Tag Archives: July 4th

What Would You Say to the Signers of the Declaration?

Imagine if you could speak to the signers of the Declaration of Independence. What would you say? A few years ago, I visited Philadelphia and pondered that question while standing in Liberty Hall. Somehow, looking at the actual room where … Continue reading

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When America Said No to the Bullies

Every year on this day, I’m captivated by this thought, “The Founding Fathers didn’t know how it would all end, but they sent the Declaration anyway.” Think about that for a moment. Their words equaled treason in the eyes of … Continue reading

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Being Grieved Over Sin Doesn’t Make You a Bigot

There’s a collective sadness sweeping over our beloved country. It isn’t hate-filled, small-minded, or nostalgic; it’s grief. It’s a genuine, heart-felt, deep-in-the-soul sigh over legal affirmation of sin. Of course that statement probably offends some, but the desire isn’t to … Continue reading

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What does “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” mean to you?

I’m a Patriot. There are many reasons (like an appreciation of our founders and a family line of soldiers back to the Revolutionary War), but for brevity I’ll narrow it to one…purpose. It’s stated in the famous, thoroughly-deliberated-over, intentional words … Continue reading

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What You May Not Know About the Star-Spangled Banner

Most of us know the National Anthem. We’ve sung along with celebrities at ballgames (as they’re forgetting the lyrics) or listened to the tune while fireworks lit the sky, but let’s remember the context of the writing. During the dark … Continue reading

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