Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July !



The following are some quotes from George Washington, often referred to as the Father of our Country:

"I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the Omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them."

"I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an "Honest Man."

"A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master."

"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected."

"I earnestly pray that the Omnipotent Being who has not deserted the cause of America in the hour of its extremest hazard, will never yield so fair a heritage of freedom a prey to "Anarchy" or "Despotism."

"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action."

"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."

"The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained."
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The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

Have a blessed and happy 4th of July!

Blessings,

Sherry


If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14

5 comments:

  1. We're having our 4th July celebration here today (in Scotland!) with our homeschooler's get-together. It is true that your nation has been blessed greatly by our Great God, and my country of Scotland could say the very same. Sadly, both, to some degree, seem to wish to forget that part of their history :( (Scotland, in particular, I'm sad to say).
    I wish you all a blessed 4th July, and pray that your nation, and mine, would turn to God - the only Way of true liberty, happiness and peace.
    God bless, Anne x

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  2. Love these quotes!! We are thinking about putting some quotes from our founding fathers on our blog as well! Oh, if America would return to her foundation!

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  3. Hello Lees!

    We hope that y'all had a wonderful Independence Day.
    We cannot tell you how excited we are to see you in a few days. :) Talk about bouncing off the walls!!

    God bless!
    The Whiddons

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  4. Good morning, Sherry! Your comment at my blog today blessed my heart. I'm so glad to know you're doing well and God is sustaining you and your family. I look forward to hearing how God is working in your family in the future. Jesus is the sweet balm that brings joy to each new day despite the trials before us.

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  5. HI Sherry! I hope you had a wonderful Fourth with your family. Thank you for your sweet comment:). I just LOVE these quotes and will tuck them away for future use. We are so blessed in this country!

    I hope you are doing well. You have been in our thoughts and prayers!!

    Blessings,

    Julia

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