Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy and Blessed Fourth of July


What are some of your favorite memories of watching fireworks on the 4th? Spectacular shows, aren’t they, followed by fun family parties! But the reason behind them can easily be overlooked.

On this special day we celebrate America’s independence and freedom! And may we never forget that we were founded to be a Christian nation.

I like the words of John Quincy Adams, one of our early Presidents. “Is it not that in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior?”

How about: “All the scholars are required to live a religious and blameless life according to the rules of God’s Word, diligently reading the Holy Scriptures, that fountain of Divine light and truth..”  Handbook of Yale, one of our earliest colleges, in the 1787 Student Guidelines.

And this quote: “The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds that is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other.” Alex de Tocqueville: French observer of America in 1831, author of Democracy in America.

Do our children and grandchildren know this connection?  Let’s be sure to tell them.

Many have been misled into believing things other than the truth about our rich Christian heritage in America. Admittedly our country is not without sin, but it still is the greatest nation on earth. It was founded by godly men who acknowledged a heavenly Father as the source of all that is good. And only by giving Jesus praise and thanks and living by God’s moral principles will our country remain great.

Let love reign in our land and may God be honored in all we do for Him. Let’s sing it loud and clear this July 4th, “America! America! God shed his grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.”

 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”  Psalm 33:12.  
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Prayers are appreciated for Special Events in July:
Author fest Book signing Lake Geneva Lakefront Sat. July 14th
Christian Women’s Connection Speaking Events:
Lake Geneva Guest Night, July 11th
Rice Lake After Five Group, July 16
CWC Eau Claire, WI July 17
Grace Evangelical Church Women’s Event, Sat. July 28th
Also please pray for our daughter Pam and husband John's Life Sports Camps for 500 kids in Village Church, Gurnee running 3 weeks of July.

Exciting News! My husband Wayne has become a writer! His  500-plus-page book Thoughts For Today Words For Tomorrow is now available on amazon. I couldn’t be more proud! It’s a collection of bits and pieces, words of encouragement from a husband and father to his family. Check it out by following the link below.          

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