A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Saturday, July 4, 2009

a hometown parade !!! Happy Birthday Matt

A local small town parade, last weekend !!
So thankful for those who serve
who sacrifice
Yes...a real army marching band,
it brought goose-bumps !!
Our local Navy band
These veterans were so wonderful !!!
Thank you for serving~
America’s Biblical Heritage
by Dr. Paul Chappell
“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Genesis 12:1–3
America has been blessed because America has blessed God.

Despite what many people want you to believe today, America is a Christian nation. America was founded on the principles of God’s Word and many of the early leaders of our land recognized the importance of the Bible in founding the nation. Notice a few quotes from early American leaders:

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ!”—Patrick Henry

“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”—John Quincy Adams

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”—John Jay

“Do not let anyone claim the tribute of American patriotism if they ever attempt to remove religion from politics.”—George Washington

The biggest tragedy of our day is the act of overlooking the spiritual base of our nation. Overlooking our biblical heritage leads to the election of leaders who have no respect for God, the Supreme Ruler of our nation.

While our nation is not perfect, I praise the Lord for its spiritual heritage. No other nation in the world has a history so based on the Bible as America does. No other nation can point to a spiritually moral foundation like we can. Praise God for that!

God has greatly blessed America because our Founding Fathers established our nation on biblical principles. Never forget in this day of compromise that God blesses those who follow the principles of His Word. Our nation is great because throughout history Americans have blessed God.

As you celebrate our national Day of Independence,
take time to thank God for His blessings on our nation.
We would not be the great nation we are today were it not for God.
Also, remember God promises to bless those who follow Him and His Word.
Renew your commitment today, like our forefathers did with the founding of America,
to base your life on the principles of God’s Word.

I get this devotion sent everyday
from Paul Chappell to my email.
Here is thelink.
They are
ALWAYS a blessing
HAPPY Birthday
to our oldest son
our firecracker baby.
He was born on my due date !
Now married to Gina
and a Southwest Airlines Pilot


jAne said...

I hope your Independence Day is filled with blessings as you reflect on our true American heritage as well as the birth of your *firecracker* baby. :o)

Bless you, dearie.

jAne at tickleberry farm

Mrs. Rabe said...

My nephew is a firecracker baby too!

Happy Birthday to them both! :)

You have a wonderful Independence Day Deby!

Debbie said...

Good photos, great sentiments. Have a great 4th.

Becky K. said...

Chelsea wanted to be born on the Fourth of July...thank goodness she wasn't because Warren was working at the Penn State Celebration and was very conflicted about how in the world he would leave...

Happy Birthday to your Matt. Hope he has a wonderful day.


Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Deby!

I've been here for awhile catching up with you. I didn't know about the Livingston books, but I'll check into them, for sure.

What a fabulous parade! Don't you just love our troops? I'm so impressed by them...their sacrifice and that of their families.

Happy Birthday to your Matt! I'm so sorry they're going to be gone for awhile. That's just no fun for a grandma, is it?

Our weather has been soooo pretty. Finally, my posies are waking up....and getting some pretty blooms.

You did a fabulous Independence Day post. Amen to all of that! We are so very blessed here. I'm going to save all of those quotes from our forefathers. Thanks for posting them all in one spot.

Hugs!....Have a wonderful day...


Nancy M. said...

I pray your foot feels better. We just returned from our 4th Parade ( like your pics)...Happy 4th!-nancy

Abounding Treasures said...

Happy Birthday to your oldest son!

Those pictures of the parade were great ... I love marching bands too.

Anonymous said...

Amen Deby - I couldn't have said it better. I love the parade photos. Thank you to all Service personnel.

Pam said...

Interesting how many choose to ignore or forget those wonderful quotes of our founders!

Love the term "Firecracker Baby"! I hope his day was wonderful!

michelle said...

That was an awesome parade.

miss gracies house said...

GREAT post!