Happy Sunday, Happy Fourth Of July!

“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.”

“It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.”



“Therefore, this is what the LORD says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom for your fellow countrymen. So I now proclaim ‘freedom’ for you, declares the LORD -‘freedom’ to fall by the sword, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth.”

—Jeremiah 34:17 


 That a creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

—Romans 8:21

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.

—Eleanor Roosevelt

There is no time like the present to fall in love with our country and to honor it as the best that we will ever have. We have had so much to complain about, and we have complained loudly. Today, let us celebrate our blessings, instead, and resolve to never forget them.