Sunday, November 13, 2005

Thankful: part 2

With Veterans Day just past, I have had time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for, concerning our freedoms. Freedoms that we do not think twice about. Freedoms that cost our forefathers , our great-grandfathers, grandfathers, fathers, brothers, uncles, neighbors, etc., yes, even our grandmothers, mothers, and sisters, their very lives. Both of my parents served in the U.S. Army in the 1950's, actually meeting in Texas at an army base there. Because of these men and women, we can sit openly in the church of our choice, and hear the Word of God being preached. We can own, for ourselves, the written Word of God, and not be stoned, burned at the stake, or tortured. We can share our faith with others, without looking over our shoulder for "big brother". We can go to the polls each November, and vote for whomever our conscience dictates. We can stand up, in public, and let our views be known to all, without fear. We can have as many, or as few children as we wish, without having them torn from us when we have reached "their" limits. We have much to be thankful for. Give thanks.

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