Saturday, July 2, 2011

July Fourth 2011


When I look at the turmoil of some of the nations of the world...
 ~I know that I am blessed to live in America.


When I disagree with the politics of the day and am free to be vocal about it...
 ~I know that I am blessed to live in America.


When I walk into the church of my choice and not the choice of the state or nation...
 ~I know that I am blessed to live in America.


When I walk the concourse of an airport and see groups of service men and women and I see people applauding them, shaking their hands and wishing them well...
 ~I know that I am blessed to live in America.


What are your earliest memories of the Fourth of July?  Picnics?  Barbeques?  Homemade ice cream?  Swimming?  Camping?  Fireworks? 


Mine surround homemade ice cream and fireworks.  As a child growing up our community also had a carnival during the week of the 4th of July.  Sometimes our fireworks were delayed or even canceled due to rain.  Not so here in Arizona.  If anything, they are canceled due to the drought and the wildfire season. 


And still I know that I am blessed to live in America!

Have a safe and blessed holiday!


~Tamara
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.  John 8:36 (NIV)