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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

INDEPENDENCE DAY


Hi everyone,

I hope you are all having a great summer so far. I know that most of us are dealing with very hot temps. It is very hot here but not as hot as in other places.  I pray for us all to be ok and to get the rain we need. 

Above is a picture of those who were involved in the writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence. 

The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. John Adams put forth a resolution earlier in the year which made a formal declaration inevitable. A committee was assembled to draft the formal declaration, to be ready when congress voted on independence. Adams persuaded the committee to select Thomas Jefferson to compose the original draft of the document, which congress would edit to produce the final version. The Declaration was ultimately a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The Independence Day of the United States of America is celebrated on July 4, the day Congress approved the wording of the Declaration.
(above information courtesy of Wikipedia)

To read more about the history and background of the American Revolution CLICK HERE

For more information on the Declaration of Independence and the text of the document CLICK HERE  

I had a thought last night that made me think of this question: What does the 4th of July mean to you?  Then I thought..what do we think of during the reunions, picnics, BBQ's and fireworks?

I have to say that I am guilty of not thinking of the big picture. What it means to live in America. What it means that we are not under the rule of another country. What it means to have the freedoms that we have. And the "cost" (in lives) for those freedoms.  What it means to keep them.

Our country is in trouble..we need to stand up for what is right and not let anyone, ANYONE take these rights and freedoms away. They were given to us by God. No one has the right to take them away. 

So many things have been happening in the government that can and will take away our rights to choose. Things that are not what God intended. We need to not given in to these things. We need to fight for what we believe in .

On Wednesday the 4th of July..what will you be thinking about? :)
And on November 6th I hope our votes will count. And that we are all  on God's side. 

Take care my friends...


Above the very fine print at the bottom of this photo reads:

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord
Psalms 33:12




 


7 comments:

  1. Hi Janet ~ How are you? I hope you have a great 4th July, are you going to see any of your family?
    I envy you the hot temps...it is so NOT summery here!

    I feel we are fortunate indeed to live in both the USA and the UK - freedom is a very precious thing!

    xxx Hazelnut

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  2. such a beautiful post and your blog is amazing!!!!!!

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  3. Happy 4th to you. I will be celebrating at home in Canada with 2 canadians who now reside in the US.

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  4. What a great post, Janet. I do try to remember what the day is about. It is sad the apathy that is so prevalent today....scary really to see people herded like sheep. I hope we DO make our votes count this November! xo Diana

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  5. My thoughts are always with family--and I do hope the votes count for what is right because I believe everyone has a right to be healthy even if they are not as fortunate as others.--Jan

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  6. What a thoughtful post.
    Thank you !!!

    I put out our flag each morning, and it gives me pause to think about what it symbolizes.
    How grateful I am for our country.
    Home of the free... because of brave.

    Have a wonderful Independence Day!!

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  7. Hi Janet. I hope you have a wonderful 4th. It sure is easy for us to take things for granted. We are truly a blessed nation yet so undeserving!
    Kim

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I always enjoy hearing from you. Have a wonderful day. :)