the celebration is all about God – nothing else

Pilgrim in Progress

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. – Ephesians 2:10

IMG_1212July 4th is always so great! Fireworks, parades, the celebration of freedom, family, hamburgers, hot-dogs, tater-tots, baked-bean casserole, corn on the cob and big red tomatoes (direct from Larry’s garden), ice-cream and fresh peaches…

“Wait a minute,” Rebekah said when I announced the menu; “that was three starches in a row.” “You bet!” I responded. “This is America! I didn’t take those citizenship classes for nothing!”

Another thing I learned – along with the importance of serving cholesterol on important holidays – was that Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day are all unique and distinct observances. I believe it’s a distinction worth thinking about because – especially over the past few years – I’ve started to notice a kind of one-size-fits-all…

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