Category: Independence Day
The Preamble of the United States of America
I am posting this, and as time permits the Constitution as well, a bit later on.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
The government of the USA is its people. Let us never forget though that all government belongs to God, our Creator.
-Tim A. Blankenship
From Nov. 07, 2008, and for a reminder on July 03, 2019
Inaugural Address – George Washington
On April 30, 1789 our first President was inaugurated into the office of the presidency of the USA.
Peter Marshall and David Manuel write, “He reached New York in time to be inauguated on April 30, 1789. Stepping out onto the outdoor balcony of Federal Hall, in full view of the assembled multitude, he requested that a Bible be brought. Having placed his right hand on the open book, he took the oath of office. And then, embarrassed at the thunderous ovation which followed, the pealing church bells, and the roaring of the artillery, the new President went inside to deliver his inaugural address to Congress.’
‘Speaking with a gravity which verged on sadness, his voice deep and tremulous, he went further than he had ever gone before in stressing the role of God in the birth of the nation:” From THE LIGHT AND THE GLORY p. 349.
“It would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplication to that Almighty Being, who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States… No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency… We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.”
From THE LIGHT AND THE GLORY paperback.
My, how the leaders of our nation, and the people of our nation need to wake up and get back to the foundation of these truths.
A Crucial Moment in History
In the year 1787 there was very serious debate of the Constitutional Convention. It was not being accomplished, and it seemed all was to no avail.
Peter Marshall and David Manuel write, “At this crucial moment, when there was not a man present who had any real hope of finding and effective solution, it was Ben Franklin who rose to speak. This elder statesman, who was also one of the most prominet physicists of his age, quietly said:”
“In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for Divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending Providence of our favor… And have we now forgotten this powerful Friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?’
‘I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: ‘That God governs in the affairs of man.’ And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?’
‘We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel; we shall be divided by our little, partial local interests; our projects will be confounded; and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a byword down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter, from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing government by human wisdom and leave it to chance, war, or conquest.’
‘I therefore beg leave to move that, henceforth, prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven and its blessing on our deliberation be held in this assembly every morning before we proceed to business.” From THE LIGHT AND THE GLORY by Peter Marshall, Jr. and David Manuel, pp. 342 & 343 paperback.
O how we need again, to hear the words of this man in the history of our nation. If we are not dependent upon God, our Providence, for the leadership of this nation we will become the laughing stock of the world.
Being A Patriot
From April 26, 2007.
Being A Patriot
Freedom At Stake
From April 21, 2007
Freedom At Stake
The posts I will be sharing in the next few days are from another blog I started in 2007. I moved it to wordpress as a blog by the same name. I am endeavoring to downsize so I am moving this one through a copy and paste method. From April 19, 2007.
Independence Day on the Banks of Flat Creek
I took a couple of pictures while celebrating Independence Day yesterday. The first is up above. It is the header picture.
Now I share with you the second…
Many of the family members had already left. As families go; they had others places to go, and other things to do.
It is so good to live in such a God Blessed Nation.
Declaration of Independence
Hi everyone. I am praying for us as citizens of the U. S. of A. to realize and celebrate one of the most God blessed nations in the world. For 242 years now we have been a nation, and only by the grace of God can we continue as a nation in independence and freedom from tyranny or anarchy. Here is our Declaration of Independence adopted July 4, 1776,
Enjoy celebrating our liberty as this Nation has for these numerous year; but be safe, and always look to the Creator who has designed and made all things. His name is Jesus (John 1:1-5; Colossians 1:15-18).
From the banks of Flat Creek,
Flat Creek is Still Rolling
This is a post just to let you know we are still here, and that Flat Creek is still rolling right along.
Many floaters; in canoes, inner tubes, boats, kayaks, etc. have come by. I have not seen them all, but I have heard many of them as they float by and go over the small rapid behind our house.
With the rain we have gotten this Summer it has been a busy time just keeping up with the lawn mowing. I have loved every minute of it. I appreciate every drop of rain. Thank the Lord for His blessings everyday.
My wife and I spent a couple of days with our son Philip and his wife Sarah and their daughters; Rene’e, Natalie, and Kylie in Booneville, AR. this past week. It was kind of our family get together time. However on July fourth we were with most of our kids at the family swimming hole for our annual Fourth of July get together. It was a wonderful time, both times
Our daughter Monica, husband Sam with their two kids; Addyson and AlexZander were at Philip’s too. All great kids.
Those Poplar trees we planted back in the Spring of 2011 are about twelve feet high now. Some not quite there, but most are. The Rose of Sharon’s we planted are just now blooming. Some have not yet made any blooms. Others are about to.
I have also built a Yard Deck, for our charcoal grill to set on. I really like it away from the house where it will pose no problem with flames, yet not so far away as to be distant. We have enjoyed the grill on the new deck two or three times this Summer. Good food.
It is amazing how fast the Summer is rolling along. School will be starting in just less than a month now. I am sure no one wanted to be reminded of that.
From the banks of Flat Creek
It is the Fourth of July…
…Once again. It is wonderful to remember the birth of our Nation, her heroes, her victories, and even her failures. Yes we have had some failures, and hopefully we will or have learned from them; though I am not so sure about the D.C.er’s . That could mean Debilitated Criminals or it could be District of Columbia. You take your pick.
We will be gathering in a few hours down at the Ole Swimming Hole of the Blankenship family, along the banks of Flat Creek; not quite one half mile, down stream from our house.
Last July I wrote a post about “Survival” and told you I had a rifle and knew how to use it, but I did not have a four wheel drive or a shotgun. Well, now I have a four wheel drive, and I someday I will get a shotgun. With God’s help and by His grace we survive whatever evil, the devil, the world, and the chastisement of the LORD comes our way.
Have a wonderful celebration today. Remember from whence you came, and from whence your freedom came. Thank the LORD for our soldiers, who have fought, bled and died that we might be free; however, even more thank the LORD for giving us FREEDOM.
What a Wonderful Day
Every day is a wonderful day, however, today is wonderful because we are celebrating the 235th anniversary of the United States of America, and freedom from Great Britain.
I am thankful to Almighty GOD for raising up such a nation as this. A nation free to believe in God, or not believe if that’s what one desires. If you choose, however, not to believe in GOD please don’t think you have the right to stop me from believing, and I won’t believe that I have the right to stop you from believing what you do. We also have the right to debate, discuss, and even argue vigorously over our beliefs, without attacking one another verbally or physically.
For 235 years this nation has lived by the grace of God. She will only continue by that same grace of God. Oh, how we need His mercy; and we have it. Oh, how we need His grace; and we have that as well. Let us rejoice in God’s grace and mercy today, thanking Him for the blessings He has bestowed upon us.