Wednesday, July 3, 2013

...With Liberty and Justice for All




From AmericanVision.org:

'Sometime around AD 405, a sixteen year-old boy strolling the English seaside was attacked by pirates. They kidnapped him and sold him on the slave market to a chieftain in Northern Ireland who forced him to herd pigs. The young man endured filth, the elements, separation from family, and years of servitude.

Yet the open air and solitude gave him precious time for spiritual reflection, and he saw in his miserable condition a mirror of his own sinful soul. His nominal boyhood faith grew into a vibrant hope and a longing for freedom.' - READ MORE...




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'...we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man.

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.' - Acts 29-31

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'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.' - John 3:16-17

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"...'If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'

They answered him, 'We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, 'You will become free'?

Jesus answered them, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever.

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." - John 8:31-36


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15 comments:

Sandra said...

I LOVE DAISY"S and if someone wants to give me flowers i prefer them over roses and I love sunflowers, they are like big yellow daisies to me... Have a happy and safe 4th

linda eller said...

I pray that God continues to bless America and to see its people come back to Him. We have strayed for a while now and I am sure He isnt happy about that. Love the flowers and the bright colors. Happy 4th - holiday!

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful post, Judy. I love daisies, too. God bless all of us as a country tomorrow- xo Diana

Kim said...

Happy 4th to you!

TexWisGirl said...

love your red, white and blue blooms!

Terri D. said...

A wonderful history of St. Patrick! Thanks for the information. Your photos are beautiful, and I too pray that this great country of ours, founded on Christian and Godly principles, will find the faith again, and will honor those who gave all for the freedoms being taken away from us today. Amen.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Acabei de conhecer o seu blog,achei maravilhoso.Visite-me:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

Obrigada.

Beijos Marie.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Very nice Judy and lovely shots of flowers!
We are flying Ol'Glory at half mast...
What a sad way to start the 4th of July celebrations this year!
God bless,

Donna said...

Best wishes for your 4th of July!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

A very beautiful post!!

Denise said...

lovely post, bless you.

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful flowers! Happy 4th of July and have a great day!

Lynn said...

I loved seeing your lovely flowers but I thoroughly enjoyed the history and words of wisdom in your post. Have a blessed day!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

OXO

laurie said...

Beautiful post, thankyou!

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