Even from the time our country’s ideals were a glimmer in the eyes of the Founding Fathers, men and women willingly sacrificed their lives for freedom and independence.
That selflessness continues to this day.
Please take time, today, to thank God for their willingness to give their lives for the United States and for other countries who could not fully fight on their own behalf.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
I hope this song and these verses provide the lift that I intended. There is a lot of bad news these days. I honestly believe it is because so many have turned their backs on God. We need only look at the historical texts of the Bible to see that, as the saying goes, “History repeats itself.” God wants to bless us (globally). God wants for us to look to Him for our strength and for His help. The more we try to do on our own, the more we mess things up.
His way brings good things and “brighter days”. Have a wonderful Sunday! 🙂
“Brighter Day”–Chris Lizotte, Crystal Lewis & Marc Ford
Here is this week’s caption contest. Provide your wit and humor, and I will post winners Tuesday evening. Have an awesome weekend. Most importantly, remember to honor those who gave their lives in the defense of our freedom.
This weeks winners are:
This week is a tie:
Man on Left: “My God, this woman smells like beef and cheese.”
Clara Peller still can’t find the beef.
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Now for a battle…You decide:
The Partridge Family
My .02? Keith was much hotter than Greg. Well, the crushed velvet was a bit much.
Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. ‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
This week’s Sunday song might make you scratch your head. I’ve been thinking and praying about Brett Michaels a lot lately. It is kind of hard not to, especially given his many physical trials of late.
Michaels wrote this song after a friend, who worked on his tours, committed suicide. He was searching for answers, and as he sings, something to believe in. I’ve wondered if he is searching for God’s presence in everything he’s been through the past month. At the same time he is facing struggles for his health, he is also experiencing the most popularity he has had in a long time–two very opposite ends of things.
In this song he raises some questions about issues that trouble many: hypocrites, the guilt some people feel for doing their jobs in the military, greed, and trying to understand why folks take their lives.
We all struggle with faith and belief at times. Michaels, like any of us, needs God’s touch and grace on his life. God is there for us to believe in Him. We have to do it in faith, not just word.
Mr. Michaels: I pray you find God in all of this, and I hope He makes it clear to you that He is worthy and SOMEONE you can believe in. 🙂
“Something to Believe In”–Poison
Hopefully this week’s caption contest will elicit lots of entries. 🙂 I will post winners Tuesday evening. Enjoy the weekend!
4. Old NFO
Man I’m SORRY… I had to go real bad, and ya know, I thought you were regular shrubs…
3. Rodney Dill
“Hey, I bet you guys are the best snipe hunters.”
I know! Who knew you could OD on Scott’s Miracle Grow?
This week’s winner is. . .
1. John D
In the ultimate example of karma, Cheech and Chong find themselves reincarnated as cannabis plants.
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Family Security Matters
Yesterday, I was reading a devotional by Charles Stanley. He was talking about the story of Jehoshaphat and God’s hand of victory upon His people. It is inspiring to read and well-worth your time. (The scripture attached to the devotional is available via a link at the beginning of the devotional. So worth the read.)
The God present for the victory of His people so long ago is the same God we worship, today.