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6 Reasons You Should Always Treasure the Fourth Of July

Celebrating our freedom, freedom of two hundred and forty years of our independence on this fourth of July. Fireworks, barbecues, and picnics as we enjoy the freedom so many have fought for to protect. While we grill hot dogs and listen to the music ring out from the patriotic band nearby, a soldier is watching over us. We shoot off bottle rockets and Roman candles as they dodge mortars and bullets to protect us. Whom the Son set free is free indeed ~ John 8:36 Click To Tweet Our Declaration of Independence has been besmirched and trampled on in our own country. Rights and freedoms that they fought so valiantly for back then, we still struggle to keep today. 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. That does not say anywhere in it unless you are a certain color, faith, nationality, orientation, or even an idiot. It states that “all men are created equal” therefore they should all have the same rights. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism; it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. I would believe that this includes and is not limited to our rights to earn a fair wage, pick our […]

When will Freedom Ring Again?

I, like many of you are confused by the state of our country as we prepare to celebrate our freedom. In less than a month Old Glory seems to have begun tearing at the seams. Black churches are burning, shootings on our homeland are taking more lives than war, and decisions are being made with reckless abandon.

After spending a week on vacation, rarely watching or reading the news, my heart weeps. People on social media have taken sides, sides many probably don’t understand. The White House declared victory with a light show of pride. Will their pride still show and light up with red, white and blue on the 4th of July? Friends turn against friends as they change their images colors to rainbows. Division and pain continue to create a chasm within our nation.
I am not taking sides in all of these disputes and you will not read my opinion here.

However I would like to share some thoughts on our freedom and what it should mean.

Our forefathers and grandfathers maybe even husbands, sons or fathers fought to protect our country. Dating back to when we stood against our motherland and separated from England. Our country has stood on principles, faith and values.

Over the past three hundred years or so, even before the colors of the flag had dried, our country has been divided. In the 1800’s the north battles the south. In that war it was not a war of black against white, it was more right versus wrong.