Tuesday, January 20, 2009

God Bless America!

God bless America! We are all Americans living in this great nation of freedom and opportunity. I will never forget the statement made by my high school Civics teacher, Mrs. Catherine Roberts, who said "Democracy at it's very best is not good but it's the very best that anyone has to offer." She said if you never remember anything else about my class remember that statement....well, Mrs. Roberts....it's now 22 years later and I never forgot.
I SO appreciate the blessing to live in a free country, to be able to freely worship our Heavenly Father, to be able to raise my son to be a man of God and to be able to freely chase my dreams...and even fail and get up and try again. Amidst all of the economic hardships, the negativity in the news and the economic bailouts, I'm so thankful and so proud to be an American. Regardless of who we all voted for, we have an obligation to support our leaders in prayer. Pray that God would grant them wisdom as they make the tough decisions for our country and that the lawmakers would seek God first as they face the days ahead and pray for the protection of our leaders and their families. May God look upon us with favor and bless this land once again.

As I scoured through images of the inauguration events this shot caught my eye. I love the thumbs up from a very proud daughter.

Much love and blessings! ~Sherri


tales from an O.C. cottage said...

WOW! Great post. Too true!

M ^..^

Amanda said...

Great post and love the pictures!

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mystele said...

thank you so much for this post. i have been wounded by how some of my christian sisters have responded to this election. what you wrote is the heart of the matter.