Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy July 4th

God Bless America ~ a Dayspring movie

Irvin Berlin's God Bless America ~ Kate Smith

Quotes ~
"Without God, there is no virtue, because there's no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we're mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
- Ronald Reagan

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."
-Thomas Jefferson

I really like what Karla Dornacher wrote in her E-Newsletter ~

As much as I'm enjoying June, I'm still looking forward to next month and celebrating the 4th of July! Partly because of Independence Day and partly because the 4th is my youngest granddaughter's birthday! But as I worked on the "Set Free" Clip Art Kit, I couldn't help but think about, not only the freedoms we can so easily take for granted living in this great nation, but also the freedom that is ours in Christ and how important it is for us to walk in and celebrate that freedom every day. Jesus said, "You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." True freedom is knowing the truth... the truth of who God is and the truth of who we are in Him... the truth of God's Word vs. the lies of the enemy and the culture we live in... the truth that sets us free from the past, empowers us to live today, and leads us into eternity.

May the stars and stripes remind you, not only of 4th of July, but of your freedom in Christ... and cause you to stop and consider the cost of both these privileges so undeserved!

God bless America... and God bless you!

by Karla Dornacher

One Nation Under God ~ Free Christian Video


Deborah said...

Happy 4th of July!

lady jane said...

Profound words from our 2nd & 40th presidents, as well as Dornacher.

...a coarsening of the society...

...His justice...

... *liberty* ...

... freedom in Christ <>< ...

May we not take our liberties for granted and live a life of apathy, be it politically or in our Christian walk.

God bless you this 4th of July, Cathy.

~ Jane ~

Daughter of the King said...

Great quotes Cathy....
Happy 4th to you and yours,

Saija said...

Happy 4th of July to you!!!