Saturday, July 4, 2020
For Saturday, July 4th, 2020
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FOR SATURDAY, JULY 4TH, 2020
The moments of our lives may be bright with possibility, dark with fear or sadness, or even plain everyday gray, but God's glory never fades. May God's glory shine into the exciting lights, upsetting darks, and boring grays of your every day.
81 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:00 am
Sunset: 9:05 pm
Life is a special occasion!!
Today is Independence Day which is commonly known as the 4th of July. It’s been a Federal holiday since 1941 and it commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.
The 4th of July celebrates the history, government, and traditions of the United States and is an opportunity for a reunion of family and friends. The celebrations are also marked by patriotic displays, both decorations and clothing are colored white red and blue like the colors of the American Flag.
Popular songs to be played on the 4th of July or especially during fireworks are. The Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful and God Bless America. If the holiday does not take place on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, some fireworks displays may take place the following weekend.
On July 2nd, 1776 the Continental Congress voted in favor of Independence. On July 4th its 56 delegates finally adopted the Declaration of Independence and the original 13 colonies became the United States of America. It’s the brith of American Independence.
This historical document established many of our nations fundamental principles of freedom including life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson was the main author of the Declaration of Independence, but four other delegates assisted him. Among them was John Adams.. Both Adams and Jefferson later served as President of the United States and both men passed away on July 4, 1826- the 50th anniversary of our nation’s birth.
God Bless America !
If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
I’m proud to be an American and proudly display the American flag and its colors. I’ll be wearing my red white and blue today. We are experiencing a heat wave this weekend and everyone is looking for ways to stay cool. DS#5 is having us over to swim at his pool today. He has a nice shady back yard to have a little cook out for lunch too. I’m taking some hot dogs and pasta salad and DD said she has some watermelon to share. The kids will be glad to see each other. and we’ll be having lots of fun .
DD got a new above ground pool summer but it’s not going to be set up until Monday. It was supposed to have been done the beginning of June, but was delayed. So they are waiting in anticipation of having their own pool to enjoy.
I had a pleasant surprise yesterday as an Aunt and Cousin on my Dad’s side of the family came to visit for awhile yesterday. She’s celebrating her birthday soon and thought she’d visit while she still could. That’s the first visit I’ve had besides my immediate family in a long long time.She said her original birth certificate said her birthday was July but the official document for Social Security said her birthday was in August. So she’s sticking with the one provided by her church for July. They didn’t keep records then as well as they do now.
For today, DD is bringing my groceries by and then taking me over to DS#5’s house with her. It’s sure to be a nice little celebration! Hopefully I’ll have pictures to share tomorrow. Today’s pictures are from previous 4th of July celebrations shared by my family.
I hope you have a Super Saturday! Happy 4th of July !
COUNTING MY GIFTS
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
8249 for the brave men and women that protect our freedom
8250 for our countries founders, brave, wise men all.
8251 for a day to celebrate with some of my family
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
ADVICE FOR TODAY
We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…
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