Happy 4th of July!
Thank you Joyce for these thought provoking questions again this week. As you will see, I got rather long-winded with some of my answers.
I look forward to seeing how others have answered these questions on
My favorite thing about the 4th is what it actually means and why we have this day set aside to celebrate. I am grateful for our forefathers and many men and women who have fought to secure our independence as a nation.
Favorite food would have to be watermelon. Bar-be-Que chicken, baked beans and potato salad would be the precursor.
We have a new flag but haven't gotten the required hanger to mount on the brick. Should we do what we need to do to get it hung, yes, we will fly a flag at our house.
Our city does a huge firework display on the river; however, we aren't crazy about fighting the multitudes to see it. Folks in our gated community always go all out as families or individually each year, but this year we will have a joint firework display in the park to culminate a day-long celebration. We will start the morning with a children's parade and food. Then later have a pie contest and games until the fireworks begin after dark.
2. What's something you recently got for free?
Is anything free these days?
3. The Statue of Liberty, The Liberty Bell, The Washington Monument, or Mount Rushmore...how many on the list have you seen? What is your favorite historical American monument, and why?
The only one I haven't seen is Mount Rushmore. I do feel a sense of urgency to see it before all national monuments are destroyed. Seriously! Would you believe the mayor of New Orleans is threatening to take down all the monuments that represent the history of the city? No joke! I doubt it will ever happen, but to even consider such a thing is beyond my comprehension. Political correctness gone a amok!
4. When it comes to the news are you more ostrich (stick my head in the sand) or hog (they have room to take a whole lot in)? How much attention have you given the recent news reports regarding ISIS and the acts of terror they've perpetrated against those who do not share their beliefs or support their cause?
I am definitely a hog where the news is concerned. I can become rather
A friend recently loaned me the current issue of the "LampLighter" magazine.
"We live in perilous times, but we need not despair for the Bible clearly proclaims that 'We will win in the end!' And that will occur when Jesus returns in majesty, power and glory to reign from Mount Zion in Jerusalem.
We are to await His return but in the meantime, we aren't to allow ourselves to be deceived."5. We're talking plain ice cream...vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry? Choose one.
Vanilla with warm chocolate sauce. Or, chocolate with or without a warm chocolate sauce. Either way, make it chocolate.
6. Share a song you love containing the word 'stars' in the lyrics or title?
"How Great Thou Art"
O Lord my God!
When I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds thy hands have made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power thro'out the universe displayed.
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee:
How great thou art, how great thou art!
7. Describe and/or say goodbye to June with an acrostic.
In line with today's theme:
8. Insert your own random thought here.
"If Jesus preached the same message ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified."
I AM INDIGNANT THAT OUR NATION'S CAPITAL WOULD EVER LOOK LIKE THIS!
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views."
William F. Buckley, Jr.