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Happy 4th of July!

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Proverbs 3:1-2

Wisdom Bestows Well-Being

 1 My son, do not forget my teaching,

but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you peace and prosperity.

I was surfing the net reading different commentaries about our heritage and particularly Christian heritage intertwined with American’s heritage.  I came across this writing by Grant Swank, and I am fascinated by the quotes he has included from past Presidents.  Maybe you will find some of them quite interesting as well.
Tomorrow I am back to including a recipe with my blog page.  In the meantime have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!  God Bless America!

A blessed 4th of July: America’s Christian base

By Grant Swank

President George Washington wrote a prayer addressed to “O most glorious God, in Jesus Christ” and ended it with this: “Let me live according to those holy rules which thou hast this day prescribed in Thy Holy Word. Direct me to the true object, Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life. Bless O Lord all the people of this land.”

President Thomas Jefferson: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis — a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

President James Madison: “Religion is the basis and foundation of government. We have staked the whole future of American civilization not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”

President Andrew Jackson: “I nightly offer up my prayers to the throne of grace for the health and safety of you all, and that we ought all to rely with confidence on the promise of our dear Redeemer, and give Him our hearts. This is all He requires and all that we can do, and if we sincerely do this, we are sure of salvation through His atonement.”

Patrick Henry: “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, property, and freedom of worship here.”

President Abraham Lincoln: “The ways of God are mysterious and profound beyond all comprehension. ‘Who by searching can find Him out?’ God only knows the issue of this business. He has destroyed nations from the map of history for their sins. Nevertheless, my hopes prevail generally above my fears for our Republic. The times are dark, the spirits of ruin are abroad in all their power, and the mercy of God alone can save us.”

President Grover Cleveland: “All must admit that the reception of the teachings of Christ results in the purist patriotism, in the most scrupulous fidelity to public trust, and in the best type of citizenship.”

President Woodrow Wilson: “America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of the Holy Scriptures.”

President Dwight Eisenhower: “Without God, there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Begin is the first — the most basic — expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus With God’s help, it will continue to be.”

A day of sweet remembrance…

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My youngest son, Christopher, was born early in the morning on July 3rd.  This is one of my sweetest remembrances of all time.  Chris has always had a kind and gentle spirit.  Today he is a grown man of God and a child after my own heart.

Happy Birthday Chris, I love you!

I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.   Psalm 32:8  (NASB)

Train Them In The Way They Will Go

Children are a gift
From our Lord Jesus Christ
And they need all the love
We can give them all their lives

They also need some boundaries
We set for them to grow
That will keep them all safe
And will teach them to know

What values that we have
And what’s right in the Lord
To raise them Heavenward
Is a task we’ve all been called

As parents from the Lord
We need to raise our young
To always trust in God
And to believe upon His Son

To always walk with Him
Until their days are through
To know the plan he has
And what God has called them to

For we will always reap
The amount that we have sowed
So we must train them now
In the way that they will go

© By M.S.Lowndes

July 2nd – A Glorious Day!

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Today is my brother Mike’s birthday.  This is a glorious day and I am praying for a blessed happiness to cover Mike today on his birthday!  Our Granddaughter, Tayler turns 12 today also!  What a great age 12 is.  All the excitement of growing up lays ahead and the “little kid” days are behind.  This is the perfect day to think about what God tells us about time and seasons.  This is one of my favorite chapters of the Bible.  Have a blessed day!

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

A Time for Everything

1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Happy July 1!

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I can’t hardly believe June is gone.  We wait all winter long for summer to arrive and then it speeds by at lightening speed.  The good part is that the garden is producing and we are enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables everyday.  The bad part — it won’t last — winter’s coming!  For all of you who love the snow – you don’t mind knowing that this heat won’t last.  For those of us who are glad to have our snow days behind us — well, we will rejoice and enjoy today!

I have company arriving shortly and I won’t be posting recipes this weekend.  We are doing plenty of cooking so I will be sharing some great recipes next week.

In the meantime, I pray for a blessed weekend for all of my blogger friends and family.  Stay safe and have fun!

John 3:16   For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

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