My card entry for CC433 - Red, White, and Night of Navy.
The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American ~ Thomas Jefferson ~
Thomas Pain wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls." Written during the darkest hours of our nations struggle for liberty. A struggle that brought Gen. George Washington humbly to his knees in prayer. Surely a country had never paid such a high cost for freedom as this... Our founding fathers knew the cost. The struggle against tyranny and oppression will always cause suffering and pain - this we know. But the desire for freedom is greater.
Tonight as fireworks burst in air across this great nation I will bow my knee in prayer and thank God for His grace and mercy toward our great country. I will pray for the protection of those who serve today. And I will thank God for those who went before; for their sacrifice, devotion, faith, and perseverance in the struggle for freedom and liberty. Men of character who set aside the comforts of home and family to provide the sanctity and way of life we enjoy today. The land of the free and the home of the brave. Long may she wave.
Happy 4th of July
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Thu, Jul 04, 2013 @ 8:57 AM
Wonderful card, Susie, but even more wonderful is your touching description. Thank you for the important reminder WHY we celebrate. May we all thank God this day and everyday for the mercy and blessing He has bestowed upon this great nation.
Korin Sutherland This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 My Website ~ My Gallery ~ My Blog
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Sat, Jul 06, 2013 @ 6:20 PM
Loved your card portrayal of the stars and stripes, but really loved your post about the freedoms we enjoy because of the sacrifices of so many. May God continue to bless this great country of ours, so we never lose sight of the vision of our founding Fathers -
IN GOD WE TRUST!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
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Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name! Psalm 103:1