Monday, July 7, 2014

Fun on the Fourth

Happy Birthday, America!
The Fourth of July is one of my very favorite holidays.

I love the food, family time is the best, and I can hardly wait for the fireworks (although I much prefer fireworkers have a curfew, now that I have a little one who begins his snooze fest long before the light show begins).
As we went through the day, I couldn't help but get swept up in the euphoria of the holiday.
We donned red, white, and blue,
exchanged our front door monogram for something more patriotic,
put flags in our flower pots,
topped our pancakes with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream,
barbequed all the things,
marched to This Land is Your Land throughout the house,
and then, we prayed with urgency and pleading for our great nation. 
Throughout the day, I found myself alternately humming and petitioning the lyrics to my favorite Shane and Shane song, Be Near.
Happy Fourth of July!
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14

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