246 Years Old! ( It actually makes me feel younger instantly! … I am talking about ” My Country Tis’ of Thee!” ) Today , July 4th marks a birthday near and dear to an ole’ history teacher’s heart! The love of my life.
I decided that what I most want today is a prayer for this beautiful country … the country we all owe our deepest gratitude to… to ask God to help us preserve the democratic ideals and principles of freedom.
What should be a happy day has been marred by the extreme polarization, that like a cancer, is slowly destroying the very foundation and fiber of our lovingly blessed citizens for living in a democracy. And the saddest part to me is that ” We the People” have let politics run amuck of ideals like honesty, integrity, morality, kindness, tolerance, and acceptance of all God’s children. And now we are paying the price.
Lately I sometimes feel that life hurts because I feel too much…maybe I care too much or perhaps it is me with all my connectiveness abilities to all things that won’t leave me… even when I turn off the news or try to distract myself pursuing other paths.
And then yesterday I gave myself a strong talking to… if I profess to be a woman of faith… then it is time to walk the talk. I must turn my fears over to God and trust in Him to lead His people back on the right path… the path that puts God first in our lives.
God, our Father, giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care. You are the rock on which this nation was founded. You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among your people.
So until tomorrow… Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of the leaders among us. Open their minds to the worth of humanity and the responsibilities that gift our human freedom. Remind us all that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing Your will!
Today is my favorite day! Winnie the Pooh
Was it just me or did anyone else have trouble finding the small decorative flags for this July 4-went to CVS, Walgreens, two grocery stores, two dollar stores… nada. Still I did decorate a little! Hope everyone has a wonderful fourth and whisper a special birthday wish that our country returns to the democracy it has been as a leader to the rest of the world! Happy Fourth!!!