I always feel blessed to live in this great nation, the United States of America. Although, we have our share of hard times, we always come out stronger and (I believe) better as a nation.  America was built on the idea that God blesses America and that America trusts in God.  I feel blessed!

I also believe that I am  a part of the Holy Nation of God.

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy." 1 Peter 2:9-10 (NIV)
Happy Birthday July 4 to my great nation- USA!

AND Happy Birthday July 4 to my son!!!

Scripture source: Bible Gateway


  1. America is an awesome country! And happy birthday to your son. Does he think the fireworks are just for him?

  2. I am proud to be an American.

    Wonderful post!

    Happy Birthday to your son. Is he a firecracker? You did not name him bottle rocket or anything like that, did you?

  3. You too, Jemi.

    Alex,He still does!!!

    Gail, I should have, but I was in too much pain to think. :)

  4. Hi Teresa .. Happy Birthday to your son .. and hope you're having a lovely 4th July weekend ..

    Cheers - Hilary

  5. Nicely said. Isn't it a shame we are the nation of "In God we trust" but he can't go in government buildings where we need him.

    Happy 4th!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  6. What a wonderful day to have a birthday! Happy Birthday to your son! I'm proud to be an American...God Bless the USA! Hope you had a great weekend.

  7. What a fun day to have a baby and a birthday. Great words of hope and inspiration, today!

  8. Nicely said! God has surely Blessed this nation and its important we take time to thank Him for all that he has provided and entrusted us with.

  9. Happy belated Birthday to your son!!!
    kisses for him!

    what inspiring words!

    betty xx

  10. I hope you had a lovely 4th and Happy Belated to your son!
    We ARE blessed to live in America aren't we!?

  11. Great observations. I'm with you on this.
    Hope your son had a great birthday.

    Tossing It Out

  12. Timely and beautifully written!


  13. I hope both celebrations were awesome. We just had an open house for two grands. It was very nice.


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