This blog will be a little different but
because of my husband being a pastor,
I want to share.....
The freedoms in our country are so important to me...
so that is why I am sharing
this particular day with you.
Today, is our National Day of Prayer.
This is the park, in our community, where many
volunteers go to read the Bible completely
through in three days.
And yes, it is a public square and right across
from our courthouse.
Our National Day of Prayer began back in 1775
with the Continental Congress
asking for the colonies to pray
for wisdom in forming our nation.
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln
proclaimed a day of
"humiliation, fasting and prayer".
It wasn't until 1952, with Harry S. Truman,
the National Day of Prayer was signed into law,
and not until 1988, Ronald Reagan designated the
1st Thursday of May as the annual
observance of this holiday.
All of this said because I want to remember myself....
I am entrusted with so many freedoms,
with the biggest being the freedom to live in this country
that allows my freedoms.
I don't ever want to take them for granted
or neglect them, they are gifts to me.