God Bless!

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