Thankfulness on the 4th!

Last night as our little family gathered with hundreds of others along the curb of our little town my husband was able to visit with a World War II veteran. My heart was overwhelmed with thankfulness for the men and women who have served our country and the freedoms we enjoy!

God has given us so many riches in this country! Here are a few that we are particularly thankful for this Independence Day.

Freedom to worship God (Both individually and corporately!)

Freedom to teach our children about God

Freedom in choosing schooling options for our children



Variety of foods

Safe water

Being able to hop in our car and drive anywhere we want

Internet and apps that we can connect with long distance family and friends

Hospitals and healthcare professionals 

Beauty in our surroundings 

Fresh air

Law enforcement/government officials/emergency personnel who seek to provide safety



Easy access to stores

Farmers and ranchers

The abundance of sound Christian resources–organizations, books, music, conferences

Outdoor recreation opportunities like parks, hiking trails, and lakes

The variety of seasons–each one is beautiful in its own way!¬†

Government leaders that are set up by God

And Many More!

Today as we enjoy family, friends, food and fireworks let’s thank God for the many freedoms and gifts He has blessed us with in this country! The United States of America!

Happy Independence Day!